Valentine’s Day

Today love in my house looks like runny noses and aching heads and coughing.

Today love in my house isn’t a dozen roses, but a dozen cough drops.

Not a box of chocolates, but a box of kleenex.

It’s okay that way.

Love can’t always be stars in your eyes, holding hands in the park, and romantic candlelight dinners.

Most of the time it isn’t.

And that’s okay.

Love isn’t really an extravagant gift anyway.

Love is wiping noses and cleaning up puke and dosing cough medicine and changing smelly diapers.

So I guess, what better way to spend Valentine’s Day that loving my family?

At least, that’s what I’m going to be telling myself today between the sudafed and orange juice and feel-better-hugs.

May your day be filled with love, whatever it holds in store for you.


10 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day

  1. Aw, happy Valentine’s Day anyway! 😦 Joel has to work & we both have colds, too, so we’re not celebrating today like we wish we were, but oh, well. πŸ™‚ great summary of what love really is. πŸ™‚

  2. Sounds wonderful to me! I never had any children so I DO know that you are fortunate to be blowing the noses of your children and dishing out the cough drops πŸ˜‰ You have beautiful kids… and you’re good with the camera! Enjoyed your posts very much. Thanks for coming over to my place too! Your words blessed me πŸ™‚

  3. we’re mowing the lawn, putting up for sale signs, making some chili… there were small treats for v-day, but the day continues, and we continue LOVING each other just as we did yesterday, as we will tomorrow. we continue living and breathing in God’s LOVE.

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