One Long Stemmed Rose

Those who totally know me, know that I’m not really a huge fan of Valentine’s. ๐Ÿ˜… Of love, yes – since I’m a romantic at heart and I believe that love should be celebrated every day and not just once in a year. But I don’t begrudge those that celebrate it. Valentines, after all, is a day to celebrate all kinds of love. I still like seeing couples become extra lovey-dovey during this time or even families and little kids expressing love to their parents and siblings. It’s still a nice feeling. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Just this late morning, my 4-year old little boy came home from his speech therapy and asked me first thing when he walked in the door, “Mommy, is today Valentines?” I answered yes and then, without preamble – he hugged me tight and said in a loud voice, “I love you, Mommy!”

My heart melted. I mean, it’s not unusual for my kids to come up to me and just tell me that they love me out of the blue but today being Valentines, somehow felt special. ๐Ÿ˜

Same goes for the hubby, who came home earlier than his usual time from work today, saying that he wanted to take the kiddos out on a date later. He walked in the door and I heard him ask our son to give me something. Then Coniah came running and gave me this long-stemmed rose. I had to chuckle because he screamed, “Mommy! This is from me!” Even though it was the hubby who brought it home. ๐Ÿ˜„ It’s a very sweet gesture that I totally appreciate.

I’m not really hard to please. I’m very low maintenance and can appreciate any little gesture of love. I don’t need a huge declaration and somehow, my family knows this. I mean – I do the same thing to them everyday and show them in little ways how much I love and appreciate them. I always say that it’s the little things that count. Because a little thing could mean a huge thing to another. ๐Ÿ˜

Sorry, I feel like I’ve rambled this as I wrote down my thoughts and they’re all jumbled. ๐Ÿ˜…

But anyway, I’m off to fix myself since the hubby said we’re going out once our eldest daughter comes home from school. It’s family date night tonight. ๐Ÿค—

Published by Ruth Medina-Ilasco

Romantic yet eccentric. Mother, photographer, filmmaker, writer, author, sister, friend, fangirl. I am saved by grace and I am in His loving arms.

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