Happy Valentine's Day! I started this morning by reading the love chapter in the Bible - 1 Corinthians 13.
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails." (1 Corinthians 13: 4-8a)
Yesterday I had a renewed sense of love for my dear sweet husband. He had surgery in the afternoon and I saw him when he was in the recovery room. He looked so cute sitting in his hospital gown with his hair mussed from the surgical hair cap. I had a fresh, and also renewed sense of love for this man that I had married over twenty years ago.
Our Valentine's Day will be a little different this year since he still is recovering from surgery and quite sore. We won't have the opportunity to go out for a romantic dinner or anything like that. But I find myself blessed that we can spend the day home together. Love isn't about the things that we can do for each other or buy. It is showing patience and kindness. It is being peaceful and not easily angered. It's not keeping track of all of the wrongs. It's always protecting, trusting, hoping and persevering. May you have a joyful day letting someone in your life know how special they are to you! :)