A lot of times in our marriages we get busy and the little things we used to do, the little love notes, the sweet nothings, the nighties, the flirting, some how, are things of yesterday. But why? Where did all those moments go? Valentines Day gives us all an excuse to reach out of our comfort zone. It’s easy to say I love you, it’s easy to buy a card, but when was the last time you wrote a love letter to your husband, deep from your heart. When was the last time you really looked him in the eyes and told him how much you appreciate him. When was the last time you really did it up in the bedroom? It’s not about the chocolates or flowers, but all about the every day little gifts and gestures we do for each other all year long. He supports the family, you take care of the kids, he takes out the garbage, you clean the house, and it’s the beauty of the monotony of every day life that I think is really sexy, and really sweet. Give me your devotion. Stand by me. Support my craziness. Listen to my insanity. Unload the dishwasher. Take the kids for a sleigh ride. Love me. Every day of the year. But on Valentines Day, it is my excuse to make sure I let my husband know just how wonderful he is, and how lucky I feel. Anything I can do for him to make him feel special. And anything I can do for my children to make them feel special. They are too my sweethearts. And I am so lucky to have them. The little gestures I do for them every day, I hope makes their childhood special. I hope for them every day feels like Valentines Day. I just want them to feel secure, to feel loved, and to from that feel like they can conquer the world. And for all of you, my ladies, my sweet women trying to be the best you can be. You are appreciated from me and I send you many hugs and kisses. Lift your heads, and be proud of yourself and your family. You deserve it this Valentines Day and every day.
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