A Day for Love
February 14, 2011
So, I kissed my boyfriend goodbye today. Then he left to fly out on business for the week. I hope you have enjoyed the "Boyfriend" theme this February.
It's Sunday evening as I write this post. Our Valentine's weekend didn't turn out as planned. Isn't that just like life?
But, it's through my maturity in Christ that when things don't go as "I" planned, I can stand up, take the hand of Jesus and take one more step toward heaven.
I want to tell you that my husband was the best boyfriend ever. He had dinner planned for Saturday night. But it was me who wrecked the plans. I have been terribly sick and just couldn't generate the energy to let my boyfriend take me to dinner.
My daughter said to me Saturday afternoon, "Mom, you NEED to go to dinner with your husband. I would give one of my internal organs to be taken to dinner for Valentine's Day by my boyfriend (which she doesn't have)." *giggle*
.... I love teenagers....
Well, my husband instead held my hand as I coughed, sniffed, blew my nose. I went to bed at 8:30. Yep, a real fun date.
THAT'S what real marriage is all about.
THAT'S romantic love.
THAT'S growing old together.
and THAT is one of the greatest gifts God gives to a man and a woman.
Be blessed, Lynn
At the Cafe today:
Last week my teen daughter and I sat down and watched the movie Valentine’s Day. The gist ~ A Romantic Comedy about flowers, engagement rings, dates with champagne and of course….happily ever after. This was an odd sort of story in that, not all of the couples ended up happy.
When the movie was over, my daughter and I just sat silent on the couch. I turned to her and said, “Sometimes I hate Valentine’s Day.”
She looked at me quizzically.
“For so many women, this holiday, only punctuates the pain that they are unloved, unmarried, unhappy, and forgotten.”
...read more of the story today at The Internet Cafe Devotions, The Marriage Channel.
Dineen and I have to amazing privilege to share our story of God's amazing miracles in our marriage with several Radio stations today. Please hope over to www.winninghimwithoutwords.com to listen in online.
We love you our friends. We are praying your Valentine's Day surprises you.
May you be overwhelmed with tiny love notes from our Savior. Lynn