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Valentine’s Fail or Is It?

I love Valentine’s Day. 

I love donning an outfit of pink and red.

I love to pick out cards for my kids and my husband.

I love planning a special dinner and eating a decadent dessert.

I love attending my kids’ class parties.

I love my husband and my kids.

I love celebrating love.

But this year…

I love that I have a sinister cold.

I love that I have a zit between my nose and my upper lip from the lotion kleenex that hurts when I used it.

I love that my hair is dirty (and needs a color touch up), my nose is red and my Valentine’s Day outfit is grey sweats.

I love that the antibiotics are making me so sick that I will be having brown rice for dinner.

I love that my husband and I are cancelling our romantic dinner because I am too sick to enjoy it.


I love that my husband bought cards for the kids from both of us, flowers for our nanny, flowers for our son’s teacher and cards for me, despite the fact that I did nothing.

I love that my son contorted himself into the shape of a heart when I told him he was my valentine.

I love that my daughter offered to share he prized chocolate heart with me because she loves me ( I let her keep it – yes I love her that much!)

I love that my kids had great Valentine’s Day despite my calamities.

I love that the perfect gift for my husband could be purchased next door to the pharmacy I went to this morning. (A little late, but gift and card acquired).

I love that my husband had Sherry’s Berries delivered to me at noon.

I love that he had roses delivered to me at 4:30.

I love that he loves me despite my mucous, upset stomach and many short-comings.

I love being married to a man who loves to love, loves unconditionally and knows chocolate cures almost everything.

I love being this lucky.

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  1. February 14, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    lucky you! Me and the kids went to visit my husband at work and apparently we overstayed our welcome because at one point he stood up and said, “Well, I have work to do, you can stay if you want, but I have stuff to do.” I love him so. (note the sarcasm)

    • February 15, 2011 at 10:06 am

      Oh Jamie – my husband is back to his usual distracted self today, I guess he felt like he had earned enough points! 😉

  2. February 14, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Awww – I’m gonna go to bed now on this happy note…!

    • February 15, 2011 at 10:04 am

      I slept like a baby on Dimetapp myself…

  3. February 14, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    awww.. how sweet!! I hope you fell better!!

  4. February 14, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Lucky, lucky woman. We stopped by to see the DH on the way home tonight, gave him my daughter’s chocolates (she didn’t notice) and I’ll probably be asleep when he gets home…which is my Valentine to him.


    • February 15, 2011 at 10:04 am

      Mads – you crack me up! I am glad you weren’t caught stealing chocolate. 😉

  5. February 15, 2011 at 9:24 am

    So. Great.

    Hope you feel better soon, but really? You’ve already got it good…and the best part is that you know it.

    • February 15, 2011 at 10:03 am

      Thanks Julie! My husband has been asking for me to read him the comments because he was so proud of himself yesterday and loved that I wrote about how lucky I am. And I really am lucky!

  6. February 16, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    I couldn’t get into the Valentine’s spirit this year. Maybe if I had read this post a few days ago it would have inspired me. I’m glad you rose to the occasion! Great post!

  7. February 17, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    This made me laugh and was such a creative post! I am sick as a dog too, my children are sick, I am getting fatter but this put it all in perspective!!!!

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