Monday, February 14

A Different Kind of Valentine's

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.

6 comments:

Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips

thanks for this sweet post... i love it! just stumbled across your blog... im celebtrating my first married V-day :)

Hadar said... Best Blogger Tips

Very well written; thanks for the reminder. :)

Hadar

Ruth said... Best Blogger Tips

I read Sarah's blog too. I teared up but wouldn't let myself cry since I read it at work. I am single and can count on one hand how many times I had a guy in my life. I don't find it a huge deal but I make sure to tell those I love that I do today because to me that is just as important.
Happy Heart Day!!!

Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips

I read her blog for hours last night after reading your post. I sobbed my eyes out. I don't understand why I cry like that for someone who is ready to go see Jesus and be in a restored body and freed from her pain. I guess just the thought of such a precious spirit leaving this world is sad...there aren't many people with inner beauty like hers.

meghan said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my gosh. I just read the last post on her blog, and I started tearing up. I can't imagine being the husband and writing that. Thanks for the reminder. It makes me so thankful to be with the one I love and know that he will be there for me and I for him. :)

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