Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!!

 
 
"Being a family means you are a part of something wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life. No matter what!"
 
Today I wasn't going to post a post simply because I don't have significant other and today is just another day. I have been having some problems with school the past couple of days and I feeling a little blue. But today when I was coming home from town I stopped to get the mail I found a package addressed to my sister and I from our Great Aunt Annabelle. Inside the package was a note and 2 heart shaped pot holders. The note said that she was going through her Valentine's Decorations and she came across these 2 pot holders that my Grandma Carolyn had made for her many years ago. She thought that she should pass them along to my sister and I.
 
As I was sitting in my car reading her note and looking at these adorable pot holders I about cried. Just when I thought I was at a really low point in my week and that I had no reason to celebrate Valentine's Day did I realized that I have so much to celebrate and to be happy about! I have so many people in my life that love me, support me, and want the best for me. I am beyond blessed.
 
"I've Got Ewe Under my Skin" & Owl be Yours Forever"
I was very lucky as a child because I was able to have such a good relationship with my extended family including great aunts and uncles, and a bazillion second, third, fourth...etc, cousins. One example would be my Aunt Annabelle and Uncle John. They've been very important to me growing up. They always supported me when I was doing anything. I remember sitting around talking with my Uncle John at my grandmas house and at family reunions and finding out how much we had in common. He was a farm boy who was in FFA and later in life he really enjoyed golfing and those were two things we had greatly in common. My Uncle John passed away a year ago Tuesday but he will always be a big part of my life through the lessons he taught me and the many memories.
 
This is me with my (LtoR) Grandma, Great Aunt Annabelle, and Great Uncle Short In Marshall MO
At Jim the Wonder dogs Grave (story for another day)
 
So go out today even if you don't have a significant other and celebrate and really embrace the people in your life who love you. Weather that be friends, coworkers, teachers, or your family because you don't know how much time you have left with them and you don't want to waste a second!! Write them a letter, send them a card, call them or go over and give them a big hug and let them know that you care!
 
 
Happy Valentine's Day!!
 
 
 


14 comments:

  1. What a great post!! I'm glad your day got better :)

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  2. Great post Erin! I agree it should be about family as well. Or you could always just love on your animals, like I prefer to do :) http://unchartedrhoade.blogspot.com/2013/02/happy-valentines-day.html

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  3. ...and I also love your post. You almost cried - I did cry. The potholders were cute even had animals and I don't think I had seen that picture before but I remember that you all made a pit stop and visited at my house on the way home. Not sure why but I think about that day often. This morning, in fact, about Uncle John and my coffee table toys that gave him trouble! It was so thoughtful that she sent them to you. You didn't get a valentine from me. I've even misplaced the ones I bought for the boys! Last year I made their valentines.
    Don't worry about not having someone special in your life right now. When the time is right you will find each other. Hope you can get past the hurdle you are facing with college classes. It will come. let me know what you are having trouble with. Love ya, Aunt Marie.
    Love your blog too! I have discovered that I love most blogs I've read though! I'm going to send you a connection to a couple I think you will like too.

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    1. Yes Aunt Marie I might have cried a Little. In her note she mentioned about uncle John and that's when I really lost it. I am glad you like my blog It's been fun to do :)

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  4. Great Blog Erin. I was a recipient of a silver and crystal salt dish you ( great uncle John) purchased for me at a yard sale in Marshall, MO on that trip. As I commented on your facebook page my hotpad has a bunny and says " some bunny loves you". After the passing of my husband John G. I found a different love, one of family, friends and most of all a stronger relation with the Lord. LOL to you.

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    1. That's funny I don't remember going to the yard sale!! I'm glad you liked the blog! I printed out a copy of it and it's in the mail so that Aunt Annabelle can read it.

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  5. So glad your day got better Erin. Valentines Day is my least favorite holiday, but knowing that I have family and friends all year round is such a blessing and one to cherish every day. HUGS to you!

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  6. This is so sweet! I am not very close to any of my extended family, so it makes my heart smile when I hear about others who have those relationships- and yes, Valentine's is about so much more than celebrating with a significant other, it's hard to see past that with the roses, chocolate, romantic stuff

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