Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day

It was 15 years ago today, that my newly-wedded husband said to me that he thought we should accept the jobs we'd been offered to serve in Singapore. I was hosting a Valentine's couples party that night, and I'm not sure I said a word all evening. I remember that as I anticipated telling our parents we were leaving that I did not sleep a wink that Valentine's night. But when he turned to me that day and said, "Will you go with me?" I replied, "I'll go. I'm going wherever you are going." And I don't regret it. 

Today is a snowy day, and frankly, it's a hard day. My heart is heavy with a situation I can't discuss on a public blog. But I'd rather be here, married to this man that I love so much, than with any other man, even living in a condo in the Bahamas with fresh juice poured for me and servants waving palm branches over me.

Happy Valentine's Day to you all! 

When the darkness closes in, Lord, still I will say, "Blessed be the name of the Lord."


Tara G. said...

Praying for you! We should skype sometime!!

Angie said...

Prayers coming your way!!!
Happy Valentines Day :)

Anonymous said...

Part of our wedding vows that I personally had added at the end was from Ruth 1:16-17:

"And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:

"Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me."

That was what I said to my husband in front of God and everyone, the day I married him and that was a promise I have kept and intend to keep until we are parted by death.

Today is the day to remember our sweethearts and the joy God sent into my life when He gave me my husband. David called me on his way to work this morning because he wanted me to know after 28 years, he would still do it all over again.

I have cried for the last week because of the blessing of Valentine's Day this year. Each of my kids remembering me in very special ways of their own design, and very unexpected. Then David's wonderful self. He never lets a holiday or birthday go by without some unorthodox, but sincere, display of his love for me. (I should tell you about the Get Well card I got for my birthday one year. :)

So today I am remembering all of God's blessings, my home and the love of my family.

Sara, there is nothing I could say to you about trusting God that you don't already know . . . But can remind you that He does not fail to come to the aid of His children. He doesn't always do it the way we think it should be done . . . In fact, I've never seen Him do it the way I thought, but He always answers and lifts us out of our troubles/situations.

God bless you.


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