As I got older I received gifts from my husband, the few that came to mind was an ad he put in the paper...and a heart shaped necklace, all the rest are blobbed together with flowers that are a faded memory.
I think it's a nice holiday, but it shouldn't be reserved for just the young, especially with high expectations abounding from every jewelry store ad and restaurant proving to make your night as special as their ad depicts. Shouldn't we have a little more imagination than that?
Reserving it for more love in the air and less hate, showing kindness to those who feel left out and don't matter..making it more of a day, a little more special, to those in need, rich and poor alike. Valentines day can be so much more if we get off the commercialized band wagon and use our imagination to "share the love".
When I think of VD I think of my parents, and a friend, his birthday is on that day.
I asked my mom one time about Valentines Day and dad. She laughed, she had a reflective look on her face so I'm pretty sure she was remembering moments of their VD together. I didn't ask, I just assumed. I felt those were private if she wanted me to know she'd tell me.
|Blue Shorts for Buster|
Feb. 15, was the day near and dear to her heart along with a box of 50% off chocolates from the local Walgreen's or Eckerds then. That was my dad's speed...Whitman's and Russell Stover.
This was probably when they lived in Florida, I know for a fact he would go to Dietschs when they lived in Findlay, especially for their heart shaped boxes of awesome hand dipped chocolates..I remember seeing it in the house. Now that I think of it I do remember receiving one and with the luxury of knowing it was mine bit into whatever I wanted leaving those I didn't like or think I didn't like for later. Memories.
|Mom, Cory, Lauren, & Rita 8/'07|
In memory of.. on this day 2/13/08
That's all I have of the story, I love it because I know it wasn't the day that mattered it was the thought that counted even at 50% off!!