How Important is Valentine’s Day?

So Valentine’s Day is around the corner and it has me thinking what is it really about? Before we got married and had our kids we would go out for a romantic dinner, I would usually get a nice bouquet a flowers and I would get hubby a card and little gift like cologne. It wasn’t a lot, but it was a nice reminder of our love.

Then we got married and a few months later I got pregnant. For the Valentine’s day that fell in that year, we had a nice dinner at home that hubby cooked (mostly because I had a rough pregnancy and going out to dinner really wasn’t an option.)

Since the birth of my first, Valentine’s day has lost it’s appeal in our home. I buy hubby and the kids a Valentine’s card and if I’m lucky, hubby will remember and I will get some flowers. At first it bothered me but then I really thought about it, “How important is Valentine’s Day?.” I am surrounded by love every day. My daughter tells me at least three times a day how much she loves me and my son gives me more kisses and hugs than I can count. Hubby and I say I Love You every time we hangĀ  up the phone, when he leaves for work and at bed time. So do we really need Valentine’s Day?

Now don’t get me wrong, I love it when hubby remembers and I get a little something but it is no longer important to me and I don’t know why I ever thought it was. I still celebrate it with my little ones by making a special Valentine treat and a craft and it is an overall fun day. Now that I have a family, Valentine’s day is a day where we can have “themed” fun. It’s no longer the anticipation of what will hubby bring home or will he even remember and possibly end with me disappointed.

My point is whether you celebrate Valentine’s or not, as long as you have love in your life every day, it really isn’t important to get the material things on February 14. We should show each other how much we love each other every day and be thankful for having each other in our lives.






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