Happy Valentine’s Day! I absolutely love this holiday all the more the older I get. I can remember getting over the “Single’s Awareness Day” shortly after high school and I realizing what a great day to celebrate love in all forms. I’m blessed with romantic love yes, but I also really love my family. I really love my friends. I love the people I work with. I love the people I go to church with. I love a lot of my neighbors. I feel like today is a day to say, “Hey you’re cool, and I love that. Thank you!”
Of course it makes me the most reflective on how lucky I got in love.
I never thought I’d love like this again after so much abuse, and every day it takes my breath away to think how much happiness I’ve found because of that Jacob Whiting character. I’m the luckiest, and I know it! What a great day we have to express our love for others formally, and even commercially.
I started a tradition way back when we first started dating and made Jacob a sort of a mixed-tape CD of 14 songs that remind me of our relationship/our last year together. If you want to get your mushy on, here’s previous year’s play lists:
2014 Valentine’s Play List (I didn’t actually blog this one, but you see the Spotify play list at the link.)
2013 Valentine’s Play List
2012 Valentine’s Play List
This year was extra fun, I’ve been collecting songs since last Valentine’s Day, and solicited the help of friends to share some of their lesser known favorites. I had a lot to work with and was able to choose some really amazing songs that perfect describe this year!
Here’s the note I sent Jacob too, if you really want insight into my mushy side that I don’t unleash all that often:
1. And Then You- Greg Laswell