This morning I had to go by the pharmacy early. I was waiting in line and I noticed that the guy in front of me had these V-Day candy hearts, a silly bear, a card and one other little candy thing. I couldn't help but think that CVS chocolate and a last minute card was kind of a crappy gift. I was also thinking to myself, did he forget and his wife or girlfriend got mad at him this morning so now he's scrambling? I looked behind me and the V-Day aisle looked like it had been ravaged. Little bears holding hearts were strewn and mixed in with big red foil candy hearts and the like. This week one jewelry company has been running an ad for "the perfect gift". It's a candy filled box with some sort of diamond trinket inside. It says something like, "what could be better? diamonds AND chocolate, all for only $99". It goes on to say that you'll be "her hero". Maybe it's just me but the candy heart with the diamond thing for $99 is just not what I'm hoping for. I am not a high maintenance V-Day person. I like a hug, maybe a cool card (Steven always writes sweet things) or some little sweet present. Presents are not required though. All I care about is that we just give each other some love that day. Steven is great at these kinds of things. His presents are great and his letters are even better. I never want the "diamond and chocolate box" gift- it just stings with obligation. My wish for you all today is that you get awesome sweet nothings whispered in your ears or written on a note. I hope you get a phone call with a love wish. Maybe you'll even get some nice flowers or get to go on a date? My gift to you is to share some cool blogs from others and some cutey pics of mine. Enjoy!
Love Thursday is a cool blog thing started (I think) by The Shutter Sisters. Now every week on Thursday, various bloggers post pictures and stories all about love. With it being Valentines Day, I thought what better day to start? If you've been reading, you will know that my youngest son just turned 3. So, my head is in the past thinking all about his 3 years and how much he's grown. So, today I was looking at pictures that I took a little less than a year ago just to see exactly how much he's changed. I found these images from a quickie session I did here at the studio one day when they were just hanging around. These are my loves for sure. They are responsible for making me into a whole person, which is a huge job that they managed to do really quickly. Before them I was roaming, meandering, always searching. Now I am still searching and evolving but the stage that I have to work on is much bigger and so much more lit up and important. We can't forget Steven either. He is like our foundation. He makes me feel safe and loved and I can't imagine my life without him. There is no way that I could do all of the cool things that I am doing if it weren't for him. His patience, acceptance and presence helps me be stronger. It was chance that we met (or maybe it wasn't?). Sometimes I make myself crazy thinking, "what if I hadn't gone that night?" or "what if he had never called me back?". Thankfully I did go and he did call back and now we're here, thanks universe!
Happy Valentines Day to everyone! Here are some other blogs to enjoy: