Valentine's Day Gifts

Feeling blessed with lots of love. Here are some precious things that I didn't have to spend any money on today...
These two...



Flowers from the hubby, these were delivered on Feruary 13th, which was in his words "intentional because it's Mistress Day!" What? Apparently something he heard on NPR. I'm not sure... 



Sweet cards for the babes



Heart shaped cookies



And more snow... the free gift that keeps on giving... can we return this one, please?



God's Love. My favorite part of Valentine's Day is my memory of February 14th 10 years ago. It was when I decided to give my life to Christ. Up until that point, I had spent my life seeking love and acceptance but in one moment I found it... and I felt rest. Peace. Freedom. As my faith has grown and wanned over the last 10 years, I can honestly say that I believe that Jesus is who He said He was more than ever. And if He is who He said He was, then I believe the things He said are true. And if they are true... well, then that changes everything.

"So if the Son sets you free, then you are free indeed!" John 8:36

When I feel bound up and tied to how I look, what I wear, why my house doesn't look the way I wish it did- I pray for freedom, and I am starting to find it. I am grateful to have rest in my soul, and a way to stop all the pressure for perfection that I tend to place upon my shoulders. God's love has a way of doing that, a way of making everything pale in comparison to knowing Him. It is quite shocking. For most of my life, other things have seemed greater to me than knowing God. There are a lot of wonderful distractions that we can give our lives and our hearts to. But in the end, they might just be distractions and we can miss the One who created all that wonderfulness in the first place. 

But on a less serious note, here is one more Valentine's Day picture... just because it's Friday and Hubby has been gone this week and I have given up.


Happy Valentine's Day to you! But more importantly: TGIF- The hubby returns today!!!

1 comment:

  1. Ally....i miss those bebes!!! they are the cutest. loving the posts. keep them up. we miss you down here. BIG time.

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