Love Letter to My Valentine

I have a (not so) little secret…I fell in love about five months ago. Well, 21 weeks ago, to be exact. This love letter is dedicated to my new little love.

Dear Little One,

Happy Valentine’s Day! I cannot even begin to describe my feelings for you. You are our blessing. You are a miracle. I haven’t held you in my arms yet, but the fullness you bring to my heart is indescribable.

We “saw” you this week, and you have the cutest little face. Our doctor told us you are healthy and doing well, and those are precious words to hear. All we want for you is to be healthy and happy.

Hopefully you will be smart like your daddy. Maybe you will have his honest eyes and comforting presence. Hopefully you’re not anxious or too hard on yourself like your mommy. No matter what, know that we will love you unconditionally forever.

Little Valentine, we can’t wait to meet you. I look forward to seeing your smile (maybe you’ll have mine!). I know Georgie will smother you in puppy kisses and will love to take naps with you.

Luckily you’ll arrive in the summer, so we can take you out and enjoy the sunshine. I have so much I want to show you and so much I want to share with you. June can’t arrive soon enough.

Until then, I will keep you close, little Valentine, and know that we love you more each and everyday day.

Xo. Mommy

Week #29 – Robin Thicke Concert at Taste of Chicago

I couldn’t figure out how to write this post without gushing about Robin Thicke, so I decided I should just write him a note.

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Dear Robin,

One fateful morning I was walking to work when I saw a sign right in front of my office that you’d be performing at the Petrillo Music Shell at the Taste of Chicago (Butler Field). Coincidence? I think not. How could I refuse?!?

It’s important to note that I’ve been enjoying your music for quite some time now. “When I Get You Alone” is still one of my favorites, but I’m more vested than just your hits on the radio. “Complicated” is great, and “I Need Love” is so smooth. I couldn’t wait to hear these and many more at the concert!

I haven’t been to the Taste of Chicago since reversible tube tops were popular, but no crowd was too big to keep me from seeing you perform. My friends Lauren, Bridget, their significant others (God bless them) and my brother (what a guy) joined me!

Estelle was a great opening act—but who are we kidding? Everyone was waiting for you.

The weather was extra hot and the sun was high (somehow I got a tan from my sunglasses), but your smooth voice, charismatic personality, and charming smile (did you get that from Dr. Seaver?) seemed to make it ten times hotter! And let me tell you, the ladies around us were definitely feeling it too. (It seemed like some of the men were pretty jealous, but I’m sure you’re used to that…) And I heard Ashton and Mila were there! Are they your friends? Rahm was really getting down too (see the video!). They have excellent taste in music!

I love the song “Blurred Lines”, and was extremely glad that you decided to open—and close!—the show with that one. It’s the song of the summer! May I ask, what does rhyme with hug me? I’d love further clarification on that one. 😉

But before you get misled about my feelings for you, I have to confess: I’m married. And, obviously, so are you. (Your son is adorable, too!) So for now, let’s just agree that you’ll keep making beautiful music, and I’ll keep listening.

Thank you for the wonderful concert at the Taste. I was glad to be back after so many years! Be sure to let me know when you’re in Chicago next.

With love and admiration,

Second City Gal

Taste of Chicago
Grant Park
The Loop

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