Monday, February 14, 2011
I've always felt that Valentine's Day is not solely about romance, but about showing love to everyone you love. Maybe this is why my first Valentine's Day as a divorced person isn't upsetting me. I have a LOT of love in my life: parents, siblings, and possibly more friends than I've ever had before. And, of course, God. Most of the time I don't feel like I'm lacking much relationally. I feel very blessed. I only feel bad that I'm not giving a lot of Valentine gifts or mailing packages. I started thinking about it a few weeks ago, but the list grew longer and longer until I was overwhelmed, so I decided to stick to cards. :)
I made red velvet cupcakes for work:
I really wanted to make a rose cake (it's so beautiful!), but was consumed with guilt at the mere thought of making and eating that huge quantity of frosting. So I made cupcakes instead and used about 1/4 of the frosting recipe (which ended up tasting funny to me anyway).
My mom showed up at my office with flowers:
Lilies are my favorite, but I can't have them in the house because of the cats. So I love getting them at work! :)
Happy Valentine's Day to all my readers! Whether you're in a relationship or not, know that someone loves you!
PS: This post would be better if you were reading it while listening to Myla Smith's brand-new single, "Everything Changes." Download it here or on iTunes!