I used to hate this holiday. When we were single, my best friend and I would put ourselves through unreasonable torture by getting all dressed up and going out to a restaurant or coffee shop on V-day.
I guess we were hoping to find the man of our dreams that night...instead, we would end up sitting in a corner sulking over our loneliness and counting how many cute young couples there were in the building.
- This was before we were both married -
This was obviously not taken on Valentine's Day--we look much too happy!
Haha...I'm glad I can laugh about those days now! We both have found the man of our dreams!
Me and my husband at my best friend's wedding
I can finally say that I love this holiday! As much as I love my husband and could never imagine my life without him, there is Someone greater with whom I could not live without. Valentine's Day celebrates love, and what greater love than the love of Christ!?
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8I'm so amazed by the unconditional and sacrificial love of my Father. His love is truly a reason to celebrate!