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What I REALLY Want for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a time for celebrating those that you love.  For many that involves roses, chocolates, and cards as they shower their favorite people with gifts.  What-I-Really-Want-For-Valentines-Day-its-not-things

What I Really Want for Valentine’s Day

Earlier this week I put together a Valentine’s Day Wishlist that I would LOVE to wake-up to on that Sunday morning.  But my reality is different and although it would be fabulous to find a bouquet of tulips on the kitchen table I think I am going to need to wait until one or both of the kids can drive… so instead I am choosing to wish for things that TRULY matter.

What I really want for Valentines Day- it’s not things.

Things don’t give you hugs.

They don’t run up and throw your hands around you, whispering, “I love you mommy.”


What I want on Valentine’s Day is to make a mess in the kitchen.  Cook heart shaped(I’ll do my best) pancakes and create faces with strawberries and blueberries.

What I want on Valentine’s Day is a great big hug and kiss from my two munchkins.

What I want on Valentine’s Day is to be able to take five minutes with each one of them and tell them how important they are to me.  How proud I am of them.  How special they are.

What I want on Valentine’s Day is to hear laughter echoing in the house.

What I want on Valentine’s Day is to share a card I made for both of my kids, to show them how much they mean to me.

What I want on Valentine’s Day is to sleep through the night, please.

What I want on Valentine’s Day is to show my children what real love is.  What it means to care for a person.


What I want for Valentine’s Day can not be bought at a store. You can not order it from a catalog.  What I want is so much more than flowers that will wilt, chocolates that will disappear(tragically fast), and store bought cards that lack the scribbles and rampant glitter my heart craves.

All I want is a sweet day with my favorite people, doing our favorite things.

Hope you get exactly what you are wishing for this Valentine’s Day.  May your day be full of love and laughter.