Valentine’s Day

Dear E,

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!! First off, your 28 text messages made me the happiest person EVER. I am so lucky to have you as a best friend and I love you so freaking much. My friends M, K, S and I are currently watching Lady and the Tramp to celebrate V-day.(I’m kind of watching.) Later today we’re getting dressed up to the nines, going to dinner, and watching Safe Haven. It’s an understatement to say I’m excited. Anyway, one thing I wanted to say is that a lot of the time people regret Valentine’s Day or they think it’s a stupid holiday invented to make money or they pity themselves for not having significant others. Whatever it is, it’s the wrong way to go abouts thinking about Valentine’s Day. It’s a day for love! And that should be celebrated. On that note, here are some love stories I’ve found that I love.

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Have you heard of the website MMT? Here are some good love stories from that one:

Today, my 8-year-old son hugged me and said, “You are the best mom in the whole entire world!” I smiled and replied, “How do you know that? You haven’t met every mom in the whole entire world.” My son squeezed me tighter and said, “Yes I have. You are my world.”

Today, I watched in horror through the kitchen window as my 2-year-old slipped and fell head first into the pool. But before I could get to her, our Labrador Retriever, Rex, jumped in after her, grabbed her by her shirt collar and pulled her to the shallow steps where she could stand.

Today, a woman who must have her voicebox removed due to cancer is enrolled in my sign language class. Her husband, four children, two sisters, brother, mother, father, and twelve close friends are also enrolled in the same class so they can communicate with her after she loses her ability to speak aloud. 

Today, my mother passed away after a long battle with cancer.  My best friend lives 2000 miles away and called to comfort me.  While on the phone, he asked, “What would you do if I showed up at your house and gave you the biggest hug in the world?”  “I would surely smile,” I replied.  And then he rang my doorbell. 

Also, I really like this article from SWAN! It’s how little kids think about love:

“When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.”
– Rebecca, age 8

“When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth.”
– Billy, age 4

“Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.”
– Karl, age 5

“Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.” 
-Chrissy, age 6

“Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.”
– Terri – age 4

“Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is K.”
– Danny, age 7

“Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss.”
– Emily, age 8

“Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.”
– Bobby, age 5

“If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate.”
– Nikka, age 6

“There are two kinds of love: Our love, God’s love. But God makes both kinds of them.”
– Jenny, age 4

“Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.”
– Noelle, age 7

“Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.”
– Tommy, age 6

“During my piano recital, I was on a stage and scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that. I wasn’t scared anymore.” 
– Cindy – age8

“My mommy loves me more than anybody. You don’t see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.” 
– Claire, Age 5

“Love is when mommy gives daddy the best piece of chicken.”
– Elaine, age 5

“Love is when mommy sees daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.” 
-Chris, age 8

“Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.” 
– Mary Ann, age 4

“I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.” 
– Lauren, age 4

“I let my big sister pick on me because my Mom says she only picks on me because she loves me. So I pick on my baby sister because I love her.”
– Bethany, age 4

“When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.” 
– Karen, age 7

“Love is when mommy sees daddy on the toilet and she doesn’t think it’s gross.”
– Mark, age 6

“You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.” 
– Jessica – age 8

“I think you’re supposed to get shot with an arrow or something, but the rest of it isn’t supposed to be so painful.” — Manuel, age 8

“On the first date, they just tell each other lies, and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.” — Mike, 10

“It gives me a headache to think about that stuff. I’m just a kid. I don’t need that kind of trouble.” — Kenny, age 7

“One of you should know how to write a check. Because, even if you have tons of love, there is still going to be a lot of bills.” — Ava, age 8

“Most men are brainless, so you might have to try more than once to find a live one.” — Angie, age 10

“You should never kiss a girl unless you have enough bucks to buy her a big ring and her own VCR, ’cause she’ll want to have videos of the wedding.” — Jim, age 10

“I know one reason kissing was created. It makes you feel warm all over, and they didn’t always have electric heat or fireplaces or even stoves in their houses.” — Gina, age 8

“It isn’t always how you look. Look at me. I’m handsome like anything, and I haven’t got anybody to marry me yet.” — Brian, age 7

“Lovers will just be staring at each other and their food will get cold. Other people care more about the food.” — Brad, age 8

“Be a good kisser. It might make your wife forget that you never take out the trash.” — Erin, age 8

A four year old child next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman’s yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there. When his mother asked him what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, “Nothing, I just helped him cry.” 

Also, in case you needed some strategies for making people fall in love with you…

“Tell them that you own a whole bunch of candy stores.” — Del, age 6

“Shake your hips and hope for the best.” — Camille, age 9

“Yell out that you love them at the top of your lungs…and don’t worry if their parents are right there.” — Manuel, age 8

“Don’t do things like have smelly, green sneakers. You might get attention, but attention ain’t the same thing as love.” — Alonzo, age 9

“One way is to take the girl out to eat. Make sure it’s something she likes to eat. French fries usually works for me.” — Bart, age 9

Here are some quotes about love that rock:

“Being loved deeply by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” -Lao Tzu

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can all do small things with great love.” -Mother Teresa

“Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.
“After all this time?”
“Always,” said Snape.” 
-J.K. Rowling

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.” 
-Mahatma Gandhi

I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion – 
I have shudder’d at it. 
I shudder no more. 
I could be martyr’d for my religion 
Love is my religion 
And I could die for that. 
I could die for you. 
-John Keats 

Hope you enjoyed reading these as much as I did. I love you ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Good luck with your med school interviews. I’m rooting for you! And call me when they’re over!

Loads of Love,

P

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