In case you haven't noticed, there is an additional child in our family photo. I would like you all to meet the newest member of our family. She is the pretty little 7 year old in the purple dress. "Eloise" now has a little sister. We have decided to call her, "Amelia Bedelia".

Friday, February 15, 2008

A Change of Heart

I am currently in school to be a teacher. One of my assignments is to establish my core beliefs about teaching and learning with the understanding that these beliefs will evolve as I gain more experience. So as I'm pondering this my mind wandered, as it often does, to the subject of Valentines day. I was amused to realize how much my thoughts about life and love have "evolved" over the years. When I was a teenager I thought the best gifts had to be big and expensive. As I sat thinking about this notion I realized that the few gifts that really stood out in my mind were actually the least expensive. One V-Day when my daughter was a baby and my husbands workplace was being sold, my husband had to be creative. Not sure where he was going to work next he had to be careful with every penny. My husband racked his brain to recall every request I had recently made(i.e...change air filters...replace light bulbs...) He also stocked the kitchen with a few of my favorite snacks. After everything was ready he took my daughter so I could relax at home and do whatever I wanted ;-)sigh......worth more than gold! Another such memory happened just yesterday. My husband gave me a goodie bag with a few little items in it, but the thing that stood out was a C.D. that was probably on the clearance rack due to it's age. When we were dating it was my favorite. I kept it over a decade, but then Katrina hit and it along with everything else was gone. My hubby had to call around to find it. It was inexpensive, but oh so thoughtful. I love that guy! I better call & tell him! Then back to my :-( homework which is how I got on this subject in the first place.


Kristi said...

A mommy's moments alone with nothing to do priceless

Happy late V-Day.

xoxoxo Kristi

Ginger said...

By any chance was the CD a Crystal Lewis CD?

I did find mine after all with "Blood Stained Pages".

Miss Riya said...

Why yes it was! You must've really been listening a couple of weeks ago when I was bemoaning my loss!
Kiss the baby for me :0)

Betsy said...

I was just noticing how dusty that figurine was....just kidding I would never have noticed...enjoyed the blog.......

Miss Riya said...

Some kind of friend you are! You've started a war. My corn bread side had to tackle my tofu(O.C.D) side. Tofu was going to run downstairs, dust the figurine, take another picture, and edit the post. Luckily My Corn bread side is a lot more big boned than tofu side!;-)LOL