I wanted to talk to you about something special and important today. Valentine’s Day is HERE!!! When I think of Valentine’s Day
I think of the heart
Doesn’t the heart of every woman want to feel cherished, valued, and deeply loved? Don’t you want to know, without a doubt, that your husband thinks you are beautiful?
For many woman, Valentine’s Day is a day of dashing hopes, disappointed hearts and broken expectations. Here in Boonsville, we are always calving when Valentine’s Day comes. This means we can’t leave the ranch and we’ve been up several times in the night, for weeks already. We’re exhausted. There is no energy for romance.
For many years it was a long fall from my expectations on Valentine’s Day, to reality.
I began to pray
I prayed that God would reveal romance to me. I prayed that He would show me the heart of my husband.
My mind went back to the day I was hurriedly cooking supper, which was late. The kids were hungry, the house was in disarray. In walked my husband after a refreshing walk, with one single flower in hand. It was a Lady’s Slipper, a delicate orchid like flower that grows on the forest floor…named for its appearance. This delicate flower looks like the slipper of a tiny forest princess. Exasperated and harried, I put it in water and set it on the counter.
A whispering breeze…You are beautiful
Now I thought back to the time I was busy with schooling the children. Desperately concentrating on the mathematical mayhem before me, frustration building…
“Want to go for a walk?” he asks. “The sun is shining.” He smiles at me.
A loving hug, a warm whisper…You are my sun.
You are worthy of my time. I adore you.
I remembered the day I was picking up socks and gathering laundry when he gave me the smile; and shut the bedroom door. Thinking to myself (but thankfully not speaking it), “ARE you kidding? Have you seen the pile of laundry out there?!”
A sweet embrace…I am enraptured by your love, entranced by your beauty.
Sometimes we miss the romance in the busy-ness of our day as Wife and Mom. Supper can wait. Math won’t go away. Laundry will still be there.
The world won’t fall.
Take the time to embrace those moments.
Appreciate the romance in them.
Pray to hear the heart of your love.
My husband is sweet and thoughtful and thinks of all kinds of little details everyday to make me feel loved. Don’t allow expectations to steal your joy on February 14th. It is not about the day.
It’s about the heart
I know that in my husband’s eyes, I am beautiful, valuable, and worthy of his time and affections…that he is enraptured with my love.
Solomon 1:14 My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blooms
In the vineyards of En Gedi
I know that my husband’s heart walks with mine
So, From My Heart To Yours – everyday, may the heart of romance wrap around you, and your marriage, like the gardens of En Gedi.
You might also like today’s post on Valentine’s Day over at Evangel Chapel’s site…go check it out!~