Valentine’s Day is in a few days. Do you have something special planned for Tuesday evening? Have you planned something together to make the day memorable or do you have a surprise up your sleeve? Regardless of your plans, we all have at least one person in our lives we can choose to dote on for one day. Who in your life will be blessed to receive a little of your love this year?
My honey is not a romantic and doesn’t believe in waiting for a holiday to express his love. I might get a message or treat for no apparent reason during the week or if he really wants to butter me up, a note on the chalkboard near the door to say he loves me. These are priceless gifts to me and don’t cost a penny. I love to leave him notes and wish I could spend an outrageous amount of money on a card to express my love on holidays BUT he doesn’t like cards or the “waste” of money to purchase them.
I don’t need roses on because they die. I don’t want chocolate because I’m trying to eat healthier and when it comes to chocolate…I’m weak. I love the idea of spending an evening at dinner with my sweetheart yet we know our finances and the inflated cost to “celebrate” our love on Valentine’s Day is silly to us. We went to the high school basketball game last night for date night and had a blast. It cost less than $15 and we had a ton of fun. This evening we will join our friends for a “Friends and Sweetheart” dinner at church. GIIC is the entertainment with door prizes and possibly some Pictionary too. I can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday night and cross it off to meet societies need to do something for the holiday.
Ed and I have fun on date nights and probably don’t take enough of them yet at this point in the game; we’re taking care of the necessities and the items that fall above the line. I’m thankful we are both only looking at each other and have God at the center of our relationship.
So my challenge to you is this – is God at the center of your relationship or meeting the expectations of the world? Don’t get me wrong. I’m not putting down those who celebrate and whoop it up on the holidays. If the Lord has blessed you with extras to buy or receive a dozen roses, this is wonderful BUT if you have to put them on your credit card – is it truly a necessity? Some people want to be spoiled and doted on; especially on Valentine’s Day by their honey but me…I would love a new hand mixer.
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323