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Real Love and Valentine’s Day


From My Heart to Yours   From My Heart to Yours

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 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:

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”. 

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.

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.

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!


8 thoughts on “Real Love and Valentine’s Day

  1. Such a beautiful love letter to your husband. Oh what people are missing if they don’t have this type of real love in marriage! It’s a wonderful example of the type of love Christ has for His bride…the church.

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    • So true! We married young, my husband was the lead singer in a rock band…we had more than a few years of rocky times. However, we finally chose God to be the foundation of our marriage and we chose to learn to be happy in our relationship…neither of us had an example of a Godly, happy marriage. It has been a journey for us as individuals and also as a married couple. What a blessing our marriage is…neither one of us could have ever known the beauty and inner joy of a healthy and loving marriage❤️

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      • My husband and I married young too. Although my parents had a good marriage, it was still a rocky road for us until we were in our mid-thirties and finally brought God into the center of our relationship.

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        • We were early thirties❤️

          The whole key lies in God being the center of the marriage, and allowing Him to work through the both of you, and reveal the places that need convicted, confessed and healed in each.

          I know that as I became more aware of my own sins and weaknesses…and learned to accept myself (strengths and weaknesses) I was then able to see past my hubby’s weaknesses and focus on his strengths. As I focused on his goodness, he was able to see that in himself and grew even more. The same with me.

          So, as we grew in our marriage, many couples would see that we were happy, and would ask us what our “secret” is.

          We would share with them the truth…build a relationship with God and place him in the center of your marriage, be willing to change yourself, and look for the best in each other. Unable to accept our answer, their eyes would glaze over and they would go on to the next subject.

          It is sad to watch individuals and couples suffer, being unwilling to look to God for answers. A true relationship with God makes all the marriage and in life.

          Thank you for our “visit.” May God especially bless your day❤️


  2. So sweet. Thank you for sharing how much you love your husband.

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  3. Beautiful. The institution of marriage is now in the back burner of many due to reasons beyond my comprehension. So I enjoyed your Valentine note to your husband!

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