May someone show each of you how wonderful and special you all are, and make you feel like the luckiest girl in the world.
I'm feeling like I've recovered from a weekend bout of the flu. It wasn't pretty. But I'm feeling much like myself this morning.
I woke up to a lovely little gift from my husband consisting of a stack of magazines (including the new Spring/Summer issue of Cottage Style - only their second printing!) and a box of yummy dark chocolates. My husband knows me well. We don't do big gifts, or extravagant dates - they're not in the budget. Oh, and I got my mushy card... my husband is really good at writing heart-felt messages in his cards. I really look forward to reading them whenever there's an occasion that calls for a card. It makes me feel special! I remember working retail and having guys come in at 5 pm on Valentines day, rushing me to "throw something together" for "around this much". They would then pull out a cheap card in a little plastic bag, scribble their name at the bottom and rush out.
Every time I had that happen, I would say a little prayer for that wife, and for that marriage, and then another for my own and how blessed I am to be married to my husband.
So, today, on a day that can make so many feel so loved, and sadly, so many feel unloved, may you all feel truly loved today.
"This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins."
1 John 4:10
PS. This is my favourite little Valentine.