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Jan 30

Valentine’s Day is for Loving Your Family, Too!

We don’t typically think of family first on Valentine’s Day because it is best known as a celebration between lovers. Young couples all over the nation will be getting engaged while married couples will be enjoying a kid-free night out at their favorite restaurants.  Meanwhile, a 15-year-old girl will receive her first Valentine’s Day present from someone she will always refer to as her “first love.”

The question is: when we’re deciding how to celebrate Valentine’s Day, how might we expand on this holiday to also celebrate our love for family—those few, special people in our lives who are always there to listen, always there to encourage and always there to lean on? Think about it—doesn’t your sister always pick up the phone no matter how late it is? Isn’t your brother there every time you need advice? And, let’s face it, there is little in life more pure than the love between a mother and child.  Maybe it’s not the kind of love that makes you feel butterflies in your stomach or makes you want to run through fields holding hands, but the love we feel for our family is genuine and simply beautiful.

This Valentine’s Day, think about branching out to celebrate loving one another in a whole new capacity. Let your family know how much you cherish them.  Maybe even remind them of that funny thing that happened when you were kids. After all, where would you be without the love and support of your family?  Let’s take a few moments from our day of roses, chocolates and balloons and remember all the special family members in our lives. Then, head out for that long awaited dinner with your hubby.

Taken from DaySpring Valentine’s Day Articles