Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy St. Valenta's Day...

In our home February 14th is known as St. Valenta's Day. Yup, it's our holiday. Not many can claim their own holiday, although we do know a wonderful family in Canada with the last name of Christmas! Now that's a great last name if I ever heard one! But our's runs a close second! :D

Last year on Valenta's Day, Mr. Valenta was under the weather. We were laying low as he was on week 3 of his 7 weeks of radiation. As he began to feel worse and worse it made it impossible for us to attend our annual stake Valentine's, uh, I mean, Valenta's Dinner.

What a difference a year makes.

This year we were able to attend, just like normal, just like always.

Eating is quite a different experience for Tim than it used to be and we now practice B.Y.O.B. -- bring your own bottle... of milk and of water. It took a full quart of milk to wash down what food he could eat but at least he is eating, and being a part of social activities again. That is the part that feels so good -- to have him attend, simply being there. Just like normal, just like always.

So this Valenta's Day is particularly a sweet one.

Mr. Valenta gave be beautiful tulips, wonderful chocolate covered strawberries and pink haired pony for my farm on Farmville and a tribute made out of hay bales that reads "Tim + Loretta". :)

And I gave him macadamia nuts (still his favorite), made him homemade strawberry mousse with hand piped meringue hearts and all of my love with a promise of forever. :) I love you Mr. Valenta...just like normal, just like always.

P.S. *I made the Love You picture frame with scrabble letters and Annah made the envelope for her class valentines. :)

1 comment:

Patty said...

Happy St Valenta's Day to you!