Cupid in the garden.
This heart was given to all the students at my daughter’s school.
Galatians 5:14 (NIV)
14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
This is the theme for the school for Lent 2013. I am so blessed that my daughter’s friends are all learning the same thing.
Sometimes on Valentine’s Day we hope for something. Since having children I always think about giving on Valentine’s Day, not receiving. I am never disappointed. I think if this was our focus all year long, we would be much more content.
I got this pin at a swap meet before we were married. I thought it was great. I was surprised what a negative reaction I got from wearing it. I wore it for Valentine’s Day and my husband’s birthday. I would bring it out every year and have gotten similar reactions. As we had children, I didn’t think much of my routine. One Valentine morning, one of my children asked if I wasn’t going to wear my pin that day. I had forgotten about it, but they didn’t. I realized then that this pin was not only a routine, but it made a statement. I loved their Dad. There is a lot of comfort and security in that knowledge. So I would continue wearing the pin. I have worn it to ballet class, to school when I was a room mom in the classroom Valentine Party, to the soccer field, etc. So on went my pin this morning after 27 years.
What are some of your Valentine’s Day traditions? How are you loving your neighbor?
Please leave me a comment. Also visit my Pinterest Valentine’s Day board.
Please read “What Do Your Children Think of Your Marriage?”