I don't think my mom remembers this, but I do. As a single mom, she was always working, talking on the phone for business and busy doing what she needed to do. I was just being a child, following the weekly routine of two nights a week at my dad's, weekends at my grandparents' and the other nights at homebase. One Valentine's Day morning I awoke and hobbled into the kitchen for breakfast. On the kitchen table, to my surprise, I found the most adorable red, little bunny- mouse thing with a heart on it's stomach that said "Be Mine"!
I still remember that moment to this day, and at that moment I truly felt loved.
This year I gave Sofi and Jordan glitter snow globes with a big red heart in the middle...and I hope that one day they'll remember that their mom thought of them on Valentine's Day...even after they, too, will have lived chocolate, roses, romantic dinners and poetry written with love.