Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Happy Valentine’s Day

"If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing."

- 1 Corinthians 13:2

Ah, love is in the air on Valentine's Day! Now just who gets the credit for this "lovely" day? Was it St. Valentine who still married young lovers even when Emperor Claudius banned young men from marriage? Do we follow more of the Romans in their lottery P1010894system of love where on a special day in February, women would put their names into an urn and the men of the city would draw for their "love match". Was the first Valentine card from Valentine while he was in prison? Either  way, we know that the earliest actual Valentine's day card that we have is from 1840, but people were sending love letters much earlier during the Middle Ages. No matter what, the scripture says that without love, we are nothing. Love forgives, keeps no record of wrongs, encourages, inspires....If you don't believe that, George Strait even wrote a song about it.P1010895Valentine's day was even more exciting with Michael this year. We bought his first Valentine's cards for his class. They were from Toy Story and had Woody and Buzz P1010890Lightyear on them. He had to take them to school so that his "classmates" could exchange cards and put them in the bags the teachers had for them. I remember decorating (actually my mom decorated them) shoe boxes and taking them to school for Valentine's day. Michael had the cutest  little "Love Monkey" shirt that Nana and PawPaw bought him for his first Valentine's day. So cute!! It was fun to see all the sweet cards and goodies that the babies(parents)shared with each other. Soon, they will be big enough for a real Valentine's  party.

Our Valentine's day consisted of laying around and playing with Michael. We didn't make it to church because on Saturday, Michael started throwing up. It is so sad to see a 7 1/2 month old throw up. But either way, he was feeling better on Sunday and P1010891enjoyed having the two of us together. He of course got to watch Mommy and Daddy eat a yummy breakfast and dinner but he doesn't know what he is missing (yet). So low key day, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I got to rest and enjoy time with my boys, my heart is full.

No matter who gets the credit for this special day, enjoy your loved ones and remember that you don't have to wait until February 14th to share your love with others; love is still special any time of year and it doesn't mean anything unless you share it!P1010897P1010902 P1010898

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh! How precious!! I swear he is a heart breaker! (at least that adorable nose is breaking MY heart).

    What a great VDay love!