A Reason To Celebrate

When I was little my mom worked hard to make holidays special. We didn't have a lot of money growing up, but I never felt deprived. I remember the anticipation of holidays like Valentine's day. I would wake up, tired, dreading the early school morning. Just when I was about to roll over for a few more minutes of sleep, I remembered. I remembered that there was a surprise waiting for me at the kitchen table, prepared by a woman who loved her children. There were always red heart shaped doilies and recycled decorations from years before. And there was candy, not just any candy, the loveliest of all candies. See's Candies.

There are special days throughout the years that give us reasons to celebrate. Celebrate love, life, family, and precious friends.

We celebrated our love with a Danish breakfast...

and then a Valentine bath...

And my mom is still at it, but now the grandkids feel the love too...

And then there's my best friend. I tried counting all the years I've loved him, but I lost count...

 

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