Reading your sad facebook statuses today inspired me to share why this single girl LOVES Valentine's Day. First of all, why begrudge a whole day, based on your present relationship status, that you may consider sad or pathetic, when you can delight in something greater? If you are going to hate a fluffy, chocolate filled holiday just because you are "alone" then you should hate everyday of the week. You should post a facebook status on a random Tuesday about how much you loathe Tuesdays because no one special is sending you flowers. And then on Wednesday you should post Ugh. STILL single. Seems like I'm single every Wednesday. . .then onThursdays, well, you get my point.
This is what I celebrate on Valentine's Day:
Chocolate! I don't care who provides me with it or if I have to buy it myself, I will be eating ridiculous amounts of Reese's Peanut Butter cups. Keep in mind that Valentine's candy goes on sale the day after, so. . .I might be eating discounted chocolate for weeks!
Cheesy Valentine creations:
My 5 year old nephew, Baby A, made this card for his "girlfriend", Amelia. It's a fly (yes, as in the annoying insect) stuck to a heart. He is confident that she will love it and that someday she is going to marry him. So sweet.
This fly Valentine may or may not have been inspired by the Tick Valentine I made for Baby A after he tortured me one night by throwing a disgusting, stretchy toy rat in my hair. He thought it was awesome because it would get stuck in my curly hair and I would furiously yank the gooey, disgustingness out. When I was no longer phased by the fact that a rat was in my hair he exclaimed, "It's a TICK!" He takes joy in grossing me out. It brings me joy that Baby A and I share the same weird sense of humor :)
I celebrate my mom who still buys me cheesy holiday specific socks. This year, I received tall, fluffy, heart speckled, pink and white socks. I LOVE them.
I love these kiddos so much I'm shocked my heart hasn't exploded yet.
My boy, C
T-Rex, Sky-Bye, and Little E
Today, I celebrate that I am single because according to 1 Corinthians:
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
I remember Valentine's Days in the past spent with boyfriends who did not fulfill this definition and in the midst of being dressed up, receiving overpriced flowers and chocolate, and sharing a special dinner, I was miserable. So instead of being down today about being single, be thankful that you aren't in a terrible relationship but also have hope that someday you will be in a relationship with someone who will make you feel special all year and not just on a day when society tells him to.
For real, though, with all of that said, I seriously mainly celebrate all of the chocolate :)