ˌrēˈɡrō/ verb/ gerund or present participle: Regrowing "to grow or be grown anew or continued growth after an injury or after having died or withered"
I have had my ebs and flows with Valentine’s day.. in highschool I LOVED it because my dad always got me something special 🙂 A couple years in college I loathed this day, wore black, and was bitter… Then slowly a friend made me realize it’s about actually expressing that you care.. and to make sure I knew I was loved he bought me roses every year… And would fight with the florist EVERY YEAR because he hates yellow… and of course yellow is the friendship rose. So, usually he’d settle with peach or orange with tips, pink with tips.. etc.. Slowly he helped me realize it’s not a holiday to be hated.. After college I became indifferent about the holiday.. Mostly due to the fact that I have never once had a boyfriend during this time of year (haha.. amusing to me now)..
This year, I love this holiday. I mean, I still do not have a boyfriend, nor my friend around to give me flowers so I know I’m loved just because.. But, this year I am totally content with who I am, who God is making me to be.. and I know I am loved. So, I made a point to let a few people know I love them.. just because 🙂
However, the thing that really has changed it for me is learning WHY this is a “card holiday” .. (I mean seriously, does Hallmark need a reason to make a profit on a certain day?!).. So, here’s a bit of history for you to know why this is kind of actually a cool holiday!…
(small snippet of the story)