Instead of posting some more pictures of soft, sweet hearts and flowers, I decided to post a picture of what love really looks like.
Love looks like a soft monster made by Gramma for night combat with things like spiders and snakes while little 5 year old boys sleep, soundly protected.
Love looks like a stuffed toy dressed in "monster clothes" requested by the aforementioned 5 year old who just wants his beloved monster to look good when he takes him out to scare whatever snakes and spiders he might find at church or the grocery store.
And, love looks like a wonderful picture, taken by the big sister of Mr. 5 years old (soon to be 6) with her new Christmas camera, then emailed to Gramma by the father of both of these incredible sweeties.
So, just in case you think Valentine's Day is all about pink and fluffy, you've got another think coming. It can just as easily be about skeletons, spiders, and monsters with new clothes.