Revisiting Valentine’s Day

I am late for Valentine’s again; however, I wanted to revisit a post from two years ago. While it is not one of the more upbeat posts I have written, it is definitely one where I portray the raw truth that is or was my life.This year we went out for fish and chips on Valentine’s Day and just enjoyed each other’s company. We could do that any day and I think, for us, that is the point!

A Belated Valentine Thought

My hubby and I are not big on Valentine’s Day.

Don’t get me wrong – there is a lot of romance in our marriage, but maybe that is why the day doesn’t have as much importance in our lives. We celebrate our love every day of the year. It certainly wasn’t always that way, in fact of our many years of marriage, I would say only the last few have been truly happy.

Much of the problem centered around my illnesses and his not being able to understand where my behavior was coming from. He couldn’t see that it wasn’t really directed at him and certainly wasn’t on purpose or in my control. Now that I am able to love myself, I am able to both show him love and accept it in return.

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8 Replies to “Revisiting Valentine’s Day”

  1. Fabulous post Lydia. Your strength which I know comes from your faith is really inspiring. I’m so glad things are rosy (not real roses obviously as you’re allergic lol) in your marriage now. We grow stronger for these tests don’t we?!

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    1. Thanks, Anita. My family saw my illness as weakness and my faith as “charity”. I have been able to rise above that to find strength and truth. I live for the challenges because I know that God isn’t finished with me yet!


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