Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Valentines Day. I've had a love/hate relationship with it since I was a little girl. (I'm sorry in advance Mom when you read this) BUT....it all began when I was younger and we moved a lot. When I was in 3rd grade - I started my 3rd school that year on Valentines Day. Now - why could they have not let me wait and start on the 15th? So I had no box and I remember the teacher clearly saying "Can ya'll (cause this was Texas) please give any extra valentines to our new girl Kelly?" SAD!
Then I was the girl in high school with no boyfriend who watched all the other girls get flowers as they came over the announcements beginning at 2:45 on Valentines with all the flowers and called out the names of all the lucky "loved" girls.
Then during and after college - the day just stood as a painful reminder that I was single. Although I relished the years that I was single working at Wal-Mart and I would actually get flowers from a guy. It was a huge deal at Wal-Mart because with thousands of employees - they would line a whole hallway with long tables and alphabetize them all. I remember one year that I got flowers from THREE guys! That kind of made up for the whole 3rd grade ordeal. :-)
But now I have a lifetime valentine and I love the day! We don't celebrate in any special way besides maybe a nice dinner (or this year I think we are having valentines lunch). But every day is valentines when you get to be married to your best friend!
I did come home (after a horrible trip to Wal-Mart........I think it was worse than Christmas Eve in there) and found this cute box of goodies sitting on our counter. My in-laws sent us lots of fun things that did make my day.
Maybe Valentines isn't so bad after all!