God has certainly had my heart focused on Lent but I do LOVE Valentine’s Day. I know it is hard for some. It has been hard for me in the past too. Maybe you don’t have a Valentine as the world defines the term but know you are deeply loved.
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39
I have been blessed by love in my life and I can’t help but celebrate it. I am loved as a daughter. I am loved as a sister. I am loved as a friend. I am loved as a wife. I am loved as a mother.
So much love, but it is my “Valentine” in the true sense of the word that I am thinking of today.
We were married on a cold and snowy January day, seventeen years ago.
Surrounded by the people that we love the most.
In the presence of our Lord and Savior.
On that day, we stepped out into the world together.
As Husband and Wife. For Better or Worse. My forever Valentine.
Oooh and there was cake. I’m sorry, I have mentioned before that I am not the most romantic person. The mushy stuff is not so easy for me and that was all I had so naturally, I turned to cake.
How about this, love is life and life is always better with cake. Sorry.
A quick side note on cake: If you are in the market for cake, in the Spokane, Washington area, you must check out Just American Desserts and let them make you your very own cake to die for. If you don’t live in Spokane, you may want to plan a trip there, just for the cake.
Someday, I may tell you about how I ate the entire wedding cake-top, meant to be shared on our first anniversary, ALL-BY-MYSELF. The WHOLE thing. Just me. Alone.
But for now, I just want to wish my sweet husband a Happy Valentine’s Day!
He still loves me. Even after I ate all of the cake.
I have embellished all of the photos on this post with overlays but all original photography was done by Kim Price, Spokane Washington.