Angela West is a self-advocate from Virginia.
Tomorrow is the BIG day for some – VALENTINES DAY! The stores are filled with red and pink goodies. Should you get chocolate candy, balloons, or red roses? Then you may ask yourself, what are we really celebrating?
Love! Your love story is unique, and you and your significant other are the stars. When I was growing up, I wanted my love story to be like a Disney movie. The prince always came at the right time and saved the day. I don’t think it is wrong to want that, but I also believe that it takes two people working together to make things great. Sometimes everything goes exactly how you planned and sometimes it doesn’t. What really matters is how you get through it together and create memories.
My story is far from a Disney movie, but I think that it is much better! My boyfriend and I have been together for five years. We have fun and enjoy trying new things together. I am so thankful that I can share life’s experiences with him. That is what I celebrate.
Sometimes we may get focused on what to buy the person we love. But the thing that’s worth the most is your time. You don’t have to spend a lot of money, just give the gift of your time. Maybe you could go on a picnic, visit a local park, or create an art project together.
Remember to love, laugh, and create fun memories!
SHARING THE LOVE!