I can’t really understand public declarations of love via social media.
Correction: I can understand them for one reason—if that is how your spouse perceives love. (Mine, on the other hand, would probably not even see it and might be slightly embarrassed if he did!)
So for those of us whose loved ones don’t welcome the online declaration, what do we gain from scrolling through a facebook feed that is filled for a day with people proclaiming why their spouse is the best and how their love grows stronger every day?
I’m torn, because 80 percent of me is just happy for my friends who have great love in their lives (myself included). But that other 20 percent? Well, that 20 percent is eight months pregnant and too exhausted to even let her husband soak her feet on Valentine’s night. (I was asleep by 9pm.) That 20 percent of me is being pulled apart by needy (but very cute) children, a husband about to change jobs, a rental house we’re in the process of selling, and of course, that baby I’m in the process of growing. That 20 percent of me has temporarily forgotten what romance is and honestly would rather not be reminded through my facebook feed.
So what’s your take on love declarations through social media? Love ‘em or could live without ‘em?
Here’s to being in a better place next year on Valentine’s Day so that at least 90 percent of me enjoys the social media love flood! (Pretty sure this post has something to do with hormones . . . :)