Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Will You Be My Valentine?

As a single woman, it could be easy to feel overwhelmed by the rush of pink, red, flowers, and chocolates during this special time of year. As many of my readers know, I am a hopeless romantic. And, I would be lying if I said that I don't occasionally wish for a surprise Knight in Shining Armor to appear on my doorstep on Valentine's Day. Thankfully, I have also been blessed with a sense of reality. Therefore, I let my dreams exist while going about Valentine's Day with as much joy as I do any other day.

I am blessed to spend this Valentine's Day with my 20 first grade "sweethearts" who adore me. They will each bring me a flower (not much of a surprise, I know), so that by the end of the day I have an incredible bouquet to enjoy. We will talk about what it means to fall in love, how their parents chose to get married, and how old we should be when we get married. And, I will take notes of all this first grade "wisdom" in order to share it with you. And, of course, there will be a party. There will be games, food, and the infamous Valentines cards. Everyone will be hyper, but everyone will leave with a smile on their face. It will be a day of enjoying the love that little people have to share.

After school, I will be eating dinner with three of my favorite people in the whole world: Raemey, Ryleigh, and Caysson (4, 3, and 4 months respectively). Raemey and Ryleigh were beside-themselves-excited on Sunday to learn that we would get to have Valentine's Day dinner together!!! There is absolutely nothing like the love of a child.

All of that to say...many singles will approach tomorrow with a groan and a burden that seems to heavy to bear. While I pray that a Prince Charming is awaiting somewhere in my lifetime, I am thankful that God has provided His love for us in so many other ways. God bless you this Valentine's Day. May He surround you with the love of many.

"God is love"
1 John 4:4