Valentine’s Day…..so much pressure! It sucks when you are single and is just full of pressure when you aren’t. Today, the Milkman and I were supposed to go to a hockey game. Well, stomach issues with him and my mom (the babysitter) siderailed that plan. Yet, it was still a great day! Milkman came home from work early, with tummy issues, and I went over after I was done working (which is essentially never as I take my laptop with me). To my surprise, there a were a dozen roses waiting for me. I just find this so special. My ex-husband never got me flowers. And I am not one of those freaks who thinks I need flowers every other week, but once in a while is nice, very nice to be exact. It just feels good to be loved. So it was a quiet Valentine’s Day, and that is just fine by me. The girls were happy, I am happy, I think Milkman is happy–all is well on this Valentine’s Day night.
Of course my girls are the loves of my life! They keep my world spinning even when it feels like it is spinning out of control. The crazy part, when I first started dating my ex-husband I didn’t think I wanted kids, or at least that is what I said. I didn’t want them to grow up in the inevitable broken home that I did. But, I fell in love and found myself wanting a family more than anything. And we did, the best thing that ever happened in my life. The marriage didn’t last, but I think we have done a darn good job of ensuring the girls don’t feel like they come from a broken home. I am quite proud of that accomplishment. And even though it didn’t all turn out as I had hoped, it is better than I could have ever asked for.
Happy Valentine’s Day!!!