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Chocolate’s and heart shaped cards… Sweet poems, romantic songs by a candle lit dinner. Roses for miles.. Alright, really who am I kidding my Valentines day is nothing like that! I find myself last minute shopping, heart shaped box of candy, maybe a hand made Valentine. Last year I was a bit crafty with the girls; (Isabella only almost 3 and her sister just 3 months old) I took their feet and hands to make daddy a special Valentines day card. It would be his first one from Elleanna so I wanted everything just right. Two hearts one large and one smaller, the words “I Love you” written largely but with a unique touch. Using Elleanna’s foot for the L and Bella’s hand for you O I put a remembrance of how tiny they were in 2014.
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I had planned on getting the girls all dressed up for Valentines day in the amazing outfits their cousin Shelly had helped purchase but my schedule has been very busy. As a waitress I find myself stumbling in many nights in pitch black hoping not to wake everyone; my days are filled with ” Did I do the laundry?” “Has Elleanna had her nap?”, “What’s for lunch? And is that really the time!?”… I try hard to do something crafty with the girls.. This year I pulled my sister’s and daughters aside for some foam hearts addressed to Mommy and Daddy’s; and I hope to take photos of them holding their Valentines and do something more crafty with them but time will tell.
Back to my point though… I was unable to find the time with the girls in the Valentines Day outfit to take photos for this amazingly crafty and cherished gift for daddy’s Valentine; so I improvised.
I tried many different shapes using the heart, the lips and the LOVE but I didn’t like my photos being cut off. I wanted all our family photos and the girls to be seen. The love those girls hold for their father is overwhelming and I want this Valentines day to show the love our family has for one another. Through our ups and downs, rough mornings of hair combing and late nights of sleep deprivation the love you see in those little Valentines of ours reminds me of what “True Love” is.
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