I don't think I've ever had a better Valentinie's Day.
Isn't is great when we have a day that we can say "it's never been better". Nothing magical or romantical about it.
We went to Grace Centers of Hope. The day did not start out as we planned. However, it ended better than we expected. We accomplished more than I think they thought we would, I think that happens everytime we go. And the crazy thing? It never seems like a lot because we love what we do. The kids are amazing and inspiring. After that, Phyllis, Gibby, Kevin, and I went to Olive Garden. It was packed, but well worth the hour wait (I never thought I would find an Olive Garden that I would say that about!). I just remember sitting there thinking "my heart is overflowing with joy".
I think people make a big deal about Valentinie's Day for all the wrong reasons. They have crazy mixed up expectations. It is just like every other day. It is a gift from God to love on each other, and that's what we should do. Valentinie's Day and every other day.
Romans 12:9-11 9Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord