Well, it’s that special day again. The day we share love and a goofy tradition or two. Lots of activity today as we’re participating in the K-LITE radiothon again for the Rescue Mission’s Bethel House. Really fun and for a good cause. (If you’re in SB tune it at 101.7 FM and call (805) 879-5483 to pledge and dedicate a song to your Valentine!) Trish started the day on the radio and I’m headed there myself in a bit. A great day filled with inspiring stories of women in recovery. More info, click here: http://www.sbrm.org
But there’s are some special memories this day will always hold for me. Valentine’s Day in 2009 was one of those quiet Sundays during the seven-month stretch we sat with Rudy in the CTICU at UCLA. The months were marked by small developments (foot wiggles, brow furrows, etc.) that only parents holding a vigil would notice. That day, I remember making eye contact with Rudy for awhile, when suddenly I noticed just the slightest twinkle. I managed to snap a picture and Nurse Amy verified that we had captured Rudy’s first smile–despite all the wires, tubes and the monster bruise on his arm from an IV gone wrong. One of my all-time favorite pictures and easily my most memorable Valentine present!
Happy, Happy Heart Day from ALL the Geylings to you!