something about this time of year just puts me on edge. like I'm supposed to be a more loving wife, a more loving mother, a more generous wonderful person just because someone drew a big freakin' heart on my calendar?
whatever - I mean really - could I BE more loving? (don't answer that)
So my youngest daughter "M" was really excited about her first "real school" (as opposed to preschool) Valentine's Party and began early last week choosing the perfect Valentine for each person in her class. The options were pretty limited, but I noticed that Hello Kitty's "Friends Forever" went straight to A - and the "You're Neat" pile never got picked from. My favorite? The little girl who is a little bit... shall we say "rude?" - M picked out the "let's be friends" for her right away, and carefully wrote on it. all together now: "awwwwww"
Of course, later on we get the note from the teacher requesting that the kids NOT address the valentines individually as it is faster to just drop any old valentine in any old box. yeah... well, too late - I didn't make her erase them!
In honor of valentines day I made a video - of a song my family sang a lot while I was growing up (from one of my favorite musicals)... So enjoy - and yes, you DO have to watch it and tell me how much it made your day :)
Psalms 30:4-5 -- On Singing for Joy
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