I don’t know why “love” is so prevalent on February 14th. All of the hoopla, Mylar balloons and chocolates are apparently an outward expression of affection. I am not a hater of love, just a hater of commercialized love that is attached to a price tag. I am also that parent who never tells my child that Christmas is about the birth of Jesus….and I love the Lord. < That’s a topic for another day. It pays to study history.>
However, I am not foreign to the feeling of loneliness that days like these induce in many. I also can’t ignore the love and kindness of those closest to me, who understand how my heart was broken. How my life changed rapidly. How my vision of family dissipated for a season. Loved ones can drive you insane, but when you have loving blood, they understand where you are, how you feel, and how they can put a smile on your face in their best way possible. Even if you are not feeling like accepting the affection, just accept it and appreciate it. When you think about it, LOVE, is ALWAYS needed. When you feel like you have enough of it…..there is always room for more. ❤
I spent my Valentines day being loved by my beautiful Mom and my awesome Son. My Mom and I went shopping and she bought me Chinese food and said; “Here you go. Happy Valentines day!” Who can turn down comfort food on that one day where you keep bumping into couples drenched in red cotton and spandex? She is thee best Mama in the world. And there is my son…..my Chulito, Heremia. He is always a light in my day. I have made it through every major and emotional Holiday!!!! The rest of 2017 is going to be a Blast!