I’ve had this on my mind for quite awhile, but had to get my thoughts together first.
I know there is another momma in this world that will relate…
My Dear Children,
Today is Valentine’s Day. A day filled with big red heart balloons, tiny chocolates, and small cut out cards of love. You four will always be the best valentine I could ever hope for (aside from your father of course). I have loved you from your first breath and will continue without fail until my last. Your momma is so many things, but she is not perfect. You will not be wearing a brand new Valentine’s shirt to school today like your older siblings did for every single holiday, but you can guarantee you have a small card inside your lunchbox to make you smile. You didn’t wear something crazy crafty for 100 days of school, but my arms were wide open when you got off that bus to hear all about what you did at school. I didn’t cut up your strawberries into heart shaped treats, but I did get the largest container of them because I know they are your absolute favorite fruit. I didn’t make heart shaped pancakes this morning, but I did sing to you while waking you up, kissing your sweet head, and letting you know how much I love you. There won’t be a new craft for you to accomplish when you come home, but I did let you stay up past your bedtime last night so you could make everyone in your class a water colored rainbow (that you found an hour before said bedtime). There are no new holiday books for you to unwrap, but I will be here to listen to you read an entire book out loud while repeating the words a hundred times until you are beaming with pride that you read it all yourself. I will forget to take a picture of you today even though it’s what I do for a living. I will most likely yell sometime today. I will most definitely huff and puff at the slowness of a task today. I will likely try and rush through bath time and probably sleep in the tank top I wore all day, but I will wake up when that alarm goes off and do it all over again…
Because I love you. I adore you all. You are the reason I was born. You are the reason I try and try to do better the next day. The reason I am who I am. The reason I know there is good in this world.
Happy Valentine’s Day my loves.