The offices of County Road 21 (located just off the kitchen, in the middle room with wood stove, large window, and piano) are closed for Valentines Day. Celebrations began yesterday with a card from boy two expressing love for me and my cooking. A lovely button heart from girl two followed. Gifts of walking grandma’s visiting dog followed. I got up in the night for a drink and found chocolates and a candle on the table along with a card from my husband and kids. Reservations at 6:00 tonight at a restaurant with a lovely Dickens’ theme, called Gad’s Hill. I shoveled two feet of snow off in an almost completed circle on the pond yesterday for a Valentine’s surprise, so hopefully we’ll be skating today.
The prayer I am offering for anyone reading is this:
May you have a day with tiny gifts of love. Before the day is out, may you glimpse for a moment your own incredible worth and value. May the reality that you are beloved change you so slightly that you do not think to run from it, and so drastically that you are never the same. Amen and Amen.