I journaled the following words on February 14, 2009:
“I just got back from babysitting three of my little granddaughters at their house. That way my son and his wife could go out for Valentine’s day. It was fun doing this for them. It was also nice that my son and his wife could go out together, as baby number four is coming on Feb 24. The last years especially my husband and I would often go out to eat on Valentine’s Day, and we would exchange cards. This year there was nothing. I miss that. I gave him a card, but that was it. My husband’s disease has changed so many things in our lives. My Lord expresses His love to me in many ways every day, however. When one has that one has everything.”
Dear Caregiver, do you ever feel the sorrow of things lost? Do you ever miss the way things were in the past with your loved for whom you are caring? Does the approach of holidays such as Valentine’s day make you feel melancholy and sad?
During those moments of sadness remember that the Lord loves you with an infinite love. He in effect is your Divine Valentine. He is sufficient. He alone can give you all that you need. Below is a poem called Your Divine Valentine:
Your Divine Valentine
A Valentine may play a love song for you, but God sings you the sweetest love song in the universe. (Zephaniah 3:17)
A Valentine may give you flowers, but God sent you the most beautiful rose of all, Jesus. (Song of Solomon 2:1)
A Valentine may bring you chocolate, but God provides you with something even sweeter, His Word. (Psalm 119:103)
A Valentine may love you for a lifetime, but God loved you before you were born and will love you for all eternity. (Jeremiah 31:3)
I am praying, dear Christian caregiver that you are blessed by the wonderful love of God this Valentine's Day and always! Be sure to check out the Bible references so you can unwrap evidences of God’s wonderful love for you.