So when we think of Valentine's Day, we think of love...And sappy, commercialized cards, gifts, and jewelry. This year, Valentine's Day is extra special because lately, I have had an abundance of amazing blessings in my life. Sure, some of these things have nothing to do with romantic love, but I'd still like to share.
Recently, I came into contact with my sister and some of my brothers. I know this doesn't mean much to many of you, because you were probably raised with your siblings. Well I have a good number of siblings I have never met. Oddly enough, we all look eerily alike, even though we have different mothers...I guess my biological father had some super-strong genes!
I have a beautiful sister who is the proud mama of 3 kids, and I couldn't be happier to be talking to her. I am also talking to 2 of my much younger brothers, one of whom is a new Daddy! He and I have been texting and talking quite a bit, and he doesn't feel like he's a complete stranger at all. I also have another brother who is almost 16 that I am talking to, and he's an athlete and is moving back to Ohio this weekend!
What does this have to do with Valentine's Day? Well, not much, I suppose. But I am just so excited. In Virginia, we had no close, tight-knit family to speak of. There were never really Holidays with family, and the kids didn't get the chance to grow up surrounded by a large and loving family. We were kind of on our own in many ways. (And family is so important to me.) Now that we've moved to Ohio, I am surrounded by SO much family now, and it's gotten me feeling all sappy. I have parents now who want to be involved, grandparents, and now a bunch of brothers and a sister...A sister! I have never had a sister, so this is just so amazing.
I have to admit, my husband and I already had our Valentine's Day date, since he has to work today. (Boo!) So I will just be preparing an amazing dinner and enjoying a quiet evening here at home with my hubby and the kids. It just doesn't get much better than that!
How is your Valentine's Day going? What are your plans?
PR Friendly Mama!
I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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