Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day/Sunday Dinner: John 3:16--"So In Love"

We've had a wonderful Valentine's Day weekend and I hope you all have as well. It was so special because it was Daniel's first Valentine's Day at home and he loved every heart-shaped pancake and every silly decoration we have around here. He was so super excited about today that I kept reminding him that this wasn't Christmas (although the stores seem to indicate otherwise). I did have a little bag of goodies for each child and he was so appreciative as always.

The kids spent a long time making Valentine's for each other. I was exiled from the kitchen as the kids worked on their "top secret" creations. Daniel came to my room to tell me I could come back downstairs and said, "I worked the most on your card, Mama. I hope you like it very much." I was just overwhelmed with his love for me (and my love for him) and hugged him right there and with tears said, "Thank you, God, for giving us Daniel!" Oh, I'm still so grateful that he is finally home. I can't imagine life without him.

I have many sweet pics from our day, but the kiddos went to bed before I had a chance to get them approved. (I promised my family that I wouldn't post pics without their permission first.)
But I know Daniel won't mind this one of the two of us with one of his cards to me.

And Ava won't mind this one with me holding a huge heart that all the kids worked on together.

Regarding Sunday dinner, perhaps the world's best love note ever written is:

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16

Dessert for the day is "So In Love" by Jeremy Camp. It's a sweet song that gives thanks and praise to the One who loves us so. If there was a Heavenly Father section at Hallmark, I'd probably purchase a card with these lyrics to give to God.

I wrote a post a few months ago called "Loved to Pieces." For those of you who may not have read it . . . it's a different kind of love story. May it remind you just how much you are loved.

Happy Valentine's Day!


J. L. W. said...

What a sweet post.

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Karen said...

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G-Zell said...

Aww what a great time! These pics are just wonderful.