No doubt you're expecting a mushy post about the unending love that I have for my husband. Sorry to disappoint.
I love my husband. We've been married for 5.5 years- our love is not celebrated one or two days a year, but every single day.
No, what I want to write about today is how much I love all of you.
Seriously, you're like the best blog readers ever.
This past month, I've been feeling rather blue. Probably a combination of things: my first winter to stay at home and not have an outside job to run off to every day, a dear friend announcing her move across the country, post baby hormone stuff, somewhat depressing weather here in Vermont, waiting waiting waiting to hear back from my editor....
So yeah, I haven't been quite myself. But lately I have really felt uplifted by all of your amazing comments, sweet emails, reposting of my ebook, and overall support. You guys are seriously awesome.
Last week I was particularly struggling and my friends went out of their way to spend more time with me, a blog reader/very dear friend did Addison's two year photo shoot totally for free (will post pics soon!), another blog reader randomly offered to give me her double jogging stroller that she is no longer using (I had just been pricing these bad boys out and was convinced that I wouldn't be able to run again until next winter when my husband was home during daylight hours again), and another blog reader came and gave my house a professional cleaning today (Christmas present from the in-laws. YAY!) The other night those of you on facebook put up with my snarky, snobbish comments while I graded Grammy performance and pretended that I was still a music teacher (it's OK to really miss this even though I love staying at home, right?) And I have now heard back from my editor and the next draft of No Guarantees is now under way!
For the first time in a month I am starting to once again feel like myself. A clean house, promise of many summertime runs with the children, cute pictures of my kids and my project to work on once again will do that.
All because of you.
I think Valentine's day is more than the romantic love that commercialism tries to use to get us to spend money. It's about showing appreciation for those in your life that mean a lot to you.
And that would be you.
Thank you for reading- thank you for commenting. I love you all- and appreciate you so much!
Happy Valentines Day!
(and oh yes, until he is STOLEN away by some snotty nosed little girl hehe...this is TOTALLY my valentine:)