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Black Love is Alive and Well in This Family's Real Life Valentine’s Day Story

Black Love is Alive and Well in This Family's Real Life Valentine’s Day Story

Valentine’s Day stories in real life are much better than anything you can see on a movie screen. As everyone geared up for one of the most romantic holidays of the year, Bre Macon, who's a Mom and content creator, recently took to Twitter to share her favorite love day memory.

The result? Not your typical rom-com by traditional movie standards, but one of the best feel-good stories we've read all year.

"So I love Valentine's Day for other reasons. My daddy (well step-dad, but daddy in my heart)...

Him and my mom's first Valentine's Day, she could not find a sitter. He wanted to do something really nice for her because she always had us (LOL). He planned this extravagant dinner at a fancy restaurant, gave her money for an outfit, got her hair done, etc... all for her sitter to fall through.

So at the time, I was like 8, my sister and brother were 7 and 5. My mom was so bummed. I remember her crying and saying he should date someone who is able to go places and do things, and maybe not someone with three kids. He didn't even flinch. 

He made paper invitations for us (the kids) and told us we were invited to a fancy dinner party. He told us to put on our best outfits and he would call us when it was time to come downstairs.

So, he asked my mom to still get dressed for the date. He went out, got takeout from the nice place for all of us and we had a Valentine's Date all together at the dining room table. I will never forget that.

I felt so special. We all got flowers and cards, my brother got a toy car LOL. When we came down the stairs, he introduced us and said something about our outfits like it was a fashion show. Man. That stuff stuck with me for years. I loved it. I felt so loved and I know my mom did too.”

Macon, who is the host of the Mama Meets World podcast, shared with Because of Them We Can that her story is one that serves as a powerful reminder for her. 

“I wanted to share the story because we don’t often hear of single Black mothers being loved out loud. My father has loved my mother out loud for the past 25 years. Their love gives me hope.”

 And with her bonus tweet, Macon gave us even more Black love to gush over.