Firtht of all, pleath let me thay how thorry I am for being abthent here on the blog. I just needed to step away for a bit. (Oh look! My lisp is suddenly gone!) Sometimes, life and living just have to take precedence. I did a little self-care this past week. And sometimes, that self-care was named: A bowl of chocolate ice cream while sitting on the couch beside my husband to watch a little American Pickers. Oh yes--we were living life on the wild side!
Okay, but now back to the regularly scheduled program... A Valentine's post just for you--because I love ya so dearly and all that other mushy stuff. I actually wrote this a couple of years ago, but I still mean every stinking word.
Sending you all a long, lingering, awkward Valentine hug today!!!!! Well...to be completely honest...there are a couple of you scruffy and smelly guys...that I am sending an arm punch. But, a meaningful one. I promise.
I always worked furiously on that game. Man, I scribbled word after word, amazed at my brilliance.
valiant, Dane, dainty, salve, veal, instead, salient, van, tiny, leaven...
And every stinking time, some kid would beat me. Usually by 10 words or more.
But, most of my Valentine's memories are really great ones. Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays...mostly because it comes right after my birthday. Growing up, our family celebrated holidays in a big way. My mom was just really great about that. I'm pretty sure that all of my birthday parties growing up had a heart theme...heart cake, pin the arrow on the heart, pass the heart, heart cups and plates and tablecloth... There were always Valentine treats on the table for my brother, sister, and me at breakfast. My dad always sent beautiful flowers to my mom for Valentines.
But, I know that not everyone has a birthday right before Valentine's. So, I'm sure not everyone has the same fond feelings toward the pink and red holiday. Maybe even some of you have some sad Valentine's memories...
Whatever the case, I sure hope that this Valentine's Day you remember the One who loves you most. The Valentine who never disappoints. The One who thinks you're beautifully made, and longs for a relationship with you. The Valentine who created romance, and warm fuzzy feelings, and candlelight, and roses. The only Valentine who loves you utterly, and completely, and forever.
That kind of love is hard to resist. When you stop and think about it.
“The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.” (Zephaniah 3:17)
What do you think about Valentine's Day?
What are your fun memories?