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Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentines Day

Usually Valentines Day is not a day I really look forward to. For a long time I thought it was only a fun Holiday if you had a man to share it with. This year I actually had a great Valentines day. I mean... in the beginning it wasn't great for any special reason... just another day at work.... but for some reason I was happy about today.
Many singles call today "Singles Awareness Day"... but I really don't think that is what Valentines Day is about. I don't care if you are dating someone or married or single.... its a day that you should tell people that you care about, that you love and care about them.
I really wasn't even thinking about Valentines day for the first half of my day. Just working. The night before my niece Sierra had given us all little Valentine and chocolate covered pretzels to say Happy Valentines Day a day early. It was cute and it was great. So I was not expecting anything else. A little after my lunch I get a call on my office phone from the lady at the front desk telling me that I have a delivery! That is not something that happens very often, so I already felt special. I came down to the lobby and found my oldest sister Kristy and two of her kids waiting for me at the front desk with a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a card. It was SOOOOO sweet. It really made my day. My nephew gave me the card and my niece just hugged me and let me hold her. I have to say that my nieces and nephews are the sweetest. They all made me feel really loved. It was super thoughtful and a very nice surprise.

After bringing the flowers to my office... I got to work the rest of the day looking at and smelling beautiful flowers. I also enjoyed hearing each one of my co-workers talk about what they were going to be doing for their wives and children. The ones that didn't have anything planned yet were trying to get the others ideas. It was fun to hear. A couple of the guys were in my office and one said to the other that he recites poetry to his wife and she loves it.... then turned to us and said "would you like to hear some?" so he recited some great poetry to us. I was loving it. I work with a bunch of really sweet and thoughtful older guys.
After work I delivered my gift that I had for my sister and her kids (I guess mostly for the kids) which was not as great as what she did for me.... but the kids seemed to love it. They were heart cookies that you could color with food coloring markers. The kids thought that was pretty great and had fun coloring the cookies. I also dropped off something for my mom after that.


I then went to a girls night Valentines party. There were just a few of us, but I had a BLAST!!! There will be TWO blog posts coming from that party. All I have to say is my friend Rachel is amazing. The End.

When I got home it was late, but I had more things dropped off for me, which I was not expecting. My new visiting teacher gave me a Valentine and a couple of roses, my old roommate Ashlee dropped off a Valentine and some treats, another girl in the ward dropped off a Valentine. Oh and I can't forget about the Valentine I got from Lolly in the mail and an email from two of my best guy friends Nate & Steve and some texts from some other guys saying Happy Valentines Day. Thank you to everyone that made me feel loved and special today.


Honestly.... I wasn't expecting anything. I ended today very happy and feeling very loved. I am so thankful for friends and family in my life that truly love and care about me. It means so much to me. I grow to love this Holiday more and more. I hope that you all had a great day today and felt loved... because that is what it's all about.  Happy Valentines Day!


8 comments:

flux biota. said...

very sweet post.

politicchic6 said...

I love Valentine's Day, and have always really liked it. Even though it is generally cool for single people to act too bitter for it, when I was single I cheesed it up every year with parties, candies, and of course, crappy valentines cards. LOVE IT.

Kayleigh said...

That's so sweet of your sister!!

I spent the night with Rich. I'll have to tell you ALL about it. Ugh... I mean, it was a good night, but as you know, he just doesn't get it!

I am glad I had a nice Valentine's Day though

Vivian said...

I agree. I think valentine's day is all about showing that you care about people, and who can argue with that?? Your cookies were very cool, I will have to try it next year.

THE LIZARD'S said...

awwwww.so a touching blog post. You forgot to mention the valentine you sent me..you are a thoughtful person too! thats why you deserved all the cool surprise valentine's you got. ps. the flower delivery is really sweet!

Lynette Mills said...

I noticed the chocolate pretzel! I thought I ate that!! Sorry again!

Lori said...

What a sweet sister you have over there! Happy valentines day sis- love you!!

T-Ray said...

Mom.... you did eat it. Kristy happened to have a few left and was nice enough to give me another one.

Lori..... love you too!