This past weekend was all about LOVE - that wonderful, powerful, scary, thrilling, mushy emotion that gushes from our hearts. Of course, when one thinks of Valentine's Day, they think of romantic love. Hubby and I don't need a special day to celebrate our love, for it is there EVERY DAY, but we did observe the holiday modestly and sweetly. He is the love of my life, and not a day goes by that we don't tell each other we love each other.
But I celebrated other kinds of love this past weekend as well. Friday the 13th was Tango's first birthday! My sweet little black puppy has grown into a big, fluffy, goofball of a dog, and I love him so much! I truly believe pets are members of the family. Last year I grieved so when we lost our beloved Misty, and I still miss her. Tango and Jax are my furry babies - they love me unconditionally, and they bring such joy to my life.
Friday night D... and I enjoyed a much-needed Girls' Night Out! There is nothing like the love of a true friend. D... means so much to me. She loves me unconditionally, too (crazy girl!) and I can always count on her if I need anything. I don't have a sister, but D... is the closest thing I've got. I love her.
Saturday D... and I got to do something really special - meet some blogging friends IN REAL LIFE! We met up with Diana (forgetfulone) and Kris (It's My Life) and had the BEST time talking and laughing....it was like we had known each other forever! New friends are so fun - I love them already! I hope we can all get together again soon!
Saturday evening, instead of spending the holiday out with the crowds and the traffic and the packed restaurants, Hubby and the kids and I had a delicious dinner with Bubba's Mom and Dad at their house. We had shrimp cocktails, delicious filet mignons grilled by Bubba's Dad, salad, and baked potatoes. Little Son baked a Valentine cake - white chocolate, frosted with strawberry frosting and garnished with fresh strawberries and white chocolate curls. It was deee-licious! We enjoyed just being together, eating, talking, laughing, and playing Apples to Apples. The love of my family is like a big quilt that warms my soul. I am blessed with wonderful children who enjoy family time, and with parents that we are close to. We do so much with my mom and dad and their love and support in my life is beyond measure. I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than being surrounded with the people I love the most!
Sunday morning we went to church, and I worshipped the God I love. What's even more awesome? He loves me more than I can even comprehend. He is always with me, guiding me and protecting me, even when I can't always feel Him there. He walks with me, and sometimes He has to carry me. I will spend eternity with Him. God IS love.
As I continue in my 4:12 Life, I am more and more in love with God. His Word speaks directly to my heart if I will only open up and let it. This week I am learning how to be Moses, and I believe I may have found my burning bush. More on that later.
I hope that all of you had a wonderful weekend, surrounded with love, whether it be love from a sweetheart, from a pet, from your family, from your friends, or from your Heavenly Father. I love you all for reading my blog and leaving me your comments - it means so much to me, and with each one, my heart swells. Thank you!
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