I never really make huge deals out of birthdays, Christmas or Valentine's when it comes to the commercial aspect. Of course for my birthday I thank God for giving me another birthday. I definitely celebrate Christmas and Easter for the real reason but gifts for me I don't ask for it. I give but I don't ask. Just appreciation is enough for me.
With that being said I still thought that I'd share what I did get for Valentine's Day and in my eyes a little definitely means a whole lot.
Ayanna really wanted to give me something but she wasn't able. I told her that I didn't expect anything. I mean that. Joe gave each one of his favorite girls a single stem rose, pink for them and red for me. The box you see beside them was heart shaped with assorted candies and a balloon which he gave each of us our own. So sweet. I'm a sucker for candy.
Aliya made me a 25 reasons Why I Love You book. She decorated an old journal with glitter and attached her brand new pencil that she received at her last dentist appointment to it. It just so happened to have red hearts on it. Awww.
Here are a few exerpts of what she wrote:
#3 You can make a bag of candy disappear like magic (she knows me)
#7 You're very good with kids (I do my best)
#9 You make me laugh (I think you're the only one who gets the most tickled at me)
#12 You came home to be with us (heartfelt)
#20 You're the best Mommy in the galaxy (all smiles)
Words from the heart mean so much when they are sincere. These are the things that make me happy. Of course we all like some material things but I can cherish something like love for always.