After having a wonderful weekend, I woke up in a great mood. It's Valentine's Day. I'm married to the love of my life. He gave me a ton of chocolate. How could it get better!?
Then I look at my Blogger Dashboard to see the new posts I haven't read, and I see one that makes my heart stop. I have been following Sarah's blog while she has battled cancer. I've never met her, but I have always admired the way she dealt with this horrible illness. From watching one of her videos, you can instantly tell what an incredible person she is. She is always praising God for the good things in her life, despite what she is going through.
So when I read the post written by her (newlywed) husband saying that she is fading fast and will probably pass soon, I was overwhelmed with sadness. I cried for this person that I've never met.
So on this Valentine's Day, I want to encourage everyone to appreciate today. To all the single girls reading this, I've been single before on V-day and I know how easy it is to be bitter. To the girls who have someone special in their lives, don't take it for granted. You might be thinking, "who is this girl to preach to us?" Well, I am just a girl who was moved by Sarah's perspective on life. She had a terrible thing happen to her, and yet she was glorifying God for all the good He has done in her life.
So today, I know I will be thankful for all of the love in my life. From Doug, from our families, from my friends, from you all...I am extremely thankful.
Happy Valentine's Day, friends.