This morning I woke up and I was thinking to myself about all the Valentines Day events I have had in my life. I was very excited because I just bought a new shirt that incorporates love, math and ELA!!
Last night we went to our churches Valentine’s Banquet. It was so wonderful to spend time with Jeff and other friends we have made during our time here. It also made me remember all the times in my life that my parents and grandparents made Valentines a special time.
Many people dislike Valentines Day as a commercial holiday or singles awareness day. For me, however, it has always been a day of love. A day when I feel very loved by all those who love me. In elementary school my granny would always send me a special stuffed animal to school. In middle-school, even at my most awkward stages, I could count on my mom to get me flowers. I even remember thinking every year that Daddy forgot Valentines only to find a box of chocolates waiting for me in my room. Yes, I realize that all of these circulate around gifts, but they were very special to me. So before you buy into the negativity surrounding the holiday, remember there is probably someone like me who just needs to feel loved on this the most love filled holiday!!
Today I was happy to share Valentines on Friday the 13th with my 6th and 7th graders. We made conversation heart poetry, wrote advice columns and created recipes for love potions all centered around what we learned in class. A few of my students and my husband even surprised me with some gifts. It has been a wonderful day!! Happy Valentines Everyone!!