A few weeks ago Clint brought me home flowers on a Friday night. Beautiful pink & white roses that he picked up because we were going on a date that night and he thought I’d like them. The second Madison walked in the door from school she gasped and asked “are those flowers for me??”
“Yes, they sure are sweetie. Your daddy bought them for you.”
Her cheeks turned the most beautiful shade of red as she drew her arms in to her body and put her hands up to her chin and said “My daddy bought me flowers, they are beautiful.”
I’m not cynical about Valentine’s Day. I love it. I love flowers and chocolate and writing mushy things in cards and the fact of the matter is sometimes we are so caught up in the every day life of: get the kids up, get them to school, get to work, actually work, pick them up from school, cook dinner, bathe, read books, tickle, laugh, brush teeth, bed time, collapse that I’m really sort of thankful to Hallmark to remind me to take 10 minutes to pick out a card and tell my husband why he’s so special.
We don’t do grand gestures or even exchange gifts (in fact, we don’t do much gift exchanging at all- it started off when we were tight on money and we sort of love not having the pressure of picking out gifts for every little holiday) but anyway… we still celebrate and I do love me some roses and chocolate truffles.
But what I love more than anything about today is knowing that both Madison & Hannah have the most amazing Valentine… their dad. I have fond memories of my dad bringing us each home a small heart box of chocolate and a teddy bear along with a sweet card when we were growing up. We were always amazed at mom’s box of chocolate was SO big and we’d happily steal some of hers but were so smitten with how special we were to dad.
I can’t wait for Madison to get home and see her heart box of chocolates and flowers that are all for her tonight. I just know that it’s going to make her feel so special and loved and that makes me smile.
I’m in love with Clint for a lot of reasons but at the top of my list is watching him be the first man in our girls lives. He’s doing one heck of a job.