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The day of love is fastly approaching. Turn on the television all you see are flower and jewelry ads. We as women have started drooling and daydreaming of the perfect Valentine’s day. Lists may even be forming in your head as we speak. Sadly once the day arrives and your expectations may very well not be met. You will go around sad and with more than likely hurt feelings. We lose sight of how unimportant the materialistic things really matter.
My husband is a man of very few words. He will not be showering me with gushing words that will make me sigh. He will also not be going out buying me expensive things. Not because he does not feel I deserve them. Instead, he is a very practical man who shows how much he loves me daily not just on one day. He shows this love by providing me with the things I need, by working hard and by being a great father to our children. Jewelry loses its shimmer, flowers wither then die but actions can be remembered and treasured forever.
Day of Love Turned Day of Grrrr……..
I believe more arguments happen on Valentine’s Day than any other day because of unrealistic expectations. Instead of appreciating the small things that mean the most. Jesus didn’t shower us with jewelry to show us that He loves us. Instead, He showed us that He loves us through His actions. Now, this is the example we should what from our man on Valentines Day or any other day for that matter. Love is an action that is shown not bought in a store.
What if we instead of looked for packages we looked for actions?
If only we would take the time this Valentine’s day to truly look at our spouse and all that they do for us all year long. Stop and look at how much they put into our relationships and chose not to see just what marketing companies what us to see.
Things to Remember on this Day of Love:
- Material things do not define your relationship’s status
- Your marriage doesn’t get better with fancy things.
- One day of the year isn’t enough to show your spouse how much you love them.
How about you? Are you going into Valentines Day with realistic expectations? Or are you joining the masses and expecting materialistic items? Make sure instead of expecting something for Valentines Day make sure you are treating your Valentine special not just one day but every day. Not because you want something mind you instead follow Jesus’s example of unconditional love. After all your husband is the leader of your home, provider for your family and the father of your children.
Until Next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him,
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