Happy Valentines Day 

 Originally Written: February 14, 2011

By  Hanna Trafford

Last Updated on February 14, 2011 by Hanna Trafford

I am sure there are literally millions of happy messages flying through the universe today and I don’t want to be left behind without a comment. There are some people who totally stress about just what to give to their loved one to make the day special. I watched all the beautiful flowers in pretty much every store I went to – with appropriate price tags, of course – thinking: “why am I hearing that the world is running short of red roses”? But that is not what I wanted to comment on.

While it is very nice to give something special and do something special on this day for the one you love, it is equally, if not more important to remember to let him or her know every day just what they mean to you. And it absolutely doesn’t mean buying flower or chocolates on regular basis – you can save that for Valentines Day – it means saying and doing things that mean a  lot to the other person. I personally consider myself very fortunate – being married to my husband for almost 14 years now, I swear to you that there has not been one day that he wouldn’t tell me that he loves me. It may not seem like a lot  or it may seem like too much, but honestly, he has this timing thing happening – knows just when to say it. And you want to know what he did this morning? I got up after he left for work and on the kitchen counter was a fresh pot of coffee , my favourite coffee mug with a card on top of it. The card was just a pink piece of paper with :



And my favourite Valentines Day memory? It was actually our second Valentines Day together – David showed up at home after work carrying a bottle of my favourite red wine and a copy of Gone with the Wind. And let me assure you – he doesn’t really like red wine and definitely stays away from what he classes as a “chick flick”. But he had a glass of wine with me and patiently watched the entire movie. Honestly – that’s love!

So – think for a little while – roses, chocolates and all the other stuff are great, but everyone can do something that will truly mean something special to the other person. Without excuses and without doing it just because the commercial world says so!

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Have a wonderful Valentines Day and please feel free to comment and send in your suggestions and experiences





Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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