Happy Valentine's Day loves. First let me say I'm sending a little love out to each and every one of you. I appreciate everyone who comes to visit and your comments make my day.... so thank you. xo
This post is a little different. I thought it would be fun to pair music with where I've been, where I am and where I'm going. The first video just reminds me of growing up, plus it's a great song. I promise you moms out there, that the middle video will pull your heart strings like no other, and the last one, well, it's just fun.
LOVE: Past, Present, Future
I met my ex husband when I was 12, we had so much fun together- I had totally fallen for him by the time I was 15. I knew I loved him for the first time when he took my hand and safely guided me via wooden planks over a dangerous rushing river and I was able to trust him and cross. It was terrifying and yet so exciting, and at the time such a symbolic metaphor for the love I was becoming newly acquainted with. I don't know if I ever told him this, but given I had almost drowned in a river five years prior, that chance I took with him and the faith I put in him was a huge leap for me.
We grew up together, he was my very best friend, we shared a million secrets and adventures. We were together for almost 20 years, and as Ben Flajnik so poignantly put it, "good things don't end unless they end badly". However, despite the bad ending, the fact is that we share a huge history and I will always love that him that I knew better than anyone else in this world ever will. I have the best part of that little boy I knew, in the five boys I had with him. I'm at peace with that love. Finally. I will always wish him happiness and wellness, and will cherish our memories, adventures, jokes and even the hardships, forever more.
I spend my days enjoying the moments I have with each of my boys while they are all still under my roof. I feel beyond blessed to have such an amazing family. I work daily on fixing my own heart and outlook so that I feel whole. I look to the things I love and cherish about myself and I embrace my faults knowing that they too are part of the intricate myriad of gifts I was born with. I hope in doing so that I am the best example I can be to the boys that are such a tremendous gift, that I am entrusted to care for and raise. Love them.
This song makes me smile. So I included it. I can't write too much about the unknown, but suffice is to say I wouldn't mind meeting a handsome stranger in a grocery store.
Wishing you all extra love, gushiness and all that's sweet and nice. Happy Valentine's Day! xoxoxo