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For You on Valentine’s Day

by Kelly Crawford
Love, love, love….on this Valentine’s Day…

Love is knowing you’re one piece of cake short and saying that you didn’t want any anyway.

Love is not mentioning to your husband how many times you had to get up with the baby so he could sleep. (Oooohhh, I need to work on that one!)

Love is not answering the phone until you get through reading Winnie the Pooh.

Love is not letting your children eat junk…and sometimes it is.

Love is smiling anyway.

Love is getting discouraged, feeling overwhelmed, crying, then waking up to try again.

Love is placing the needs of people around me above my own…even those people I know well.

Love is caring more about your toddler’s feelings than the teapot he just broke.

Love is a God who has given me grace I don’t deserve, and mercy to keep me from what I DO deserve.

Love is laying down your life every day.

To my readers on Valentine’s Day…

“You can never regret any amount of labor you have expended, any sacrifices you have made, any sufferings you have undergone, to train up your children to be with you the heirs of a glorious immortality. O there is enough, abundantly enough, to encourage every parent to unwearied exertions!”

– From The Mother at Home, John Abbot, pg. 121

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Mrs. C February 14, 2008 - 12:45 pm

Great. I’m a crummy person. I can pull this off for maybe two hours a day with a lot of effort. I’m a mess the other 22, God help me.

Word Warrior February 14, 2008 - 1:08 pm

Yes, I must admit, this list came to me as I pondered how unloving I actually am.

Valentine’s Day happens to fall on a very hard week for me this year…I don’t know why, I’ve just struggled with “life” in general for a little while now.

Lately the Lord has revealed to me just how deep my sinfulness is, how completely selfish and depraved I am, and how I am absolutely nothing in myself.

There ya go…true confessions of a blogging mom!

But I know that admission is the first step to recovery 😉

I must come to Him again, even if I just collapse at His feet and cry out for strength…when I am weak, He is strong–Praise God.

Mrs. C February 15, 2008 - 10:57 am


If we confess our sins, he’s faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness… thank God for His unfailing mercy!

Miss Rebekah Ann S. February 18, 2008 - 10:27 am

What a beautiful post! Thank you so much for it! 🙂

I must say it was very convicting-there are many areas of which I still need work on! 🙁

I’m not a mother, wife or homemaker yet, but I have to say that that beautiful quote ministered to me so much! Thank you for sharing it! It strengthened and encouraged me all the more in my convictions, and I’m so looking forward to the wonderful day when I’ll be a wife, mommy and homemaker! 🙂


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