Happy Belated Valentine’s Day

Haley's DogHappy Belated Valentine’s Day from yours truly!

Yes, yes, we all know Valentine’s Day is a made-up holiday that the corporate world has created in order to sell more candy and flowers. But I mean, why not have another reason to celebrate? You may not be “in love,” but everyone has someone or something they love. This could be a pet, a family member, that special someone, or maybe the idea of having your weekend dedicated to sleep. So, in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, this blog is dedicated to those I love!

I know I couldn’t have made it as far as I have without the love of my family. They are some of the most caring people I know. We may argue and bicker about nothing, but I know they love me as much as I love them. Yours maybe an extended family, a group of friends, a roommate, but what really matters is that you tell them this season how much you appreciate and love them for just being themselves.

Of course, being the animal lover I am, I have to talk about my own dog. My sweet puppy Marshall was born on Valentine’s Day three years ago. I know, he’s not exactly a puppy anymore, but I like to think he is. What I love about dogs is that they love you unconditionally! Whether you are in a bad mood, or stressed, they love you; you are their world. He has been my practice pet all through these three years of vet school and still loves me: now that’s commitment!

Finally, I have to mention, this will be my last Valentine’s Day as a Loftis. Next year I will be married to the man of my dreams. It’s funny I came to veterinary school to learn about medicine, and somehow also found someone in my class to love me the rest of my life. Its funny how life throws you curve balls when you least expect it. But sometimes you just have to go with it!

In conclusion, the moral of this blog is, “Go tell that special person you love them.” Celebrate what is truly important in your life.

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

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