Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Sorry if I haven't told you lately.
Growing up in my house, we didn’t really acknowledge any holidays. I mean, we had Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, but not the way most celebrate. Usually we would make a big dinner and go to a movie or something. My dad hated being around people so he just started to be a scrooge at any holiday so that we didn’t have to be social. I was always upset about this and felt like I was missing out. Now, however, I take away one positive from all of this. Superficial holidays such as Valentines Day don’t affect me one way or another.
I also came away with what I want Valentines Day to mean to my daughter as she grows. People in general get caught up in everyday life and sometimes forget to acknowledge the ones that they love. I believe that Valentines Day should be more of a day to remember to tell people how we feel about them. I think that I am going to teach her that we will never buy anything for anyone on this holiday nor should we expect to get anything from anyone. We will sit down and make something from the heart for the ones we love. We will make a list of everyone that we care about and call and let them know how much they mean to us. To me, this should and will be a day to say the words that we sometimes have a hard time expressing!
You are very special to me and you being in my life makes me a better person.
I love you!