Happy Valentine’s Day
Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other. -Eurpides
Bob and I would delight in giving each of you a beautiful bouquet and chocolates to celebrate this day of love. Since we cannot do that in reality we are sending wishes to you for a lovely day and photos of past spring flowers! To add to the spirit of the day, how about listening to a little music? If your answer is yes, please click on the arrow below and you will hear Love is a Many Splendored Thing.
From childhood I have looked forward to and loved Valentine’s Days. A holiday devoted to expressions of love and friendship and, of course, delicious sweet treats always seemed perfect – never sappy, sentimental or commercial. Some of the days were not all that I wanted them to be, of course, but I never wavered in my happy anticipation and enjoyment of at least parts of the days. Unsurprisingly my most exciting and enjoyable Valentine’s Days came after Bob and I got together. The first time he sent me two dozen long-stemmed red roses was not only thrilling but reassuring about our blossoming relationship.
On Valentine’s Day 1959 my parents gave my brother Bob and me the best gift ever. We were awakened that morning by our grandparents rather than our parents and were told to go to the phone which was puzzling and intriguing. My Dad told us that we had a baby brother. Mark was the adored baby in the hospital nursery because of being born on that day with red hair. Bob and I ran through the house giggling and squealing. The start of many terrific times for our family. Mark passed from our lives far too soon but the love he gave lives on in everyone who knew him. Mark is always in my heart but each Valentine’s Day I remember his joie de vivre, bear hugs and his laugh that was so full of happiness it made everyone laugh who was within earshot.
Hope you devote a little or a lot of time to enjoying this day of love in your own special ways!