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Happy Sunday morning ladies! Another week has passed and it will soon be Valentine’s Day – WOW, time needs to stop! Speaking of Love Day, do you ladies go out to eat or do anything “big” for Valentine’s Day? I am curious, Barry and I used to go all out with the holiday and as time went by all that kind of slowed down.

Now, we may or may not give a card to each other, but that’s about it. We don’t celebrate the holiday like we used to by no means. I was in Walmart the other day and I thought I might get him a little surprise this year to show him I was thinking of him…then I thought…nahhhhh….he knows I love him. LOL!!! Just Kidding – I’m getting him something haha!!

That got me to thinking about unconditional love. I have unconditional love for my husband, no matter what…good or bad, rich or poor, sick or healthy, I know I will always love him and he will always be “MY” guy. I can’t imagine living without him by my side. I know without a doubt he will always be there for me, a love that I know is there without him telling me.

Barry and I have seen our fair share of tribulations in our lifetime, from me losing a husband (and more) to him losing a child just a few years ago. And so much more in between..you should go back and read some of my very first blogs in July of last year and see just what we have been through. It’s amazing we are functioning adults and find peace and happiness in our lives and marriage.

Which bring me to the unconditional love the Lord has for us. I have two kids, a son, and a daughter. If one starts straying off course, I am right there watching, intervening in some small way so they see they need to hop back on the right road. How many times has God had to give me a gentle nudge to get back on the right road? And to what depths did the nudge, or push have to go for me to open my eyes? And he nudged me because he loves me!

I look back over my life and I know that I have made some huge mistakes. I also know that it took something really bad happening in my life for me to get down on my knees one night and ask God to take over. I meant that prayer that night when I was 26 years old and I still mean it today. I know bad things happen in life, I know God allows bad things to happen. I also know that I was a hard-headed young adult that needed my foundation rattled to bring me back to what I had been taught as a child.

I was cheated on by my first husband and it literally rocked my world to the very core. I had never felt such hurt or loss since my father died when I was 19. And I had a 2-year old little boy caught in the midst of a divorce. I would lay in bed at night and cry myself to sleep from the hurt and betrayal. At no time did I think, “this hurt is going to lead me to ultimate happiness in life.” But it did!

1 Peter 5:6-7 6) Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7) Cast all your anxiety upon him because he cares for you.

No matter what is going on in your life, there is hope. There is a God that is nudging you or may be pushing you to a point that you will call on him and lean on HIM. Because he loves you! An unconditional love that even a mother cannot fathom. A mother loves and watches over her children and will sacrifice her life to protect her child and yet God’s love for us is so much more than that. I can’t wrap my mind around that type of love.

Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinner, Christ died for us.

If we all would try to strive to love one another like that, what a wonderful world this would be. If we could see past each person’s looks, financial status, degrees, political views, sizes of homes and what types of cars we own and so many other ways people are judged…how much better would the world be for us, our children and grandchildren. Love one another – we are all in “this” together. And always remember that something good can come out of anything. Don’t worry about changing the past, but focus on the possibilities of your future. Even a diamond has to be under an immense amount of pressure before it shines! God bless you all and I pray you have a wonderful Valentine’s WEEK!

Tomorrow I will be styling the cutest new purses that are wildly popular this Spring and tell you where you can get yours! Along with the best maxi dress EVER!! LOL See you tomorrow ladies!! Happy Sunday!

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10 Comments

  • Kelly Palmer

    What a wonderful post! Like you I went through a very difficult marriage and divorce. I had gotten to the point in my life where I also gave it all over to the Lord and asked that if I were to be in a relationship again then he would have to be the one to bring that person to me. Well, He did! He brought me a wonderful loving and Godly man and I thank the Lord for him each and every day! It is amazing what God can and will do for us if we will just get out of our own way and let Him bring the blessings to us. I look forward to your post about the purses and was actually thinking that I wish you would post something about purses. I typically get a new purse maybe 2 or 3 times per year. I see on a lot of fashion blogs where the blogger seems to have a different purse with every outfit and the price of the majority of the purses that they show are very expensive. I am hoping that you can address what a person on a budget can do. Have a great Sunday and Happy Valentine’s week 🙂

    • Beverly

      Oh my gosh. This made me tear up!!! I’m so glad someone can relate!! I have to dedicate my Sunday posts to the Lord. He’s made all this possible!! How can I not??? I’m like you, I’m a thrifty purse shopper. I’m showing one tomorrow, but a few trends that you can get cheap. I have not bought them yet, but I will soon. But that’s a great idea-I love the feedback I get from you girls about what you want to see. Hugs Kelly!!! I’m so glad God blesses you, isn’t He awesome!!!!???? Happy Sunday!

  • Johnna

    This is a timely post for me. I think you read my mind. Thanks for insight and the Bible verses. I needed to read them. 😊

  • Ramona Puckett

    Thank you for your Sunday posts! I ‘ve been through tough times but I know God has me in the palms of His hands and everything is going to be ok! XO

    • Beverly

      Oh yes Ramona!! He certainly does!! All things work for the good of those that love the Lord. Prayers for you -it’s so nice to have praying friends, even when we are world wide !! Hugs!!!! And thank you!!

  • Tammy GRavis

    I loved this blog and glad I checked in to see it. Life is so hard and I don’t care who you are, you’ve most likely had your share of problems. Some days I look back and wonder how I’ve made it this far. I know it’s only by my faith that has gotten me through many times. At this age all I want to do is keep my feet moving and remain in good health. One day at a time and always a two miler to lift my spirits.

  • Sandy

    Beverly I am definitely going to go back and try to read up on your posts since I was just directed to you a couple weeks ago. After reading your post today it makes me feel so guilty that my biggest worry lately is how the body changed after menopause and I’m having a hard time accepting that when you have been through so much worse but handed it over to God and that’s what I need to do. My hubby loves me the way I am and we too do not get each other gifts but he is getting a couple sugar cookies this year that the local boutique was selling. And I can’t wait to see the best maxi dress as I love wearing them in the summer!

    • Beverly

      This is so inspiring to me!!! Plus he’s getting sugar cookies!!! Lol. Isn’t it nice to have that unconditional love from our husbands?? Not all women have that. We are blessed!!

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