Was this a sign, or was someone sending love from above?
Last week, I was going to bed at around 12:30 when I saw the light on in my daughter's room. I pushed her door open to see her typing away at her computer. She looked stressed and tired. Despite this, she soldiered on despite the late hour because she truly cared about performing well in her English class. Her love of the English language has some how over-taken nearly all things this teen related. On the same evening, I brought Peter to swimming practice once again. He goes willingly not for any one reason, but because somehow he knows it’s good for him. He’s realizes that despite a lack of any crystal ball telling him what will come, his athletics may play some important roll in his future. Then I got into bed and looked over at my husband who slept soundly. With so many difficult changes recently at work and the harsh winter commutes that have taken a toll on my spouse, it’s clear that his efforts to support this family are monumental. Even I have struggled through this winter looking to find some deeper meaning that has come with some great changes. Loosing my beloved sister in law has brought me to reconsider just about everything in life.
Being the one who orchestrates this family’s symphony, I have the job of keeping my band playing in tune and performing to their best abilities. Although it hasn’t been an easy time in our home, it’s important that we embrace it for what it is. I may not have the one right answer in context to my family's daily bids for happiness and meaning, but I believe that I possess the one thing that if delivered with sincerity, will see them through.
I love them.
With love, anything in life possible. It’s Valentine’s Day and more important than any rose or chocolate delivered, is that the people around you feel truly loved. No matter who’s on the receiving end of your love; family, friends or acquaintances, in the end, your love is your legacy. Share it fully.
Wishing you all a happy Valentine’s day!