With Valentine’s Day just around the corner everyone has love on the brain. I love making holidays fun so I was trying to think of special ways to show my family I love them.
The truth is, us moms show our love in special ways all the time. Maybe not in ways that will end up on Pinterest or in a Facebook status but in the daily routine of a regular life.
Love doesn’t always look like the fairy tale we imagine. It’s not always shiny and sparkly like the Valentine’s cards at the store but it’s every bit as beautiful.
I am often reminded of love in times that catch me off guard, like while my 7-year old is home sick with the flu. Even though the lack of sleep has been tough on me and I feel like a less-than-average waitress covered in snot … I am so grateful to have a daughter to take care of.
I was also reminded of deep love a couple of weeks ago when our 12 year old dog, Diesel died. The pain in my family’s heart was so strong, it could only be real love.
Love comes in the little moments when I choose to listen to my 10-year old talk about things only important to a 10 year old. In my patience, I find those things become important to me too. Or when I choose not to complain when my husband has to leave town for business. In my support, I find I am proud of his hard work.
Still, when you can shout out the love in a big, bold way.. I say go for it!
I came up with a list of fun Valentine surprises for the whole day and thought I would share it with you. Maybe you’ll find an idea or two, even a recipe you’d like to use on your own family. (And if you are needing a little extra love, I’ve included 25 passages that will lift your spirit!)