I always got Jeremy and Christopher a little something for Valentine's Day. Of course they're both my Valentine, they stole my heart years and years ago!
Last week I mailed Jeremy a box of goodies to college. He probably rolled his eyes a little when he opened it but I secretly know he got a kick out of it. I would. Surprise mail is always exciting. I mean, how many twenty year olds get Sponge Bob Valentines to share with all the students on his dorm floor??? One at least, mine did this year :-). (I hope he actually passed them out!)
OK, OK, didn't just send him Valentines stuff, there were some other things in the box (to throw him off) but the primary idea behind the package was of course because I love him and he'll always be my special valentine. I figured if I showed up at his dorm room he might not care for that.... Soooo, a box of treats would have to do. Happy Valentine's Day Jeremy!
This year Bailey is my Valentine too. I'm having dinner with her tonight. I know it's a tough day for her and it would make me happy to be with her. I'm sad too.
I asked her if she had any pictures from last year which was their one and only Valentine’s Day together. Of course she had photos of everything! So sweet, how cute the two of them were together.
I remember Chris asking me to find a picture to put in the middle of the bears heart so I found one of his baby pictures that I loved and showed him how to trace around the plastic heart shaped cover so the photo would fit perfectly inside. I don't think he cared much for how it got done, only that I hurried so it was done and wrapped to bring to Bailey (yes, I did his wrapping...)
I also went shopping with him at Hoff's for the earrings the week before. I'm so glad I did. Nice memories now after realizing I can't do it again.
I have a digital picture frame in my bedroom that scrolls continuously. It sits next to the TV and would probably annoy most people when watching a show but I find it comforting. When I wake up in the middle of the night I lay there and watch it change frames. I have several favorites including this one:
When I woke up last Valentine's Day I found it on the kitchen counter. It shows the humorous side to Chris (and just FYI, no, I didn't drink the wine at 6am - it stayed under the plastic wrap till evening!) The picture makes me smile; he did some really funny things sometimes and sent me some hysterical texts. I wish I had them all but I'm thrilled I have some saved still.
Here's hoping you have a nice St. Valentine's Day. Share a smile and think a good thought. Maybe be someone’s Valentine rather than wish you had one... that'll make the day a little nicer. :-) I researched the St. Valentine hoping I'd come upon some interesting facts but I never found much. I thought it would make for an interesting blog but sorry, I got nothing much to share other than St. Valentine died on the 14th and his story is long and varied. I'll leave it at that for today but something tells me one of you will fill us all in on him... Enjoy the day.
Thank you for reading.