School February 15th, 2012
Usually, I’m prone to think that PDC (public display of cheesiness) is the worst and makes my insides curl up into a little ball and wish oh wish that people would just save it for their alone time. But…it’s valentine’s day, y’all! And today I am very thankful for L O V E in all of it’s glory and I allow all the PDC that comes my way.
I am so thankful for all the love in my life and the different ways it pops up. Some people wonder why we even have valentines day at all, and I used to be one of them, but we were talking it over tonight and we realized…although ideally, we would show our love every day of the year, we’re a fallen people, and it’s nice to have a day set aside that is dedicated to love. Celebrating love. It’s why we set aside a day to give thanks, to celebrate the birth of Christ, to honour our Mothers, our Fathers, our Presidents (??). I for one am glad to have a day where everyone brings out their A game and steps up the roh-mahnce a little.
I liked seeing an elderly man hand his valentine a flower, and the two of them walk out of the restaurant holding hands. I liked seeing Bonnie with her bouquet from Pastor Anthony. I like seeing the couples in my life express love they have for each other…some spend all day making cookies for their husbands, some leave cute notes on their walls, some take their wives out for a special treat. It is simply lovely, there’s no other word. I liked seeing families out tonight, expressing their love for each other. I like the flowers on our table, and giving the girls v-day gifts because I love them with every fiber of my being. I like having a reason to dress up, to spend a night with Daniel letting ourselves be cheesy and gooey and icky because its just what the day demands.
So yes, I think this day is important. It’s important to feel loved, and to let the people in your life to know that you love them. To buy them candy, flowers, lipstick, facials, nail polish (obviously all those were for Daniel) or do whatever it takes to let them know, to lay it all on the line and tell them “I am yours and you are mine.” Because people need to know that they are loved, because we need to be an example of the Greatest Love of all…I am His and He is mine.
“This is R E A L L O V E – not that we loved God but that He loved us and sent His Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.” 1 john 4:10
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