So, today is Valentine’s Day. I thought it would be hard, seeing all the couples on Facebook, the commercials, just all the people still in love. (*see below) It does sting a little, until I realized that Jon and I haven’t really celebrated a Valentine’s Day in a very long time. In fact, there have been many Valentines Days that he has been out of town. Now, I see that we really should have made more of an effort at romance, even if it is a silly holiday. I was never a big one for forced romance or spending money on trinkets when I could get something I really Even that does not upset me. My Valentines are now, and truthfully have been for a while, my children. Proof in point. I got major hugs and kisses this morning from both of them, and Joci even made me a little homemade card, nothing fancy, just a little card that says “Your my Valintine Mom xoxo”. My heart jumps for these kids. A little chocolate would be nice, but it’s expensive and honestly, I don’t need it, my doctor would agree. Flowers are lovely, but they only last so long. The smiles, hugs, and devotion that my kids shower on me is eternal. I wouldn’t trade that for anything. As the three of us start down this little path together I feel like we are a little team. We may argue and squabble from time to time, but the three of us are going to make it, together.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
*I haven’t been on my blog for a long while and should probably note that Jon and I have separated. It’s been about a month now and while I could go on and on oversharing about why we are separated, let’s just leave it at separated. It’s not always easy, and the kids can act out pushing me a bit to see their limits, and there have been tears, but all in all things are more calm now all around. And there’s less laundry, and that’s always good!