2.14.2013

Happy Heart Day

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
Love Past:
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. 

Love Present:
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. 

Love Future:

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






21 comments:

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

Ahhhhh best post. Love you.

Erica said...

Thanks! Love you too Chassity! xoxo

christine, just bella said...

Aww, I love this :) Sending you so much love today, Erica!! xoxo

Erica said...

Thank you! Same to you Christine! xoxo

Andaiye said...

Oh my Lord of the Rings!! This is too sweet. I was good until the "he held my hand and led me over the wooden planks" part. Then I got nostalgic as well...Love is awesome, isn't it? Hope your day is filled with sweets and "sweeties". :)

Jordana @ White Cabana said...

Music just has a way of making me feel good. Thanks for helping to brighten my day!
Happy Valentine's Day! I hope those five boys of yours spoil you like crazy (and vice versa, of course!).
Jordana

vreelandroad said...

I'm so happy I found you, your blog, your great style and your beautiful heart this past year! No doubt you will meet a handsome sweet-hearted lover again. Have a great day! Oh yes, and my master gardener neighbor said I can most definitely pull off a lemon tree here in georgia. ;-)))

xx
Jen

Trissta {Living on the Chic} said...

I am loving your posts lately! It's great to hear the reality and the honesty, instead of just the day to day happy-go-lucky stuff. I love that you're real and sharing what you're feeling!

Much Love,
Trissta

Anonymous said...

I love the videos, watched all three and swear you become more and more fantastic every day. I love getting to know "you" better and seeing what a big person you are. Not many of us wish our exes well.
I'll stay anonymous but I met you once in Calgary at a party and was starstruck by your beauty grace and the classy way you carry yourself. The best was I don't think you have any clue how stunning you are.
Your posts encouraged me to make changes in my own home and life i've been very happy with.
Wishing you a wonderful Valentines day. You deserve it. xoxo

inge said...

What a lovely post sending you lots of love and hugs from Ireland have a lovely evening.

Mallory | Confetti and Stripes said...

Loved this post! Michael Buble always puts me in a great mood! A good friend of mine actually met his second wife in a grocery store...he then proposed over the intercom at the same grocery store while she was shopping!...so it is possible!!! I hope you have the best Valentines Day!

Catherine Alison Interiors said...

Lovely post Erica. I find you inspiring. Good luck on your journey toward continuing to heal from the past. Tough indeed - but remarkable for certain.

Erica said...

I'm beyond delighted for each and everyone of these lovely Valentine sentiments, compliments, and wishes.
Every comment has been so nice.
Thank you all so very much.
Wishing you all love. xoxoxo

Melanie Knopke said...

I love this Erica; may your boys always bring you love and laughter. Happy Valentine's Day!

Anonymous said...

There is beauty in everything you say and do. Someone will be lucky to have you one day and you'll bring blessings to their life like with us who read Moth Design. All the best to you Erika. Happy heart! xx

And thanks for generously answering my kitchen questions. It helped with snap decisions.

Marianne said...

You are so lovely my dear! I wish you all the happiness in the world. Happy Valentine's Day! xo

Megan said...

You never know . . . men look kinda sexy in the produce aisle! :) He will be a blessed man to have found you.

Jessica @ the coveted life said...

Thank you that warmed my heart :)

Shannon said...

erica, this was the sweetest post...i wish you so much happiness in your life. you're a shining star for sure in my book!! xo- shannon

Juju said...

wow, what a lovely and poignant note. very touching.
thank you for sharing your thoughts with us :)

Anonymous said...

A beautiful post! Made me cry

 
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