2/12/18, Happy V Day


Hi Everyone,

I hope your weeks have been going well. I’ve been busy writing, which usually keeps me happy and out of trouble.

And I guess we need to mention the holiday looming this week: Valentine’s Day. It’s a day of hope and expectations, excitement, joy, and sometimes disappointment if your Valentine hopes don’t quite measure up. I hope your Valentine’s Day will exceed all expectations and turn out even better than you dreamed!!!

My own Valentine’s Day experiences have been varied, from the sublime to the ridiculous, with some real highs—two marriage proposals on Valentine’s Day, one for a marriage that lasted nearly twenty years, and remained a great love (the father of eight of my nine children), and the other was a bumpy road but someone I loved a lot nonetheless, and we also stayed very close. I’ve had some terrific dates on Valentine’s Day, and some less than terrific dates, and some years alone. It’s one of those days, like New Year’s Eve where people pin their hopes on everything they wish, and it’s sometimes/often hard for reality to measure up. My children have been my best Valentines over the years, and still are!!! We used to set a terrific table with lots of candy hearts, and funny little party favors, walking hearts, Peeps of course (my favorite), lots of chocolate, T shirts with hearts on them, fun jewelry that lights up, and a BIG pink heart shaped cake at the end of it. We do a small version of that now for my daughter who still lives at home, but she usually goes out and has more exciting plans than a heart shaped cake at home!! But it was a lot of fun when all my children were little and still at home.

I hope you’re planning to do something fun on Valentine’s Day, and I hope that someone gives you flowers and chocolates—-even if they don’t propose. If not on Valentine’s Day, maybe they will soon!!! My youngest son’s birthday is four days before Valentine’s Day, so he was a GREAT Valentine’s Day gift, the best ever!!! We celebrated his birthday last week with a family dinner, which included some of his friends.

I hope that your Valentine’s Day plans turn out just the way you hope, and you have a fun, romantic day and evening, full of love, and maybe even the excitement of a new romance, or the warm comfort of an old romance. The possibilities are endless—-and anything is possible. So Happy Valentine’s Day!! I hope it will be a great one!!!


much love to you,  Danielle

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4 Comments so far
  1. Lorraine February 12, 2018 12:09 pm

    Love hearing your stories about your past Valentine’s Days! Just love how you had the “party table” when the kids were little! No romance in the air for me this Valentine’s Day, and I’m fine with it! As I’ve already said to you, the best Valentine’s Day I ever had was in 1980 bringing a newborn home from the hospital! Nothing ever quite topped that! Looking forward to reading your next book!


  2. David February 13, 2018 3:48 am

    Have a great week!

  3. misha February 25, 2018 11:27 am

    It was extremely important to be “going with” someone in order to celebrate Valentine’s Day. And it was extremely important to have a valentine in order to believe we were valuable. As we became adults we hoped Valentine’s Day would bring us celebrations of true love.

  4. Candice February 27, 2018 2:45 pm

    Thanks so much for the post.Really thank you! Keep writing.