Valentine’s Day is a sweet reminder in our daily lives of the love that we are blessed with. For me personally, the day touches my heart in a special way with gratitude for all the people that have touched my life… my family and friends, and especially my husband, Joe.
The special love I speak of is not the kind that requires red roses, diamonds, or chocolates. Those things are nice and always appreciated, however, this is much deeper than any of those types of gifts can convey.
So Joe…this is my early Valentine thank you for the real love you show me each and every day; the way that you help me to see the beauty in myself. That true love can only be inspired and sourced in the Holy Spirit…thank you for your faith and openness to be a vessel of His love.
Some of the ways you show me that I am loved:
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
You have a quiet confidence that allows you to be happy and supportive toward others. Even when I am off track or floundering…you are my “even keel”.
5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Your deep, thoughtful desire to help, honor and respect all the ones God places in your daily life amazes and inspires me.
6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
When I get overwhelmed with the negative of an event or situation, you always help me to see past it and focus on the good. Many times you help me see past my own flaws and weaknesses, and help me to see the goodness within myself.
7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
You are my safe haven in this life, and we are united in hope and perseverance to become the people the Lord intends us to be for his divine plan.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
The Lord has blessed us with Himself, and through his love, mercy and grace, the love we share will never fail. You will always be in my heart… in this life and the next.
I love you, Joe! And by the way, Happy Valentine’s Day!