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Lovers of Loving Love

February 14, 2011

Ah My Goddess – Aquabats – Lovers of loving love (Does anyone else remember this song from High School?)

Before spouting about all things love today, I need to apologize.  I have been a slack blogger and I feel really bad.  My work has started to pick up (which is an incredible blessing), and that unfortunately takes priority over blogging (something’s got to pay the bills). I’ve also been out-of-town doing all sorts of fun things, which I’ll hopefully blog about later, so please accept this apology.  I’ve already slapped myself on the wrist, and will strive to do better this coming week.

So today is Valentine’s Day.  I’m sure you’re all aware.  Whether you’re single or attached, this day forces you to be aware of love (or the lack of it.) I’ve always enjoyed Vday, even when I was single, because I think it’s a celebration of the love of friendship as well.  In my devotional this morning I was reminded of the greatest Valentine we’ve ever received:

“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”

John 3:16 (New Living Translation)

I’ve never really thought of God being my Valentine, but he is the ultimate one!  I’m so very thankful to have received such a valentine full of mercy and grace!

And if that wasn’t enough, God gifted me with this handsome God-fearing man to help share the joys and sorrow of this life.  Here we are on our very first Valentine’s Day in 2003:

After eight years he’s still my full-time Valentine.  I know he doesn’t read my blog, but I still hope he knows how proud I am of his hard work everyday to provide for us, and how much I admire the way his mind works.  His sense of humor that’s just slightly off but still cracks me up, and I love that even now, after nearly four years of marriage, I still feel like a silly school girl inside when we’re together.  I sure love you, Buster!

I love my very first Valentine’s: my parents:  growing up, my brother and I were told that we were loved daily, and started and ended our days with a hug, with about twenty in-between.  They have always supported our interests and dreams, yet equipped us with realistic perspectives for life.  Most importantly, they set an example to me and my brother of what a marriage looks like.  It’s playful, supportive, and full of compromise and supports itself with a foundation in Jesus Christ.  I certainly wouldn’t be the person I am without the way in which I was raised.  Here are those cuties on my wedding day, still in love after all these years:

Image by Clark Berry Photography

but you know who else I love, and need to share with the world today? You.

My readers!  I am so grateful to have a platform to share my ideas and hobbies with people who can give me feedback.  You help me to not feel so lonely all day, and you help me fuel my creativity.  I am grateful that despite your limited amount of free time, you choose to stop by and take a look.  So thank you!

I wish you all the very most loving day of love!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Adrienne permalink
    February 14, 2011 9:27 am

    happy valentines day Mel! 🙂 have a wonderful day!

  2. February 14, 2011 10:24 am

    You are so sweet! I love the excerpt from your devotional.

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