Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Things I'm trying to focus on this Valentine's Day

My kids are older and it's got me thinking.  What do I want to concentrate on Valentine's Day?  I don't hate Valentine's in the least, I just want to concentrate on the good of this day that we have been given.
  • I'm SO thankful for a husband that loves me and treats with me respect.  Something some days that I don't feel like I deserve.  Something that when dating I never actively looked for or even knew that I wanted/needed.  In the beginning of our friendship, I didn't know what to do with such a genuinely sweet guy.  God blessed me through time and patience (mostly on his part!).  But for Roo, it can't come soon enough to start teaching her to actively look for this kind of treatment.  She is too precious not to.  And the same for J-man.  Like his Daddy, I already see such a sweet heart in him.  I pray that he finds and actively searches for a woman that will honor that, take care of, and appreciate his sweet heart.
  • I want to be there for my kids when Valentine's Day comes around and they are heartbroken that they don't have the 'coveted relationship'.  I want to encourage them and support them with the love of Christ.  The one who gave the ultimate sacrifice to show his immense love for us.  And that as long as they know this, and they truly know this, that they won't ever be alone on any day.  And I'm so thankful and honored to tell you that he loves you so much too.  
  • I want to remember that I have only one heart in my one body.  I should honor it and take care of it even if it means working it out really hard.  This brings a whole new meaning to my Insanity workout today!

So just some thoughts.  And so it doesn't seem like we're anti-Valentine's,  Hubby did get me flowers and took Roo shoe shopping for me.  Now that's awesome.  And I'm making Tony Horton's granola for him.  Not much on my part, huh?  I'll do better next year.  (-:
Happy Valentine's Day and I hope this finds you happy and healthy!



7 comments:

  1. I love your message, Kristen. My children are 10 and 14 ~ thanks for the reminder that we need to teach them what to look for in a mate. Like you, I am so lucky to have a husband that treats me with kindness and respect and I know that example is invaluable to our kids. And also to remind them that they are never truly alone!

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    1. Thanks for your sweet comment JoAnne. It's nice to know that someone is out there reading (-:

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  3. It sounds like you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day. It really is the little things that are so important. You're very lucky to have a family that surrounds you with hearts every day.

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    1. Thanks Betsy! I'm thankful for my sweet family.

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  4. This Valentine's day, the hubby and I decided to focus on the children and it was wonderful. I really want to teach them to show them how to love their husband and wives in the future and foster loving relationships. Nice blog!! I am stopping by via Linky and a new fan. www.questofthenocturnalbaker.blogspot.com

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    1. So glad you stopped by Inda! How our Valentine's change, huh?

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