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Friday, February 14, 2014

What Valentine's Day Means to Me


Valentine's Day in the past have been so much different than what I feel this year.  It isn't about the dinner out, the gifts, or the chocolate.  It truly is about love.  A love that has been tested and tried in the last year.  Our love as a family.  Though we might seem strained and stressed I really believe that we have a stronger love and bond than we ever have had before.


While we won't be getting dressed up and heading to dinner and gifting one another with something sparkly and sweet we will be spending a night that is meant for love with our littlest loves.  

Valentine's Day brings me a time to reflect on what true love is.  True love is what Jeremy and I have built on for 10 whole years!  This year is different, we are stronger and better.  Life hasn't been kind but certainly we have seen the blessings and love from strangers to remind us how important love is.  


While I am eating a heart shaped pizza on Valentine's Day with my pizza loving kiddos I will look at them lovingly and thank God for what I have been given.  I am with out a doubt a very lucky mother, woman and wife to have what I have.  


Through troubles and struggles we are stronger and full of love.  This Valentine's Day means I get to reflect on what love really is.  Not gifts, not food and not candy...but simply my family.  

Happy Valentine's Day!  I hope that today you are reminded about what Valentine's Day means for you. Wishing you a day full of love, thanks and sweets.



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16 comments:

  1. I have to say we are the lucky ones to have you as a wife and mother! We love you so much!

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  2. While we do show love all year round, it's always nice to set aside a specific day to celebrate it. And to be thankful for the things that really matter--our families.

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  3. Sweet! <3 www.sweetanddownlow.com #SITSblogging

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  4. Censie, so beautiful how you've taken the struggles of life to make your love stronger. My Valentine's Day looks alot like yours, not full of glittery gifts, but a day of deep rooted love. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  5. What a sweet post. My husband and I don't do the whole gifts or food thing either. We spoil each other all the time instead.

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  6. I love this! What a sweet little family!!

    {Visiting from SITS, we're in the same comment love tribe!}

    Caitlin

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  7. I love your post! I know Valentines Day is the day people choose to express love with gifts, candy, cards and other things, but for me, receiving things on Valentine's day is not as special as receiving them on a regular day!! I totally agree with you that family is what matters most!! And going through trials with your family and coming out of them together is so huge!! And definitely something to be thankful for!!! Happy Valentine's Day!! xx #sitsblogging

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  8. Thanks for the reminder that being blessed with a happy family is better than chocolate any day.

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  9. This is a beautiful post! I agree that our love should be expressed every day! Even if it is just a simple I love you that is still letting your loved ones know that you love them! Thanks so much for sharing your heart! Your kids are adorable beyond adorable!

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  10. Beautiful :-) I love Valentines Day and it is just so much more fun now that I have a little one

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  11. How very true--Valentine's day is about love, not things. I'm sorry to hear you have been tested recently and I hope that things get better for you and your family. A family is indeed a precious gift; not everyone is so lucky. Thanks for reminding us! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  12. For me, Valentine's Day is another day to show the people in my life how much I love them. In theory I would do it every day for my kids and husband, but the extra push is helpful.

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  13. I believe so too. Valentine's is not just for lovers but for celebrating every love we give and recieve in our lives. Most of them from our families. #SITSBlogging <3

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  14. You have a lovely family! Valentine's Day means so different to me now than when my husband and I were just dating. It's no longer about the flowers and chocolates, but more about celebrating love as a family.

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