I pulled everyone together for our traditional valentine’s kitchen Heart Attack for Family Home Evening this week.
(I made that sound like it was easy, and it should be with only two kids home, but I’m still herding cats these days.)
I love this tradition even more now that kids have moved away. For some reason it makes me feel more connected as we sit and ponder the things we love most about each person in the family and write them down. I loved the things everyone came up with. This year these hearts that Lu wrote about her siblings-in-law just made me so happy:
Carson’s “magnetic” connection, and Abby “makes you feel like you belong in the world. You can believe her words.” Oh I love that, and it is true.
Little by little our kitchen filled up with that love:
And I felt so happy to stick three packages filled up with hearts…love from us…in the mail for my far-away kids the next day.
February is a good month…short and sweet, and hopefully filled with a renewal of love. Plus, I remembered to say “rabbit” before anything else on Feb. 1st so it’s bound to be a good month, right? 🙂 (This is a long-standing tradition in Dave’s family…so quirky but I love it.)