Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A little for today and a little for tomorrow

It is with great pleasure that I share this with all of you girls!
Denise over at Samaritan Woman made this for us!!!
How cool is that?
And, how I wish I knew how to do this type of stuff.
But then if we could all do this--we wouldn't have anyone to be impressed with. ;)
I think it is great.......and I am impressed!
So......grab it......and pass it!

Now we all know tomorrow is that day that can drive all of us females crazy.
Yes, it begins with a "V"---which means it can drive us VERY crazy.
And it ends in a "S"--which also means it can lead us to SIN.This year I told Keith that he really did not need to do anything for VALENTINES.
Yes, I meant it.
No fair trapping your man by faining disinterest and then being majorly surprised when you get........ nada!
That leads to a VERY CRAZY-SIN FILLED woman.
And you know we are not pleasant to be around when we have our pout on.
Come on...... admit it---I would imagine all of us have done it.

Although we should be moving on from this form of......manipulation. There I said it.
Pour Man--he has been hit with it from the beginning.
I imagine Eve turning so that Adam could see her best profile--she batted those baby blues and flipped her long blond hair over her shoulder...she knew just what to do before offering him some luscious fruit. And with her bottom lip moistened she said,
"Sweetums, have I got something for you!" And BAM! he was down for the count. has been that way ever since. :)

So what exactly is the purpose of this post?
Oh yeah!
Remember tomorrow is about LOVE!
Yes, it can be about the big "R"---but it must be about LOVE.
So many times the weight of this holiday falls on the husbands shoulders.
Yes, I know we often take care of Christmas--but that doesn't count.
Lets see if we can do a little load bearing ourselves.
That gives a whole to new meaning to bearing one another's burdens doesn't it? :)
Let's show our husbands how much we love and appreciate them. The way you choose to do this will of course be up to you and what you think your husband would like. But lets let it be a sacrifice that will be a sweet smell before the Lord. In other words--let's not let our actions be put on. Or to make them feel guilty for not being creative or romantic.
I know sometimes the romance is just not there.
That is something that our single friends probably have rose colored glasses about.
Romance takes WORK!
But when it works--boy is it worth it! on your man tomorrow. You don't need a lot of money to do that.
And, you can make it a family evening if you can not go out. When the kids were small and we did not have a lot of money- I would set the table with the nice dishes and some candles.
And we would have a romantic dinner--all four of us. It is a good time to teach some social skills.

And then sometimes I would make chocolate covered strawberries
for us to take to our room for dessert. They are very easy to do.
Remember............God promises that what you will reap.
Sometimes the planting is tough work------but when the harvest comes in....It will be worth it!


And for you ladies who God is telling to remain single for the moment....

Tomorrow is about LOVE.
You are loved. Look around you and remember to thank God for the place He has you and the people He has put in your life to love you while you are there.
Maybe you too can spend tomorrow showing love to those who love you.
Remember you can show them by sending them an email card.

Let's keep very busy tomorrow!


Regina said...

Spread the love 365 days a year!

Nicki said...

I've finally tagged YOU for something!! =)

Melanie said...

What a great post. I know Rich loves me because of how treats me all year- not just on Feb 14th. You've inspired me to work on showing him how much I love him, rather than sit around waiting to see what he has planned for me.

MelanieJoy said...

I'm sooooo sorry I lost track of the 20 min. ;) We'll have to set a timer next time hahaha!!
I totally agree with you that marriage must (I say must because I'm single) take a lot of work. I see that fact all around me. You're right too that it must be a lot of pressure for the guys.
Happy V-day...

Denise said...

Amen, I cannot wait till tomorrow. Eddie is going to be made to feel like a king. I love you my friend.

luvmy4sons said...

Amen! Oh yeah. Love on your man!

Nise' said...

Today my husband did most of the house cleaning for me and that is better than roses (most days!!).

Cahleen 何凱琳 said...

Wow! You just made me realize that I have been one of those women that acts like I don't want anything, and then feels disappointed when I don't get anything. Stupid, I know. I've realized that Ian really can't read my mind though, and he's the best husband all year round so I shouldn't be upset.

Denise said...

I just love him everyday and he feels no pressure from me...... He is such a gift to me after the years I spent without him...... We are sitting here tonight watching some TV and listening to some preaching and I am blogging off and one...... We just enjoy the silence of each other.... it is such a good thing........