Other than stocking up on sugary swag for my kiddos and
no time to enjoy a delicious meal cooked and served by somebody else because you are a T4T Team Captain food specials at local eateries, Valentine’s Day was just another day. Even though it’s nothing special to me I could not help but contemplate the 14th of February a few days after the fact. I promise to steer clear of sappy and bypass bitter.
When asked to select his mom or dad Adam chose…his sister!
“Dear Tatum, I have many reasons why I love you. I’m just going to give you three. You’re so cute. You make me feel happy. You’re smart and it makes me feel good that you’re smart. You’re loving and it makes me feel very loved. Love, Adam. P.S. Don’t eat all my candy.”
Adam made this for Tatum at school. Talk about making a mama’s heart melt. I absolutely adore the fact he selected his little sister as the recipient of the sole Valentine each student made for the craft. What a fantastic big brother! He never ceases to amaze me. Whenever she’s not around he’s always asking about her– if the two of us are out and about he’s constantly picking out things she would like. I could not ask for a better sibling connection. During a time where Adam’s overall behavior has been…less than ideal…it reassures me to see that he treats his role as a big brother with the utmost reverence.
Until recently my relationship status on Facebook fluctuated weekly. Nothing actually changed outside of social media; however, I explored various types of taken, borrowed a boyfriend [thanks Jeff!], and was even single for a brief stint. Now I’ve settled into the ambiguous “It’s complicated” — with no name attached. Trust me when I say this is not an attempt to be evasive or dramatic. My love life contains a myriad of complexities but it’s not complicated. Blasting my personal business on front street no longer serves me well.
Is there a #1 in my heart? Without a shadow of a doubt. I am involved with a special someone. We are ever evolving but our dedication remains constant. That means I have no desire for dating, fornicating, or boyfriend-ing anyone else. It’s no secret to those who know us…yet our mutual agreement involves flying under the radar until a more appropriate time.
“Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.” ~ Ann Landers
The collage above pays homage to the Other that is Signifcant. He thoroughly enjoys perusing this blog when he gets the chance. Not only does he mention it to everyone we meet but he boasts that it got me on TV. As if my ego needed any more expansion. 😉
I am grateful for what we share. It takes a special kind of man to want what’s best for the woman he loves. Even if it means loving from a distance.
With infinite love, gratitude, and respect,