Thursday, February 2, 2012

Heart For Home Thursday~ Speaking of Hearts...

Did anyone else around here notice that it's February?!?!  If you've been around here much, you know that I love February.  One of the biggest reasons being, I love Valentine's Day.

It's interesting isn't it?  You either love it or you hate it.  I've been told it has to do with whether you actually have a valentine of not, but I've seen that theory proved wrong. My dear sister-in-law has a cousin who is one of the sweetest girls I've ever met.  She blogged last Valentine's Day about why she loves the day even though she is very single and plans on remaining so for quite awhile.  It dripped with wisdom beyond her years.

I've heard many married friends say, "We celebrate our love every day so I don't really care about Valentine's Day."  To each his own I guess!  For me however,  I get giddy just thinking about a specific day just to dwell on the precious gift of love God has given to us as a couple.

This year, my girls and I decided that one day was not quite enough time to get in our full celebration.  Decorations are already coming out and gears are spinning as I look for ways to show my husband how much I love him and how thankful I am to be married to him. 

This is also a priceless time to teach my daughters God's love for us, God's design for marriage, the joy of sharing true love and the beauty of waiting for God's plan to bring it about in each of their own lives.  Even though this holiday isn't really "about them" they say it is one of their favorites.

If you come to our house these days, you will see hearts.  Lots and lots of hearts.  I encourage you, no matter how much you "daily celebrate your love", to appreciate the beautiful gift God has given us and truly find a way to show how thankful we are for the gift of love.


Anonymous said...

Wait until you see the heart garlands that Jana and I made for Lydia's Valentine Party. I think she's going to love them!! I saw a picture of the idea online, and then your blog entry inspired me to go ahead and try making them. I love you! Love, Mom

Angie said...

I love you Grace!!!! lol You and I are soooooo alike it's crazy! I am going ALL out for Valentines day! I totally agree with you too.....I LOVE it!!!