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Valentines Are For...

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Valentines Are For…

by Michelle Howell Miller

 

Valentines are for moms ready with tissues, soup, and hugs on icky, sick days.

Valentines are for dads who throw and catch and throw and catch for hours and hours, even in sleet.

Valentines are for siblings who look up to you with hope and trust, even if you don’t always have the answers.

Valentines are for puppies that lick happy tears and heartsick tears.

Valentines are for aunts who listen and make you feel like you are the only niece on the planet.

Valentines are for uncles who promise to keep the class bully away at your birthday party.

Valentines are for grandparents who make fantastic forts for sleepovers.

Valentines are for neighbors who help you battle the humongous, hairy spider.

Valentines are for the saxophone player and the street artist and the garbage man who make the world beautiful.

Valentines are for teachers who quiz you on your math facts instead of sleeping in…

For boys who stand up for you…

And for girls who stand by you.

Valentines are for all those who make your heart grow bigger.

Michelle Howell Miller