Happy Happy Valentines Day friends-
I know Valentines day is a commercialized love holiday. I know for some it is something they really look forward to. For others it is a painful day to remind them of their seeming aloneness. I have never really been a valentines day dreader. For one thing I have an amazing dad who makes an incredible valentine. For another God just pours His love on me everyday.. so how can I let one day make me feel alone. I woke up this morning still a single 28 year… with the world seeing me as a girl with no valentine (although I do have my daddy who makes me feel like a princess). Maybe you woke up and felt alone… single alone.. or maybe you are married and woke up feeling alone.. or maybe you woke up excited it was valentines day.. i don’t know. But I woke up.. very excited. The first thing on my mind was my single friends.. i woke up thinking about some precious high school and college age girls that I love and praying for them to feel special this valentines day- praying for different people i knew to feel so looved by Jesus today.. I woke up and had my valentines day coffee with Jesus and read His word. I read Isaiah 43 and how He HAS called me by name.. I AM HIS.. glory.. and so are you . so you should shout glory to! Then the Lord laid several people on my heart to make their valentines day special.. and it was soo much fun. I got so excited to play “cupid”.. and i felt blessed. Took my precious sister who has been really sick with the flu a red velvet cake milkshake from sonic.. (of course I bought myself one to.. which I ended up sharing with my precious nephews!).. I loved seeing her enjoy as she has been to sick to have an appetite. I loooved sharing it with the boys. Alex got it ALL over everything.. He said Take my pants and my shirt off mommy I want to enjoy this. What a valentines present.. Him in his diaper sticky milkshake all over hugging me and giving me sticky kiss saying– your the best aunt nenn.. (my white shirt.. no longer white.. will always hold memories of red velvet cake milkshake).. then rocking little matthew to sleep watching him smile.. HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO ME.. hung out with the sis and played canasta while the boys slept.. it was a joy. Then went and did a little shopping and then went to my precious friend tj’s house.. she is my hero.. suprised her and her mom with a little valentines day treat.. so much fun.. then suprised my friend with some valentines day treats and some cold medicine from walgreens because she was sick.. it was glorious. But the coolest part of my day was the poem the lord gave me for my single friends this morning. I am not a poet so I know this was from the lord.. i wanted to share it!
Beloved I have already sent you a valentine when I declared that you are mine!
I called you by name.
I looked across the portals of heaven and earth I chose you,
I declared I never wanted you to be the same!
Chocholates and flowers from earthly lovers are nice
But they are simply reflections of me, Jesus,
The one who gave you my life!
So beloved princess of mine,
Do not despair if your earthly prince is not there!
If you feel unchosen, looked over, alone,
This moment remember that I desire to take your hand and twirl you around the room!
I called you by name, your are mine!
I declare you beautiful at this point in time,
you are my divine design!
Look out today I am sending love your way
Check out the sunset, the reflection of my light,
Feel me in the hug of a friend so tight!
Enjoy dining with me, read my word, and feast at a dinner fit for a queen!
You are not forgotten, looked over, or not enough,
You are my precious love
Will you be my valentine?