God’s Beloved (A Valentine’s Day Post)

I am one of those people who appreciates Valentine’s Day and the fact that we honor ALL those we love on this day! But as a single woman, this day is definitely a reminder to me of the fact that I am not married etc yet. However though I know that I am indeed loved and honored by God. I am valuable! I am loved! I am worthy…more precious than silver or gold!

Yesterday afternoon I was out and about doing errands, listening to the radio station K-love when they shared a blog post by Jessica Morris titled “I’m single. Stop Pitying Me on Valentines.” As the dj read portions of the blog post, my heart was full..because Morris’s words spoke straight to my heart.

The end of the article was one of my favorite paragraphs in the whole piece: “I’m single. Not sick, not a problem and not past my prime. So please don’t pity me on Valentine’s Day, because today of all days, I need your help to remember that my value doesn’t rest in a relationship status, in a box of chocolates or in a red rose. It rests in the fact that no matter what lies ahead of me, I am God’s beloved and His plans for me far exceed the feelings of a day.” Read more at http://www.relevantmagazine.com/life/relationships/im-single-stop-pitying-me-valentines-day#LKIzlsvPhUj0Xikx.99

My friends, today if you are married, or divorce or single, know that you are one of God’s beloved and that is enough! Happy Valentine’s Day friends!

For the Love of….

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! Now I realize that tomorrow is about showing love to those you love and I truly support and encourage that. But as a very single 35 year old, V Day has always been such a difficult day for me. It’s like the flowers, and the chocolate etc are just thrown right in front of my face. V Day has become in many ways Single Awareness Day.

I hate to be that way but it is difficult when this day in particular is all about couples etc. I yearn for the day when I will not see V Day as negative but positive for me. I want to be spoiled! I want to share my love with that someone special!

Tomorrow I will choose to focus on the love that I see around me; love that is grounded in Gods love. I will celebrate my friends who are starting families. I will celebrate my classmate and friend as her husband and her gaze into the eyes of their newly born daughter. I will celebrate those relationships around me that make me smile and show me that Gods love is as wide and deep as the ocean.

I will celebrate those in my life who have blessed me! My dear friends you know who you are! And I will continue to nurture and nourish those relationships in Gods love.

I don’t know what my future holds but I trust in God. And most days that is so much easier said than done. But in time I truly believe God will bring that special person in my life. (Who knows maybe that person is already in my life?)

However for now (and I’m sorry to be this way), I find myself being cynical. So to my single friends, Happy Single Awareness Day. Or in other words, Happy Valentines Day!

Valentine’s Day AKA Single Awareness Day

Happy Valentine’s Day…..or for some, Happy Single Awareness Day!

I’ll admit this hasn’t always been my favorite holiday. As a single woman, I find myself reflecting on what I dont have rather than what I do have. But the reality is that I think we need to spend time reflecting on the things we do have. There are so many in my life; family, friends, etc who show me love and shower me with that love each and every day. However that still isnt an easy thing to do when you yearn for something….yearn for a family, husband, children etc. Yet the reality is that I am blessed by wonderful friendships and family. Thank you! (And it will happen for me someday…I will find those things that I yearn for….Ill just have to be patient!)

Today I was reminded of this love when a dear friend from the church I work at surprised me with chocolate and flowers. She was like, “I couldnt think of anyone who deserved chocolate and flowers more than you do.” She totally made my day! Thanks for putting a smile on my face dear friend!