full circle love

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Valentines Day in The Wilson household

5:30 am

I sneak into the basement to get the goods that I’ve been hiding there since yesterday.

I place this guy at Brooke’s seat at the kitchen table.

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{image of the red and white stuffed puppy who sings “Sugar Pie Honey Bunch” as his ears flap. God help us all.}

I take Katie’s flowers out of the vase they’ve been hiding in in the garage and attempt to dry them a bit before heading upstairs to wake her up with them in hand.

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{image of flowers and a box of chocolate in the foreground, Katie opening a card in the background}

Still holding Katie’s flowers and chocolate, I sneak into our bedroom to sign Luau’s card. I hate “husband” Valentine’s Day cards — always have. But this one .. well, let’s just say that I might have cried just a little in CVS and that it kind of said exactly what I needed it to say.

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{image of front of card reading “When I found you, my heart knew it was home.”}

As I scramble to write the card (at 5:30 on Valentine’s morning, as you do), I hear Luau’s footsteps coming into the room.

“Wait!” I stage whisper.

“Huh?” he says, perfectly reasonably, because, well, huh?

“I’m writing your card!” I shout in a whisper. “Just wait!”

“Aw, babe,” he says, “you didn’t have to do that.”

“It’s just a card,” I say, feeling a little smug, cause, ya know, I did that.

After finishing the card and now not-so-secretly hiding it on his pillow, I walk out into the hallway, passing my bathroom along the way. And there, on my sink, just like all the I love you’s that I’ve just scattered around the house, are these.

 

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{image of my very messy bathroom sink, atop which sits a bouquet of gerbera daisies.}

“Where the heck did you manage to hide these last night?” I ask, grinning.

His sarcastic answer is not fit to print.

And that, my friends, is Valentine’s Day at the Wilson’s, 5:30 am.

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Wishing you and yours a very Happy Valentine’s Day. Or, as Brooke calls it, and I much prefer, Happy Hearts Day.

May yours be full with love — and may it come, in its own messy, beautiful, glorious way, full circle.

 

 

 

 

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13 thoughts on “full circle love

  1. MY counter makes YOUR counter look like something out of House Beautiful! Mine is an “issue.” I love you & your family. <3 <3 <3 <3

  2. You get up early…I stayed up later than everyone to get my valentines in the right spots! We do what we have to do! Happy Hearts Day!

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