February 14, 2013

It's not just for lovers

I couldn't be home this morning to make heart-shaped pancakes for Tommy.  But I did have a bag of goodies waiting for him when he woke up today.
Valentine's Day isn't just for lovers.  Though you couldn't have convinced my teenage self of that.  I remember hating this day when I was younger, because all of the girls with boyfriends at school flaunted their balloons and flowers and chocolates and it only seemed to highlight my patheticness about how I could never snag a boyfriend.  And I have some major trauma due to the annual carnation hand-out in middle school.  *sigh*

But this day is about celebrating all kinds of love - not just the romantic.  It's for celebrating friendship and parents and children too. 

Todd and I exchanged cards after midnight and I opened some sparkly things from him too.  It was a bittersweet exchange as he left in the wee hours of the morning to begin his long drive back up to North Dakota for work. 

I did have a little boy to look forward to this morning.  My sleepy face, eyes-closed-smile boy.  My littlest Valentine.  At least until his little brother arrives.
I got him a bag of goodies.  A couple of "cool" shirts and some candy, a toy truck and stickers.  Just a few little things to celebrate Valentine's Day and remind him that he is loved and celebrated on a day like today.
 Any day that starts with a lollipop is going to be a very good day if you're three probably.
This evening, I'm having two of my girlfriends come over for dinner.  We'll celebrate our friendship and the love that ties us together.  And we won't be alone on a day that can feel very lonely if your husband is far away or if you're still waiting to meet yours. 

Happy Valentine's Day.  Hope you all celebrate all of the loves in your life today!


  1. love this post! completely agree that it is not just for lovers. i guess it is hard to really believe that when you're single but i think more and more people are realizing that it is just a day to celebrate love. and love comes in more forms than the romantic kind.

    and seriously any day that starts with a lollipop regardless of age sounds like a great start of the day to me, haha.

    enjoy today with your friends!

  2. Hey, I'm 31 and if my day started with a lollipop I'd be thinking it was going to be a good day.
    I hope you have a wonderful evening with your friends.