Is it about love or lovers?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Does your heart swell with pride
When your children smile real wide?

Does a lump form in your throat
When he helps you with your coat?

Do those little things mean much
Because your love is such?
It's not diamonds and pearls
For all of God's girls
There are some like me
Who appreciate sincerity.

What a beautiful busy weekend!

My baby boy's girl was in town. We celebrated her birthday and my oldest son's birthday. Ruby made a wonderful fish fry and Chris (bb) bought a birthday cake for the two of them. We played bid whist and other games with the children, we took pictures, laughed, joked, hugged and ate. Two days later, my husband went to visit Ruby and her children to find the home warmly decorated for Valentine's day. There money was generously spent in the wonderful family get together, but DeShaon took special delight in buying his mother the card he is holding and a balloon bouquet. He modestly insisted that it was nothing. When a teen unselfishly gives to their mother like that it says something about the love their mother has instilled in them. I did not get a card, flowers, jewelry or any of the like from my hubby, but my daughter's goodies made my day! And my son's girl, Mari bought me a box of York peppermint patties. 

Prior to my hubby and I getting married there was one Valentine's day when we were on the outs. Baby girl, Ruby, showed up at my job with a beautiful bouquet of flowers because she thought I would be depressed on Valentine's day. I was, but soon I felt so much better. Is Valentine's day about lovers or about love? Long ago I instilled in my children that the thought of the gift and the act of giving is so much more than the cost of the gift. Hold my door, smile, say something sweet or thoughtful. I do not need you to buy me flowers. I will get my own. Give me your thoughts and your heart, and I will truly be rich. I will give mine in return.

This post linked to Ruby Tuesday. Happy Valentine's day. I truly hope your Valentine's day was full of love. Mine was!! :-)  Thank you for visiting me and God bless.  


chubskulit February 14, 2011 at 10:27 PM  

Such a beautiful post. I think Valentine's day is about love because not only lovers can express their love to someone right?

***Icy BC February 15, 2011 at 12:56 PM  

Such a wonderful sentiment, gathering, and happiness in this post, Judy!

DoanLegacy February 16, 2011 at 5:29 PM  

You're surrounded by family love, which could be better? Fantastic..

Judy Sheldon-Walker February 17, 2011 at 10:52 PM  

Chubskulit, Right!

Icy, I am truly blessed. No complaints here.

Thanks and God bless!

Ruthi February 20, 2011 at 11:18 AM  

oh Judy... I can tell that your house of full of love and lovely people. I am so happy for you. Keep loving and keep giving love.

SquirrelQueen February 21, 2011 at 2:20 AM  

When a home is filled with love year round Valentine's Day is just a bit of icing on the cake.

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