Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Real Valentine's Day

I used to envision myself opening a pretty Tiffany blue box on Valentine's Day, breakfast in bed, and sonnets written in my honor. Reality after ten and a half years of marriage is a heartfelt Hallmark card, a run to the Starbucks drive-thru after preschool drop-off, and new Barbie clothes for the girls wrapped in brightly colored cupcake wrapping paper with a heart shaped box of chocolates.

Sure, it's easy to dream about that greener grass on the other side of the fence, and yeah (!) I'd still love to have that blue Tiffany box, but occasionally I am reminded of what real love looks like. And this time it was in the form of this little note that my kindergartner surprised me with, so proud of her own spelling skills.


Real love is when your four year old gives you a goldfish cracker crumb hug, when your man helps you sand down a project because he knows your hands are getting tired, when your dog wants to snuggle on the couch after a long day, when your six year old sneaks off to the living room to pen you a love note.

Forget the Tiffany box...I'd say I have it pretty good.

Happy Valentine's Day!

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22 comments:

  1. I LOVE this! Happy Valentine's Day:)

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  2. Boy that brought back memories. I have a very similar note, written on a VERY tiny piece of paper, it basically says, "I "picture of heart" mom" I still have it to this very day, even though it split in two (I had carried it in my wallet for years). Now it resides in a pretty silver heart my husband gave me a few years ago. It really is the little things!!

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  3. Aww sooo sweet:) And so true! Hope you have a wonderful day with lots of real love!

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  4. Aww. It's always the little things that mean the most. Happy Valentine's Day!

    Jessica

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  5. Yeah, girl. I'd say you have it VERY good.

    Much love to you on Valentine's Day!

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  6. Oh so sweet! I couldn't agree with you more that the real signs of love don't come in a box!

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  7. What a sweet note! I love how she carried her e to the next line:) Happy Valentine's Day Amanda!

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  8. You are extremely blessed, for sure!

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  9. Oh yeah that is real love! You are so very blessed! And you just reminded me I need to wrap up the little treats I got my kiddies!

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  10. The kiddo handwriting gets me every time! Precious! Some cute/kid-friendly V-day ideas I came across: http://vtmamateurs.com/2012/02/14/for-your-littlest-valentine/

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  11. Totally agree with you!! Happy V-Day Amanda!

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  12. it's the perfect Valentine!

    I hope you all have a sweet day!

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  13. Awww. Love this.

    I have it pretty good too - thanks for the reminder.

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  14. So sweet -- I'm right there with you! Enjoy your sweet day!

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  15. Awww, what a sweetheart. I'm sure that one is going in Mama's memory box! Hope you're enjoying your Starbucks right now.... :)

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  16. AW! Yep, sounds like you're a lucky lady! Happy Valentines Day!

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  17. So sweet! I love getting little valentine cards from my kids at school. It means so much to me that they saved one of their Valentines for me (I am a special education teacher, so I don't have a class of my "own" exactly)!

    Kim
    specedteacherk.blogspot.com

    PS I love your blog...you post the greatest stuff!

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  18. Awww I'd say you have it REALLY good! Very sweet post. :)

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  19. What a sweet note. I know you'll save it forever!

    Hope your Valentine's Day was good.

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  20. Yes you do!! Love the beautiful note!
    I miss getting those. Sigh
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  21. This is SO sweet! It made me tear up even :-) That's what this day should really be about, meaningful heartfelt love & sentiment. :-) What a sweetie she is :-)

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