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Oh Yeah, It’s That Day Again…

With a blog name that has the word “lover” in the title, you’d think that I would have been pretty excited about today’s holiday. I am not a Valentine’s Day hater, nor am I a supporter of all the commercialism surrounding the holiday. I have been reading other blogs today and every one of them has written something about love. I enjoyed Helena’s Unmasked Story, and Dani’s letter had me in tears (literally-I was sobbing because, you know…my dad, pancreatic cancer, lost a little over a year ago). Amber’s Valentine’s Day history made me smile, Hasty’s was sweet, and Lizzi’s made me think. But my favorite was Kim’s.

I agree with everything Kim said in her post. You see, Valentine’s Day has never really been all that important to me once I was out of high school. After only ever receiving Valentine’s from my mom, never from a boy, I had come to the conclusion that loving someone is a year round holiday. And as Dani so beautifully said in her post, time is a non-renewable resource. Once it is gone you can never get it back. So why worry about what you get for Valentine’s Day when the best thing you can receive is a simple reminder of how much someone loves you…a text (like the one I received from practically everybody I know), “I love you” from my kids, and even a note from my Uncle Darrell (my dad’s oldest brother-tears again). Loving someone is a 365 days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 60secs a minute holiday. Why wait until an annual day to tell someone how much they mean to you? However, since today is a day set aside for love…

Instead of flowers, or gifts, or chocolates I thought I’d just tell everyone how much you mean to me.

Amber: Girl, you are my pushy little sister. I truly don’t know how I’d get along without you. From your simple presence in group to the random texts about clouds, books, and pics, you make me smile…a lot. I can honestly say I would miss you terribly if you were not in my life. I love you and hope you felt loved today.

CJ, Trinia, Linda, Denise, and Pris: You are my Girls!!! I have never had Girls. You are the ones who ‘get it’. The ones I can be open and playful and let my hair down with. You are my version of ‘drinking buddies.’ The fact that we still have yet to actually go out drinking is beside the point…we have our own little version of Poker Night, don’t we? (Usually involving curls and blue eyes and a British accent). Denise, I miss you like crazy, Sister. Trinia, just one word…#Sir. Pris my soul Beastie, we have GOT to move heaven and earth to get you to the next get-together. Linda, enjoy London and I so wish I could go with you. And CJ, I’m so glad you live down the street-we should get Jack and your boys together some time because Jack still talks about the twins. Ladies, I did not foresee how strong we’d bond the night we met but every single one of you keep me sane and healthy and having the fun that was missing from my life. I love every one you. Happy Valentine’s Day.

Lizzi: Dear Heart…I have no words. You are my butterfly. You make me happy in ways I can’t explain. I miss your voice when you are absent from the ‘verse. I can’t believe how incredibly close people can get in such a short time when you aren’t even on the same continent. I am very happy I joined OctPoWriMo and met you. I look forward to getting to know you more as time goes by. I love you. Happy Valentine’s Day, love.

And to everyone else that I am getting to know, and to all of my followers: I am so grateful to you. This whole blogging experience has changed me in so many ways. It has opened up new friendships and new doors that I would have been afraid of opening before. Each and every one of you has influenced me whether you know it or not. And I am thankful to you for that. I wish each of you love and happiness and joy today and every day after.

xo Jesi

P.S. Michelle, Tracy, and Laura….you already got your Valentine’s love from me. 🙂

 

Jesi Kay
Jesi Kay, poet and aspiring novelist, was born in the Texas panhandle where wide skies, lazy summer days, and rolling thunderstorms sparked her imagination and left lasting memories in her blood. An early reader, poetry and mythology were her passions. So much so that when she was ten years old her step-father gave her his college mythology textbooks to read, which were full of classic poetry and more than enough tales to fill her romantic and inquisitive nature. Jesi loves reading, art, going to the theater, the romanticism of the Victorian era (but not the missing conveniences of indoor plumbing and central air conditioning), running when the heat and humidity cooperate, and cold weather so she can wear her favorite boots and knitwear. Also, she still has those college mythology textbooks, a little worse for wear over time but still intact and telling their stories to her. Jesi is a contributor at The Well Tempered Bards blog and at www.octpowrimo.com.

11 Replies to “Oh Yeah, It’s That Day Again…

  1. Happy valentines day lil sis! I miss you tons! Though we are miles apart, your lunatic giddiness stays close to my heart. Top that Hallmark!!

    1. 🙂
      Here’s to hoping you can make it down this year! Have a glass of wine and throw on a little music. Might I suggest Trapped By A Thing Called Love? 😉

      1. LOL…of course I didn’t miss it. I get all your updates by email and that’s how I spend my mornings…a cup of tea and reading post updates. 🙂
        I might not be able to respond right away but I do read them. 🙂
        Silly Tigger…

        1. Oh! You called me Tigger. How lovely 😀
          And it’s so nice to know that you get emailed my posts! I get yours, too, and it’s my treat when I get home from work, to sit down at my laptop and catch up with what’s been going on in everyone’s world 🙂

          1. I’m a Winnie the Pooh girl. My eldest son always thinks of me when he sees Pooh and Tigger (he’s a Tigger, too), and I saw your hat at Christmas so now you’re Tigger as well. 🙂

            1. Heheh it’s a onesie. A Tigger one. And my very good friend Kitty calls me Tigger, because we have this odd Calvin and Hobbes fantasyland going on, where we have snowball fights and cocoa and peanut butter crackers and snuggle by the fire…
              (I’m weird. She’s weird. We ‘get’ each others’ weird…)

              1. I love weird…that’s me and my best friends, too. I love getting each other’s “weird”. LOL
                And I love Calvin and Hobbes! One of my best friends is a fraternal twin and she calls her brother Hobbes because of the cartoon. 😉

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