|My Valentine's Day Stash|
It's Valentine's Day. I love Valentine's Day.
The first reason is it's just a few days before my birthday. That always made me love it as a kid because it was practically birthday eve.
Secondly, I love chocolate.
Third, I love the story of St. Valentine. Do you know it? You should. Yes, modern day Valentine's is silly and crass in the way most people celebrate it. But St. Valentine was pretty inspiring. The crazy ruler had issued a decree that soldiers couldn't marry so they couldn't be distracted from warring and St. Valentine obeyed God's command to uphold the sanctity of marriage and married couples anyway. He was killed for it, and is a martyr.
So really, Valentine's Day is about marriage and God's love. Not so much for dating couples and fornication.
Next year I'll get to spend my first married Valentine's, yay!
I'm thankful this year is Ryan and my first Valentine's in person. I made him eggs and got him mango juice and a candy bar. He got me candy too. That was pretty much it since he works nights.
My Valentine's day tradition is to eat chocolate and watch chick flicks. Unfortunately, chick flicks seem to be rare commodities, so I'm trying to see what I can come up with now that Ryan's gone to work. I do have chocolate, but the movies I have available are pretty much not romantic or I've seen before. I'm trying to decide my course of action.
However, I'm thankful for options. :)
I'm also thankful for the simple stuff: food in my tummy, roof above my head, etc.
I know that's a really geeky thing to be thankful about, but it makes me feel useful.
Happy Valentine's Day everyone!
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