From my childhood until I became an adult Valentine Day was a “Love Gesture” in our home. Dad always gave mom a box of candy and flowers and he didn’t forget “daddy’s little girl” either because I too received a box of candy every year. I may not miss the candy but I miss him with my heart and soul, he will always be My Valentine!
For Valentine’s day I looked forward to cards, candy and flowers. Now as an adult, I would rather have “Love” and it be shown every day by a touch, an extra hand when needed, someone to hold me when hurting, someone willing to listen, someone who never knows what to expect and yet will go right along with you. To experience that kind of love is welcomed any time over candy and flowers, since it will last while others might wilt or go to waste.
All of us at Home Loving have seen so many kinds of “LOVE” in our client’s lives. We feel blessed to be a part of our clients family and to have gained their trust and love. We love these daughters, nieces, spouses that show unconditional love. They provide support through good times and bad, hold on tight to each other and lean on us when things get tough as a full time caregiver. The kind of love and support is what inspires me to work in this industry. To see the love my mother always had for my father even through his difficult days after the stroke was the biggest love gesture I’ve ever witnessed.
From all of us to all of you “Happy Valentine Day!” Enjoy the flowers, avoid the chocolate (heart healthy month), keep the diamonds, enjoy your night out (no red meat), but most importantly let your gesture be to show those special people in your life that you love them.