Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day

Sickness for both of us may mean signs of stress. Finally after my coaxing him all week, February 13th my husband went to the doctor. He has Shingles. This morning, Valentine's Day, I woke up with a runny cold.

This evening we were expecting to go to a church Valentine's party--I had been looking forward to this all week. Yet I knew that my husband might expose children to Chicken Pox if we were with others and we were both miserable--he with Shingles and me with my new cold. No one needs Chicken Pox and no one needs a cold.

Every morning I listen on my iPod to The Daily Audio Bible, going through the whole Bible for my second year. This morning Byron read from Psalm 34:17-19 , 22.

When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears,
and delivers them out of all their troubles.
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted,
and saves the crushed in spirit.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous;
but the LORD delivers him out of them all . . .
The LORD redeems the life of his servants;
none of those who take refuge in Him with be condemned.

This Scripture has been with me all day.

Since I was too miserable with the cold I didn't run around doing things-- I just watched DVDs with my husband. Togetherness. We all need that. The DVD "Fireproof" came in the mail today. "Fireproof" made us both cry. What a great date movie!

His Valentine Card to me says:

I am truly a lucky man
to have your trust,
your friendship, and your love.
I know it takes some work
and compromise
to make a marriage last,
and yet I still feel incredibly lucky
to have found someone
who I can love more each day,
who I keep falling in love with
over and over
as our partnership deepens
through the years.
The world may change around us,
but that doesn't worry me,
because I married
the love of my life--
and that makes me
the luckiest man alive.
And how lucky I am! In "Fireproof" the wife doesn't trust her husband or even love him at the beginning. The husband wins her back with the LORD's love for her. I am so blessed to have the refuge of the Lord and the love of my husband.
He went to bed early now and I am waiting up to give him his Shingles pill at the appropriate hour. I just thought I would post and talk about this special day that turned out differently but perfectly.
I cherish these moments. Thank you, Lord!


  1. So Sorry about you both being unwell. I am sure you chose what was best for you both today. We had a good time at the Valentine Buffet and arrived home late. We missed sharing the afternoon/evening with you. Get well soon.

  2. I reflected on the last three years and the LORD's faithfulness to us since you, Sandy, commented here and I wrote this blog. Things looked so dismal then and I have learned to trust the LORD in new ways.