The blessed, joyous day of Valentine has already come and gone. I’m sure many of you are beyond happy to have it over with. OR, you might wish every day was Valentines…
I’m not sure where we fit on that spectrum.
But regardless of our “love” for the holiday, we have some fun photos to share from it!
First of all though, let’s just get this out of the way – Valentines Day is a weird holiday.
Everything is all pink and red.
Crappy chocolate boxes are overpriced and overstocked in every store.
Roses fill floral sections.
Fat, baby cupids are on display.
And EVERYONE feels “valentine” pressure…
Single people feel pressure to have a “valentine”, or go on a date, or get some cheap chocolates, or secret-admirer-flowers.
And married people still feel pressure to make Valentines Day super extraordinary and give lots of crazy gifts and be over-the-top romantic.
Most of the time, we end the day feeling either disappointed or disillusioned about what we were “celebrating”.
I could rant for awhile on this. But here are my main thoughts:
#1. I think it’s very important to show how much you love the one you love… but you should be doing that every day… not just on Valentines. Nothing wrong with having a special day allotted… but it shouldn’t be the only day.
#2. Being single on Valentines day (let alone, being single in general) is not a curse and has no reflection on your value. You are already dearly loved by the Creator of all creation. So, if you’re feeling unloved or unwanted, receiving a dinky box of chocolates from someone is definitely not going to convince you that you are valuable. Only God can do that.
And with all that being said, it was still interesting to navigate Valentines Day as a married couple! We had a great day though. Luke made me breakfast (yum!), I made cheesy heart decorations, he brought me flowers (sunflowers, praise God! I could go my whole life without getting roses and be perfectly content), chocolates (dark chocolate peanut butter cups from TJs. Not crappy chocolate! Hallelujah!), and then we drove up South Mountain to see the city and sunset (very lovely and very packed full of other gushy couples who had the same idea). We ended the night with me making a special dinner (soon to be in an “Uhm, Yum” post).
Overall, very great. 🙂