Whether you woke up this morning and made your children a delicious, homemade heart-shaped pancake breakfast complete with Valentine-themed pink milk or you rushed them out the door with half a stale Pop-Tart and some broken candy conversation hearts to take to school, we are glad you are here.
Day after day, week after week, month after month, you come, you read, you comment, and you make us feel not so alone in this marriage and motherhood gig. Without all of you, we are just two friends with a couple of soup cans connected by a long string, sharing our daily ups and downs.
You are the ones who inspire us to put our words out there, to truly share how we are *really* feeling, because you make us feel like it is worth it. Not to go too Jerry Maguire on you, but you complete us.
On this Valentine’s Day, the day dedicated to sharing your love with those you care about, we want you all to know how much you truly matter to us. If we could invent a section of Hallmark dedicated to blog readers, we totally would. We would find you all the cheesiest, happiest, loudest music playing card we could find, and then we would find all of your addresses and mail you each one personally! But, you know, the last we heard the US Postal Service is cutting back on mail delivery, so we had to go this public declaration of love route instead.
If we could manage to clean our houses and cook some yummy food, we would totally have you all over to tell you how fabulous we think you really are! It would be like a giant sleepover where we all wore our jammies and giggled until 2:00 a.m. And then we would all wake up and eat lots of donuts before we reluctantly headed back home to our real lives.
So, whether this day ends up with you wearing your best cocktail dress, surrounded by dozens of roses and a candlelit dinner prepared by your mate or you in a comfy pair of yoga pants, some Domino’s Pizza and a re-run of Friends on TV, know that you are loved. By us. Today and always.