But a dear, caring friend came to my rescue. I was humbled by her thoughtfulness one day as she stood at my door with Valentine’s Cookies for my children and a balloon for me. She knew my day would be spent alone (yes it is very possible to feel alone with kids in the house) and decided to make it a little happier for me. Her visit not only changed the mood of the day, it challenged me to reach out to others during lonely times instead of feeling sorry for myself.
I’m reminded of the song “Love the One You’re With”. In my case that is often my kids and only my kids. I can’t always be with my husband but I’ve got my boys who can never be showered with enough love. This Valentine’s Day will once again be spent without my sweetheart, but I choose to focus on the fact that he is alive and well and will soon return. Who will you reach out to this Valentine's Day? We hope to visit a widowed friend who lives in a nearby retirement community sometime this week.
Happy Valentine’s Day!