Thursday, February 13, 2014
Happy Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day is February 14 and my birthday is February 15. I grew up thinking Valentine's Day was my special holiday. This is going to sound corny, but I love Valentine's Day.
One of my favorite stories is that St. Valentine was a priest in Rome in the third century. Emperor Claudius II thought single men made better soldiers than men who were married. So Claudius outlawed marriage for young men. St. Valentine stepped in and began to perform secret marriages for young people in love. He became a martyr because Claudius put him to death when he discovered his secret. St. Valentine died for love.
I think it's great that now we take one day out of our year to let our loved ones know how much we love them.
I hope you all have a lovely Valentine's Day, and I hope you get to spend it with someone you love!
By the way, this is Tim and I in November at a wedding celebration.
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