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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