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.


  1. You guys are such a handsome/beautiful couple! Great picture. And happy birthday tomorrow:)

    1. Thanks Susan. I hope you have a great weekend!

    2. Hi Jacki! One year I bought a card for my hubby that told a story about St. Valentine. It had something to do with a young blind girl and a flowering almond tree. (We still have the card but I don't want to look for it to get the story straight for sure.) Anyway, all I could find was a flowering almond bush, but I bought it and gave it with the card. My husband loved it and the bush is still alive today!

    3. What a great gift. Thanks for sharing, Regina!



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