Thursday, February 14, 2013

My Valentine's Day Legacy

Today I turn 34. My mom was right. As you get older, the time goes more quickly.  I was reminissing with my daughter this morning that 10 years ago today, I had just found out I was pregnant with her and for my birthday then, I had gotten her first pair of baby shoes for my birthday from my dad.  Time really does fly by! My baby can't possibly be 10 this year!!!


As I was sitting down in the silence of the morning, after work,  I was reflecting on how much this day means to my family.  We have started a legacy of sorts.  Not only is it Valentines Day today, but it is a day that means so much more.


February 14, 1958 - My mother was adopted by a wonderful couple (who I know as my grandparents - what love to take in a child that isn't biologically yours)

February 14, 1976 - My dad proposed to my mom (College love!)

February 14, 1979 - I was born (after putting my mom through 3 days of back labor - that is love!)

Febrary 14, 2009 - I married the love of my life


I can remember when I was younger, I hated having my birthday on Valentine's day, because I had to "share" it with a holiday. Even when I got into my teen years and wanted to have friends over to Hang Out, my friends were suddenly too busy with their boyfriends so I felt that my birthday was no longer special, although, my mom lovingly every year, would try and make it special and bake me a cake and shower me with a gift or three and hugs and kisses.  Then when I got into my early adulthood, Valentine's Day/birthday was just another day. It became nothing really special.  But as I sit here today, I realize it is really so much more! Look at the legacy this day has left.  Look at all the blessings God has granted me! It is a day of love and family. Nothing could be better than those two combined with God's grace and divine love!  Valentine's Day is a wonderful day!

I wish all of my readers a Happy Valentine's Day.  I hope each one of you find love in something today! ;-)

This post is dedicated to my Mom, Dad, Husband of 4 wonderful years, and my gorgeous daughter!

4 comments:

  1. Wow, you have the coolest Valentine's Day Ever! That is crazy that all those amazing milestones happened to your family on Feb. 14th!

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    1. Yes, it is pretty amazing! Thank you for taking the time to read it! ;-)

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  2. Awesome! Thank you for sharing your story!

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