Being that this is the month of Love I thought that I would start with sharing some of the things that I love. Probably first on my list is my family. There is not a day that goes by that I don't feel a great amount of love for them. Being a mother is one of the hardest things that I have ever done but it is also the most gratifying. I am in no way close to being done either. This will be a lifetime project. I love good movies. One of my favorite things to do is climb into my warm bed and begin watching a movie. I rarely get to finish one. As a matter of fact my children cheer for me if I make it through a whole movie without falling asleep. But I still love them. Usually I have my youngest son and my hubby who snuggle right up next to me and I get three things that I love.
I also love food especially if I don't have to cook it. I often wish that I could eat as much of it as I want without keeping it on my hips. My worst downfall is brownies. I have been known to eat a whole pan of them without help. Another love is art. There is much to be said about the feelings that are inspired by a picture of Christ or by the emotions of tenderness in a picture of a little girl copying her mother. How about the love seen in the eyes of a father caring for a child. I have this art on my walls and I love it.
May I suggest in this month of love that we each take a moment and really think about the things we love. In the process of writing this I have determined that there is a great need to do this myself. When we can remember the things that we love maybe we will spend more time with them. The other night I had my whole family together and I loved watching them play and interact with one another. Some are married and I even have grandkids in the mix. I loved this night and the many others when I can see the love that I have for my family being shared between them. And last I love little tender "love notes". What I really want for Valentines Day is a pan of brownies, a good movie, a yummy dinner (which I don't have to make) and a beautiful tender picture with a "love note". There is much to be said and felt in a tender note of love. Don't forget to do the love note jar that I talked about last month. Have a wonderful love month.