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Valentine’s Day is around the corner y’all. I’m pretty sure I’ve shared with you how my husband thinks it’s a holiday made up by women, which would also tell you that we don’t spend much on this day. Because of that, I have learned to get my own goods and make me feel special on that day with my favorite dinner and a movie. Prowling for the best Valentine’s Day Deals is essential in saving money because we have Senior pictures coming up, cap and gown, and all sorts of graduation stuff to pay for soon. I gotta save where I can!
In the spirit of the holiday, I’m curious what love story you have to share. I think many of you know my love for my husband and new relationship with God, but I’m not sure I’ve expressed how I feel about my kids. Everything I do and don’t do is for my kids.
I had Tyler when I was barely 17. A kid raising a kid. I had no family around to help but my new husband and let me tell you, I was clueless. And it all honestly, I had so many emotions being a new mother and wife at 17, that I didn’t have an instant connection with Tyler, partly because his Dad seemed to be the only one that could soothe him. But it was within that same month that I became close to him. I would hold him nonstop, playing with his little fingers and touching his cheeks & nose. I felt so much love for him and started to understand the unconditional love between a mother and child.
A couple of years later, Toby came along and the good times kept rolling on. It was soon after that, that we started trying to have one more before calling it done. We wanted them all to be close in age but I guess that wasn’t God’s plan for us. It took 10 years and 4 miscarriages later before our little Truett arrived. 10 years y’all. I can’t tell you how much love we had, not just for him but for the moment of birth, instead of loss.
My boys are now 20, 17, and 7. Everything I do is for them. I can’t explain to you how much I love those boys and it just continues to grow every single day. I get to see them becoming men, making choices that will impact the rest of their lives, seeing them be big brother to Truett, and Truett’s love for them. If I sit and think about it too long, I start to cry. I’m so blessed to have them.
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