It is a love bug kind of day. The day to show your significant other how much you love them. At least that is what the majority of those I know think Valentine’s Day is all about. They feel that if they do not have a significant other this holiday is awful. I have other thoughts, this is a day to share love. Valentine’s Day is my oldest daughter’s FAVORITE holiday, and I like to think that I had something to do with that.
When my kids where little we celebrated EVERY holiday together including Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s were made for every member of our immediate family, extended family and friends. Chocolate heart boxes, a soft stuffed animal, a card and possibly some other tasty candy were selected and given with care to my little ones. One year they each received a love bug. The love bug was either a bumble bee or a lady bug and when squeezed in the right spot it said “I love you”. I miss those days.
Now the two oldest children are all grown up. Living their own lives and doing their own thing. Traditions change as our lives change. This saddens my heart, I miss those younger days. Today will be spent hanging out with my youngest doing a movie day with popcorn and maybe we will run off to the store and buy some chocolates as well. I am sure we will snuggle our dogs in the process and I will remember all the past Valentine’s Days we have shared.
I hope others share this fun, love filled day with others they love. The list is endless on who that might be and different for everyone. Perhaps it will be a significant other, family member, friend, neighbor or someone unexpected you may have just met. Happy Valentine’s Day, I hope your day is filled with love.