Monday, February 14, 2011

No Grand Gestures Needed

Valentine's Day has never been up there on my list of favorite holidays.  It doesn't hold a candle to Christmas or Thanksgiving.

It runs well behind Easter and Memorial Day weekend.

Trust me, I certainly look for my chocolates and flowers.  That is a given.

Every Valentine's Day my Dad sends me flowers.  And he gives me chocolates.

He never forgets.

Just a small gesture to remind me I'm one of his "girls".

I explained this tradition to Hubby a few years back.  I knew I wanted our girls to have those same memories of their Dad.  And tomorrow Hubby shall come home from work with a small bouquet of flowers for each of his girls.

Hubby, that is your reminder.  Don't forget.

Valentine's Day is special, but it is low key for us.

Which is what I prefer.

If Hubby ever surprised me with a candlelit dinner with fancy food and desserts I'd roll over laughing.  We both would.  It ain't our style.

We're casual people.  Give us burgers, beer and Diet Coke.  And if we're really lookin' for a good time?  Drop us in the middle of a casino.

Now we're talkin'.

We live with love every day of the year.  Our house is full of hugs and kisses.  We don't need a day on the calendar to remind us to acknowledge each other.  It's wonderful to have a reason to celebrate all the love in our lives, but we celebrate in little ways every chance we get.

No grand gestures needed.

Hubby warms my spot in bed.  Every night.  He would never subject my already freezing body to cold bedsheets. 

And for this Hubby, I love you.

I love you for the days you spontaneously bring me Fribbles from Friendly's.  And when you clean the house before I get home from work.  And especially when you get Moopa in the mornings so I can sleep longer.

And munchkins, I love when you all remember to make your beds.

And Mom and Dad?  I love how I can call you a thousand times in one hour and you'll still pick up the phone.  My Mommybrain remembers everything in pieces.  This warrants several smaller phone calls rather than one standard call. 

For your patience Mom and Dad, I love you.

The little things mean the most in our home.  They are constant reminders of all the love in our lives.

I wish you small expressions of love from your loved ones this Valentine's Day.

No grand gestures needed in Mommyhood.
Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. So well spoken, Jodie because love is indeed in the little things. Happy Valentine's Day!

  2. Loved the post! You two are too cute! Happy Valentine's Day!

  3. What a sweet post. So true... no grad gestures needed. Just Fribbles from Friendly's -- the small things, the little things that says, "I love you." Happy Valentine's Day!


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