On this day before Valentine's Day I wish everyone the love that
they need in their lives. Steven and I had a Valentine Read -- traveling
through time reading about our Valentine's Days on my blog. Often we
actually travel on this weekend, frequently going to Ottawa to visit my brother.
He lives in Chelsea across the Quebec border. Not this year.
Turns out I have loved the day since I was a little girl when my mother
used to make us chocolate fudge for Valentine's Day, wrap it in white paper,
glue on a red felt heart, and leave this treat at our place at the table for us to
discover at breakfast. My family now are not early morning people, even
if they have to be up then, so our festivities usually happen at lunch or
My whole family loves the day, and loves hearts -- down to the youngest
who is only 18 months old.
In a world filled with turmoil, it has never been more important to
be kind and loving. And of course that's always been important.