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Opinion / Religion - February 19, 2018


Happiest Heart Day

By Jessica Wright

After years of being out of school, I forgot how big of a deal Valentineís Day is for kiddos. Now, donít get me wrong. I love Valentineís Day and I try my hardest to make sure my littlest valentines feel loved and special as well as my big valentine. I get the valentines, make sure the kids get them completed, and try to make them special. I have not bought a box of valentines for myself to give away in probably 15 years. That changed this year as I bought a box of valentines to give to the kiddos in my class.

I loved it. The kids are already so special to me, so I greatly enjoyed being able to get them a little something. What I wasnít expecting was also getting a bag of valentines myself! Iím still a new fixture so I wasnít expecting anything at all. Probably the cutest thing I received was a card that said, "Roses are red, violets are blue, what a good teacher you are!" I had the biggest grin on my face when I saw that.

Then, towards the end of the day, chaos. There were tons and tons of goodies for the kids throughout the school. Not to mention the Valentineís Day parties! I left the school that day absolutely exhausted but so incredibly grateful. As we get older, we get cynical when it comes to love. Valentineís day turns into a couples kind of situation and we forget that everyone can be our valentine. The kids shared their love equally that day, with everyone. That, I think, is what we should strive to do every day.

My kids were excited to share all of their valentines with me and Corbin went as far as making sure Lennox got to partake in the festivities as well. Wyatt made an adorable handprint heart and stated in his valentine to me that he loved me because I took him on a cruise ship. This of course, did not happen, but it was adorable all the same. Lennox was generous with his hugs, and the entire family enjoyed a dinner that none of us had to cook: wings and pizza from Pizza Hut.

Letís all try to see things through a childís eyes. Love freely and often because you never know who could use that love the most. Have a wonderful week everyone!!

 

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