I didn’t know until the day my child was born, but it is true that love comes in different envelopes.
Sometimes it is born with almond shaped eyes.
It may have chubby hands and short fingers.
It may have a rounded tummy and a funny smile.
It may be lighter or darker, bigger or smaller.
It may even have funny toes.
But it is still love.
Learning to love those differences is what teaches us about real love, and that one doesn´t need to live up to the world’s expectations for being perfect.
Someone may go slower at times, but always gets exactly the same things—all our love and devotion.
That someone may take longer to talk and say “I love you,” even though we knew all along.
Love is perfect. No matter what kind of envelope it comes in.
Sometimes love is too sweet, too simple and too cute.
Sometimes love is the only real tool we have for facing great challenges. And at the end of the day, love reminds us that nothing would possible without it.
Love is real but at the same time, it is magic.
Love smiles through our hearts.
Love has been enlightening my life since it arrived in its different envelope almost nine years ago. It came, hiding behind a pair of almond shaped eyes.
Three years later it was multiplied with the arrival of another great reason to love, which also arrived in the same kind of envelope.
So, on Valentine´s Day, I do celebrate love. It’s the power that inspires my life and fills it with even more of the same—love.
Happy Valentine’s Day celebrating our eternal love: Our love for our children.