Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope everyone is enjoying this special day with someone. In the spirit of Valentine’s, the one thing that came to my mind is how is this day for those who don’t have anyone to love? Or what about a recent heartbreak or death?
I was a single mother in my early twenties. All of the holidays were tough. As a mother, you give, give, and give some more to your children. You eat cold food because you feed them first. You clean up snotty noses and wipe butts. Oh, and why pick up your house? Your toddler is just going to destroy it right behind you. Sometimes I think my children feed the floor more than they do their mouths. Who is there to give to you at the end of the day? No one. So that can be tough. This goes for single mothers and fathers.
What about these people on Valentine’s?
- Widow or widower
- Single people in general
- People with financial burdens
- People in the hospital
- Parents who have lost children
How are they spending their Valentine’s?
Now, my hope is for everyone to have a wonderful Valentine’s. I challenge all of you to look outside of your immediate relationship and do something nice for one other person. It can be as little as a caramel apple (okay- I love caramel apples and chocolate covered strawberries) or some flowers. Could you imagine the smile you can bring to another person’s face and heart for doing one kind gesture around a holiday that can be tough for many? I plan to bring a caramel apple for a friend of mine who is recently separated from her spouse. I’m sure this first Valentine’s alone with her children will not be easy. I’m going to write her a note that just says, “I ❤️ U!”and “Thinking of you.”
I have another friend who lost her oldest daughter to cancer one year ago this month. I’m going to bring her a caramel apple and flowers with a nice note letting her know I’m thinking of her too.
Happy Valentine’s Day to all! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Be safe. Show love.
P.S. I’m going to get myself a caramel apple today. Happy Valentine’s Day to me! ❤️ 😜
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