Posted by Peggy Kaufman

created at: 2014-02-14Several weeks ago, my husband and I took care of our two-month-old grandson for the evening. When our son came to pick him up at the end of the night, he turned to us and shared that the look on our faces after taking care of his baby was priceless. He added that he cherishes who we are to him and now who we are to his son.

As Valentine’s Day approaches, the stores and media bombard us with messages about appreciating those around you. Perhaps a Hallmark holiday is a good reminder not only of what we feel but of what we can say about what we feel. The affirmations I read on February 14 are the messages that give my relationships greater meaning every day of the year: communicating not only what we do, but who we are.

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