|JUST COULDN'T RESIST!|
Tomorrow is Valentine's Day and I am looking forward to it as I always do. Not that we do a whole lot more anymore than what we have already done, but I enjoy it nonetheless. As a young girl growing up I couldn't wait to get to school and exchange the silly little Valentines' cards we always got, and have our little party complete with sugar cookies and conversation heart candy. Just simple fun. As I grew older (junior high and high school years) though I began to dread the day as it always seemed to emphasize the fact that everyone seemed to have a special someone but me. Girls would proudly carry around ALL DAY giant Teddy Bears, HUGE bouquets of flowers, heart shaped boxes of candy, and even red and pink balloons. How I longed to be a part of it all. When I was a senior and FINALLY got my first bouquet of flowers I thought my life would surely now be complete. But as I recall that bouquet of flowers quickly wilted, and that particular boy ended up becoming a source of real pain for me. Unfornately that seems to be the case in soo many young romances, and I really wish there wasn't such an emphasis put on "love" at that young age. I met my hubby 3 years later however, and ALL of my Valentine Day's have been happy ones ever since. How blessed I know I am. I try to concentrate on LOVE in general on Valentine's day, rather than on romantic love which is really what the day is all about for many people. I try to focus on the perfect love that is only available to us through a relationship with a living God. We love because He first loved us. I always made a big deal out of it for my kids when they were growing up. Special cookies, candy, and even little gifts were freely given and enjoyed. No matter how old they got, and as long as they were living in my home. But in spite of that, I am very sure they probably all had their own little stories to tell of the years that they longed for that special someone as well. Now my youngest grand daughter has had the good fortune to be born on this special day! She will always celebrate the day with a special feeling of feeling loved and cared for. Never will this day go by without being showered with gifts and special treats. Doesn't get much better I am thinking. How she blesses us all with her sweet, sunshiny personality and loving heart and ways. Happy birthday my sweet Donatella Valentina, and may the Lord bless you always and forever!
She is having a party next Sat. to celebrate her 3 precious years on this earth, and this Grandma is looking forward to it.
1 John 4: 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.