As much as Valentine's day is for significant others, I think it's a great reminder of love in general. While I have one Valentine in particular, I have a few people that I love as well (not to say if you aren't listed, I don't love you!) :)
My first Valentine, my Daddy. He's the man who has always wanted what was best for me from day one, for the last twenty-two years. And he is the smartest man I know (he will tell you so!). He even called me today to see how my Valentine's day was going, and Daddy is not a phone person. I love you Daddy! Without you and mama (your own special Valentine!) I would not be the woman that I am today. I thank God for giving me the both of you as parents. The picture above is from Christmas, and I was standing on our hearth, so that is why I look so much taller :)
My BFWT! I am so excited she is coming to visit me this weekend :) Heather was my Valentine a few years ago, and we had the best time together! I came home and spent the day with her and her roommates. She even got me a little dog that I still have in my room to this day:) Hev, we need to take more pictures together this weekend. All I have of us lately are these from Coley's birthday, and a few from your graduation! Love you!
Heidi. We actually did spend this Valentines day together! Her boyfriend is in Chicago, and Stuart went back to Charlottesville, so we vowed to be each others Valentine's this year. We had lunch together (with Nicole) and have chatted most of the day (although we chat most of the day every day). She even got me a card, which she read to me but didn't give to me, haha. We have helped each other through four years of college, and I am not sure what I am going to do next Valentine's Day when she is all the way in Atlanta!
Coley :). Nicole has seriously been my Valentine every day for the past three years, and I am so glad we have both decided to stay another year! She is someone I am so comfortable talking to, and she is someone who I know I can pray for and with on a regular basis. She is the best. And although she's spending some quality time with her own Valentine tonight, I know we will be back to watching Netflix, laughing, and spilling our hearts out tomorrow. Love you rooms!
My sweet, sweet Valentine. I don't know what I would have done without him the last few months (or year and a half, for that matter). He has been my source of strength, especially lately, and I just fell head over heels in love with him again this weekend. He takes care of me and holds my hand and makes me laugh and lets me spend our romantic evening on the couch in a blanket watching Psych with candles lit. And its perfect. I know he was sent to me for a reason and I am so glad he is mine. He even homemade my present this year- he melted old records in the oven, shaped them into a heart, spray painted one side red, and then took 45's, cut out the center, spray painted them orange and put pictures of us in them. Seriously, the best present ever! He even had flowers sent today to surprise me, even though he spent all weekend here :). I love you babe, and I am so lucky to be yours ;)
P.S. I love all of these people, every day, and will tell them, everyday. I just think Valentine's Day is a good reminder to show the people we love, that we love them. I got the best of both worlds this Valentine's day. I got to be the "taken" girl this weekend, and the "single" girl today with some of my favorites.
Happy Valentine's Day!