Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day has always been one of my favorite days of the year. To me the day represents being in love and being loved, two things that have ruled the direction of the beginning stages of my adult life.

Today is special to me in other ways. I am engaged to be married to an extremely romantic and loveable man in July, I have deeper love for my children as they develop into adults, I am learning about the type of love my soon-to-be stepchildren need from me, and I am completely awed by the love shown to me by my future father-in-law (who stopped by last night and gave me a big box of Godiva chocolates).

As the years go by I have learned that love isn't just about me and how it affects me, it's about giving, listening, understanding, being unconditional, being compassionate and being willing to have your heart enlarged. And enlarged again...so that God can have room to fill it with good stuff.

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day today, filled with love and sweets.

8 comments:

Nadine said...

Happy Valentine's Day. What a sweet father-in-law you have. Enjoy your day.

Morning Glory said...

I think you described it perfectly!!

Praise and Coffee said...

Happy Day!!!
Sue

Dawn said...

Great thoughts! Godiva - wow, he's a keeper as a FIL!

Happy Valentine's Day from the Valentine Capital of the World!

Yellow Mama said...

AAAAHHHH! You do know that after you get married, you will have to change your ABOUT ME column! And...you are so right about enlarging. I am so happy for you and very glad you got out of your sports bra/hair clip mess. Very funny!

nancygrayce said...

So, so true! I have found that our hearts are capable of a huge amount of love for many different people.

Beck said...

That's a wonderful Valentine's Day! I'm a bit dazzled by your future father-in-law - what a sweetheart!

ThomasEU aka mofongoman said...

Aw, gee!
FiL2B