Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

“What is Valentine’s Day?” asked Bear to his brother

“It has to do with red and pink, hiding from girls, and a party,” said his brother

“What is Valentine’s Day?” asked Bear to his teacher.

“A day to tell others how special they are,” said his teacher.

“What is Valentine’s Day?” asked Bear to his grandma.

“A time I can tell you how much I love you and spoil you,” said his grandma.

 “What is Valentine’s Day?” asked Bear to his mother.

“A time I can rejoice that I found love, and love gave me you.” Said his mother.

by Debbie Bernstein LaCroix

"What is Valentine's Day?" you ask me.
Valentine's Day is a purification and fertility holiday! But was later adopted as a Day of Romance, though romance always existed in some form.
For me, it represents one of my best friend's birthdays. I have memories of heart shaped pizza and parties at her house, changing records and dancing.
It represents my first date with my now-husband, back in high school. Our date happened to be at my best friend's birthday. I remember a walk in a soft snow, where the street lamps had a special glow as the light reflected off the snowflakes. I remember laughing, and talking, and hearing his voice, wanting to know everything I could about him. I remember the linger of his lips from our first kiss.
It represents the day my Bubbie became an angel. I remember the phone call at college, and the car ride from campus home. My uncle, who I rarely ever saw, drove with my cousin. They picked me up late at night, and I sat in the back cuddled to my big teddy bear of an uncle with his eye patch, remembering my Bubbie.
It represents the first predicted birth date of my oldest son. He was born on February 11, but the first estimate told us February 14.
Valentine's Day is more then just a holiday.
What is Valentine's Day to you?


  1. Lovely post - Valentines has a lot of special memories for you :)

  2. I like your Valentines reflections. For me, I make it a day free of expectations. Then whatever comes, I'm always pleasantly surprised.