Tuesday, February 14, 2012

focused on Glory (Valentines)

Happy Valentines Day!

I really like Valentines Day, even though I'm single. As a matter of fact, I've never understood the disdain held by some of my fellow singles for this sweet day. Some go as far as to proclaim malevolence for the 45th day of each new year.


Yes this is a day of love, but who says it must be a couple-love only? Yes there is a lot of money made by marketing to couples, but I'm not prone to allowing advertising and marketing campaigns dictate my emotions.

One of the sweetest (and sometimes challenging) commands from God is to love one another.Valentines gives us a special day to celebrate those we love, and I love a lot of people.  And shouldn't we celebrate each other? Of course it doesn't have to be only once a year, but it is fun to have a special day. (And any day with extra chocolate is okay with me!)

And speaking of advertising, there is a credit card commercial (here) that I don't care for too much. The message seems to be that marriage isn't ever necessary for couples. That's sad to me because I think strong marriages and families are a necessity to a strong community, nation, and world. That is all the more reason I am so blessed to have parents who have been married for over 45 years. Of course there isn't anything perfect about them or their marriage, but that hasn't stopped their dedication to each other.

 This week's foG picture is of two valentines. I caught them as they returned from their early dinner date. (Daddy and I both look funny without glasses, but his were so dark you couldn't see his eyes.) What cutie pies.

Don't forget to check out Jennifer's blog here. She has had some really good stuff lately. I can't wait to see her next foG post.


mary b said...

I love you sis. You are that rare one in a million sisters who I can always go to when I really need God's perspective on a situation.I can just go to to be there to listen to me,cry with me,laugh with me,spit at me(with food or drink in your mouth..by accident),or just sit by me and do nothing but be there for me. I don't always tell you how much you mean to me. I love you! Happy Valentine's Day!

Jennifer said...

Awww...they are still SO cute! Tell them I said HVD, please. :) So true about celebrating love of all kinds. I had some thoughts about Valentine's Day today that I may have to share on my blog at some point...I'll have to see if I can pull them together. :) LOVE YOU!!!

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