With Valentines Day tomorrow, I want to reflect and celebrate the people I love. Of course, Valentines Day is when you recognize your partner, who I adore and am so excited to marry in May, but I think it's also a really good time to recognize your friends. Without them, life would not be the same.
My friends are doing amazing things, and I'm so proud of them. They're starting new jobs, they're embarking on the challenge of going back to school, they're starting families, and I am in awe of all of them.
On Sunday morning, we all gathered our things and prepared to head back to our homes. Some of the girls had traveled as far as Kansas City, and they hit the road first. The rest of us were still standing in the driveway when we got the call that they'd been in a car accident. We were terrified, but immediately relieved to hear they were ok. We went out to find them and discovered they'd only gone about a mile before a truck rear ended them at a stop light. Witnesses said he didn't even slow down. The car was totaled, but our friends were fine save a couple of sore necks and some scratches, and I'm so grateful.
Life can change in an instant, so let the people you love know it today. If you don't have a special "sweetie" this Valentines Day, don't fret. Valentines Day isn't just for lovers. In fact, Josh makes it a point to intentionally do nothing on this holiday, which I have grown to understand and accept. So, in the past, I've usually asked a girlfriend out for a nice dinner. To me, this day is about making sure that all of your friends and family feel loved.
Here are some other shots of my fabulous girls weekend that I snagged from my friends:
We found this fabulous tea store on the square in Fayetteville where the walls were lined with tea and fancy pots and cups. In the back, they had a table set up, complete with a group of little girls having a birthday tea party. I exclaimed that I wanted one!
I hope everyone has a fabulous Valentines Day, and if you think the holiday is crap, which a lot of people do, sometimes myself included, I hope you have a great Friday the 13th and watch lots of scary movies.
Go hug someone you love!
Do you celebrate Valentines Day, or do you think it's a silly holiday? Leave me a comment!