Valentines of the Heart

The time around Valentine’s Day is a bittersweet time of year. Theresa lost her father around this time last year. I lost a loved one as well around this time. I am glad that there is a reminder during the year to recognize our loved ones and let them know that we love and care for them. I certainly believe that it needs to be a daily occurrence. Even those people who have difficulty saying those three words…I love you…I need you…I want you.

I celebrated with my loved ones, but I also remembered very fondly those who are no longer here.  Both of my parents, my Butterfly, and other loved ones have passed away. But I carry a valentine for them in my heart. I love them and miss them. I appreciate the time they spent in my life.

Each year, around Valentine’s day, I place a rose on the grave of my Butterfly. I tried to do that this year, but we have had lots of snow and the drive lanes of the cemetery were not plowed. I did not dare drive back into the cemetery. I will just have to try later when the weather is better.

My family has been suffering from the flu for the last three weeks, but I hope that you are well. I hope that you enjoyed your Valentine’s Day giving and receiving love. Remember that you carry the Valentines for all those that you love throughout the year. Any day or time you wish to let those you care about know you love them, you will never be without a valentine.

Take care, stay well and be blessed.

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