This week has been a flurry of Valentine’s related activities – cookie baking, Class Valentine’s decorating and putting together, class party supply buying and party planning and watching Monkey prepare and write his first ever class Valentine’s all by himself.
As the kids were prepping their class Valentine’s, my mind was going over all the things that I want to write in their cards and in Nathan’s
All the ways that I want to tell them that I love them and what I love about them – all that got me thinking about Love and what Love means to me.
Love is the twitterpated feeling in my heart when Nathan kisses me.
It’s the way my heart skips a beat at the light and joy in my children’s eyes when they’re happy.
Love is holding a loved one’s hand while they breathe their last.
It’s making Nathan’s favorite food for him after a long day.
Love is setting it all aside to curl up in bed with my kids to read them a book, or listen to them as they read to each other.
Love is the laughter, the tears, the joy, the chaos, the mess, the wonder, the beauty, the life.
Love is all of that and so much more.
Love is not being able to imagine my life without them…
Love is the lightness in my soul, the pitter patter of my heart, the smile on my face and the light in my eyes when I hold them, see them, think of them.
What is love to you?
Thank you, Hallmark, for choosing me to be their Valentine’s “Life Is A Special Occasion” blogger for 2013. It’s an honor and joy to work with y’all again and to share my life with y’all every day.