As Valentine’s Day is less than a week away…I was thinking about my favorite Valentines Day…February is a full month for me. It contains my birthday, my wedding anniversary, Valentine’s Day and my first born child’s birthday. Whatever I do…I tend to do it full out.
So my favorite Valentines Day was just a few days after my first wedding anniversary and four days before the birth of my first child…my daughter, Monikka. I remember that my heart felt so full. I had just spent the first year of my marriage to the love of my life…my soulmate…and I was about to have a child. The love was overflowing…I don’t even remember the gifts that my husband and I exchanged…(it was 18 years ago), but the love…comes washing over me and puts my right back to that time in my life.
It was also a healing love…healing the loss of my brother…bringing my family together again…feeling like family. I am so thankful for that Valentine’s Day so long ago.
I know that I first needed to be open to that love…to feel worthy of that love…and to love myself.
I wish all of you a Valentine’s Day filled with love. It’s the love in your heart…that makes life so wonderful.
Sheri Kaye Hoff, MA, CGCL, Life Coach and Author www.lifeisjoyful.org