Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is my favorite day of the year.  Why?  It’s my daughter’s birthday!  What a great way to celebrate love than being given the best gift of all?  My own personal kid.

I look back at the last three years and realize that I am very blessed.  God saw fit that my daughter whose original due date was March 7 to come three weeks early.  She made sure she came on Valentine’s Day because she was born at 11:25 PM.  What Timile and I thought was just a 37 week full term check up wound up being much more.  The doctor did a sonogram and said that out little girl was healthy.  Then they said that she was in the lower tenth percentile in birth weight so they were going to induce labor.  It could have taken up to three days before she came but as I’ve said before God and Cydney had other plans.  With the way that things have played out I’m glad it did this way.  My last Valentine’s Day with Timile ended in love manifested and I’ll have that with me for as long as I live.

I try to make the day very special.  We get up early and spend the day hanging out.  There will be cake, and going out to eat, and presents.  There will be plenty of pictures.

While the day is a commercialized holiday I do like to indulge in it if I have someone in my life.  Girls like that kind of stuff and they all want to feel like someone thinks that they’re amazing on that day.  So I do that and put a lot of thought into doing thoughtful things.  I’d like to think I made it special for someone.  Everyone needs that.  Since I was given an awesome gift of love on the day that I feel obligated to do the same and give it to others.

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