Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day

 Valentine’s Day… is anyone really surprised when they are treated extra special on this day?  Aren’t we honestly expecting it in some form or fashion?  On a day like today, of all days, it is understandable that sweethearts would go all out to surprise the one they love.  And as usual, mine did.  He always does.  This time it was roses… beautiful roses… sweet smelling roses. 
Now if I sound rather indifferent about the whole thing I’m truly not.  I never know what surprise he has planned, but I always know there is one, somehow, somewhere, and of some magnitude.  Only this time…the surprise was not just for me.  Yes, I was surprised with the large bouquet of roses he presented to me at my office this morning.  Yes, I was thrilled that he had taken time out of his busy schedule to visit me, to take me to lunch, to think of me.  He is always so kind and caring, and on many occasions has done such wonderful things to bring joy to my life.
But today, the one thing so touching, so beautiful …that he did, was for someone else… another valentine, another treasure of his heart.  He bought roses for our daughter.  
I have never really understood the father-daughter dynamic.  The reason is much too complicated to explain and will have to be a story for another day, but our daughters… they get it.  I see it through their eyes.  They have captured his heart like no one else.  I feel so blessed to have witnessed this remarkable love which they have for one another.  It does nothing to take away the love he shares with me, but instead only adds to my love for him. 
I know he would move heaven and earth for me… and for them.  They know it too. 
I have always encouraged my girls to look for a man that would treasure them, love them, and protect them like their father does for me.   They deserve nothing less.  He has provided the perfect example of a model husband and helpmate. 
My prayer has always been that each of my children would find the one true soul-mate that God has created just for them.  One has found hers.  And I know… the other will find hers as well, in due time.  But for now… she can be certain of one thing.  She has the heart of her father wrapped around her little finger.

Friday, February 11, 2011

When it's time, it's time...

It should come as no surprise to anyone who knows me that I would enter the world of blogging.  I've always thought that I had a lot to say whether I actually said it or not.  Well... that's not entirely's not so much that I have a lot to say, but that I have a lot on my mind.  That being the case, maybe it is entirely time for me to find a creative outlet to release all as not to cause a cerebral collision of catastrophic proportions.  Ha! So you can see I am extremely full of...well...again...I have a lot on my mind. 

So whether or not this blogging thing does anything to quiet the raging thoughts or simply serves to release a little of the chaos that abounds; it will serve its purpose.  Now whether it is worth reading, well, that's another thing entirely.  You may choose to read on or move on, either way I will never know.  Although I suppose it would be interesting to know that someone is actually reading what I write.  So if you do, drop me a line.  Advice, oh yes, I love it.  and for all those who've told me dozens of times "you should write a book", here goes...a start at least.

Oh and did I mention?... there is a book that I should be writing... a dissertation to be exact.  Much more on that to come.  Now there is a topic for which I have much to say...