Valentine’s Day :: I’m a Hater

It’s February! This means that, other than it being the middle of carnival season for us here in Louisiana (thank you Jesus for King Cake), it is also the time of year for Valentine’s Day. The holiday where pressure is put on you to buy your special someone chocolate, jewelry or flowers. Even worse, if you are a teenager, society tells you that if you don’t have a valentine, you are lame … and the schools are in your face about buying items to support various clubs by sending Valentine’s Day cards.

By now, you can probably see that I’m a hater of Valentine’s Day. There are some of you going “heck yeah, me too!” While others are left wondering “why in the would I HATE a holiday full of LOVE?!” 

I am all about my spouse showing love to me, us showing love to our kids, and as a family, showing love to others we encounter; however, I do not think it needs to all be done on February 14 every year. There should be daily acts of love shown in our home and outside of our home to others. 

For me, I want my spouse to show me love daily. I want flowers from the grocery store when he sees some that remind me of him. I want him to come home with chocolate in hand when he knows my day has been rough. I want a romantic date on a random Tuesday planned by him! 

There is no more pressure on February 14 to bring me something than there is any other day of the year. 

I don’t need any more stuff anyway … minimalist wannabe here. Besides that, I want my spouse to show me love every single day of the year and not just when society pressures him to tell me he loves me.

Everyday I will love my spouse & I hope he will do the same. 

Tiffany is happily married to her high school sweetheart, Desmond. Together they get to play the roles of Mommy and Daddy to Micah, a gifted Math Wiz of a teenager who is always making people laugh, and Keilyn, a spunky, flower loving, dancing girl who will stop and talk to anyone she meets. She was born and raised in Baton Rouge and has Cajun blood running through her veins. She works full time outside of the home in business administration. She started the journey of motherhood young but wouldn’t have it any other way. Her children have taught her to laugh, play and that sometimes it’s ok not to have a plan! She has a passion for teenagers and is an active mentor in her church’s youth group. In her rare free time she enjoys shopping, coffee, and date nights with her husband. She believes that everyone has a story to tell and enjoys meeting new people, making people laugh, and spending time with friends and family.



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