Monday, February 14, 2011
Happy Valentines Day, Everyone!
Happy Valentines Day! Now, you have to realize that for me to celebrate Valentines Day is kind of a fun trip down memory lane, as when Decker and I were engaged, we celebrated our first Valentines Day together. He bought flowers for Karla (one of our nieces who lived with us at the time), my Mother (he had to spoil her too) and, of course, me. For me, he had a special bouquet of 10 red roses surrounding two white roses (representing us). Yeah, we were both sappy. LOL.
After he passed away, though, this day was made even sadder with the fact the 6 month anniversary (and semi-annual anniversary each year afterwards) of his death is also on this day. I stopped celebrating it because it was just too painful.
But as with the winters of our lives, so also comes the spring. For me, it was working at the school where 500 enthusiastic (and sugar filled) students would give me valentines and a hug. How could you not celebrate that?
So, with that, Happy Valentines Day, everyone!