Doesn't matter though. In four days I'll be in Arizona and won't return till the month is almost done. And then it's almost spring.
February does have it's good points. Valentine's Day, for one. And my second daughter Amy's birthday, which also happens to be on Valentine's Day. Her birth forever changed Valentine's day for our family. Until then we celebrated the day as it was intended - hearts and flowers and cards all around. Then it became Amy's birthday, which we celebrated with a heart shaped cake, birthday cards and presents for our little love child, whose name, coincidentally, means 'beloved'.
|Amy and Curtis - 2011|
February also marks the anniversary of my Dad's birth in 1922 and his death in 1993. He was a great father and grandfather - he loved to tease and play with his grandchildren. His influence is still felt in our family and we think of and speak of him often.
|Dad - 1921|
|Mum and Dad - 1993|
So I guess overall, February is a month full of sunshine, love, and remembrances of beloved people. Not so dark and gloomy and miserable after all.
I hope your month shapes up to be a good one for you.