Is it just me or do you also have a love-hate relationship with Valentine’s Day? Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for cheesy & romantic but sometimes, all the hype makes it a drag. I think Valentine’s Day is the sweetest when you’re in your teens. All that gushing over your crush wishing he’ll give you flowers or chocolates, or your suitor making extra effort in making you feel more special. *insert kilig here*
I have a lot of memories during Valentine’s Day. For one, Mr. GJG & I celebrate it every year ever since we’ve known each other. There was one V Day that I wasn’t feeling well (sinusitis and tooth infection) during our date night and I was downing on Ibuprofen the whole night and was rushed to the ER morning the next day. There was also an instance when we celebrated it with a movie and dinner date with my mom.
We somehow feel the pressure to continue celebrating it even after now that we’re married. The year lil’ Ms. GJG was born, we celebrated it with her in the hospital (and Mr. GJG surprised me with his message printed in the national newspaper). Last year, when we learned I was pregnant with lil’ Mr. GJG, we celebrated it at some crappy restaurant (which I shall not reveal heehee) because I wasn’t in the mood due to queasiness
morning all day sickness brought, all I wanted was green mango with shrimp paste and I was happy. This year, I feel like celebrating at home with my family.
I want to watch a not-so-romantic movie, drink a glass of wine and cuddle with my kids. Am I old and being corny? I think not. Love has different faces and each differs depending on the relationship, as what was presented in the movie- Valentine’s Day.
It’s love in all sorts! You must watch this if you haven’t.
Yes Valentine’s Day can be overrated. High prices of flowers, chocolates, dinner at a fancy restaurant, reds and hearts everywhere. But at the end of the day, it’s the sweet and thoughtful gestures that make up for it. Whether it’s as simple as a hug or a kiss. It’s okay for V-Day to be overrated as long as the love you show is genuine and real.
No flowers for me (I like them in general but I prefer tulips and I dislike the idea of it dying on me after a few days) but I’d gladly accept a bouquet of chocolates or a shopping spree ya know (calling Mr. Go).
Tonight, we celebrate it at home with two of the youngest people that we love, our kids.
Here’s Gabbie giving me & her dad her Valentine’s gift: a card & Play Doh cake she made herself. So sweeeeeet!
Ending this post with a cute illustration of love from C.S. Lewis as seen here. Thanks Chinie of Fab After Forty for sharing this on Facebook.
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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!