I’ll admit it. I am one of those sappy girls. I grew up reading romance novels and Christian Historical Romance is still my favorite genre. I love a good love story.
As you might expect, I love Valentine’s Day. It’s not about the gifts or a fancy date (we sometimes don’t have either), but there is just something heartwarming to me about a day set aside just for that mushy, gushy stuff.
But, there is one teeny, tiny problem with a day set aside just to celebrate love.
For me it’s kind of like Christmas. I love that there is a day set aside to celebrate the birth of our savior. But if we only celebrate Jesus and His birth that one day, we’re doing it wrong.
The same is true for Valentine’s Day. I love that there is a day set aside that we celebrate love, but if I’m only showing my love to my husband on that day, I’m doing it wrong.
I read a post recently about a couple who boycott Valentine’s Day. Now, being that I love Valentine’s Day, I don’t think that’s necessary. We don’t need to boycott the day that has become a celebration of romantic love.
Maybe a better way would be to live it all year long.
When I think about celebrating Valentine’s Day, I don’t necessarily think about fancy dinners and expensive gifts. I think about showing an active love. Being just a little bit more thoughtful, appreciative, and kind to our spouses on that special day. So, here’s an idea…let’s pretend every day is Valentine’s Day.
What if we took the effort we put into our relationship at Valentine’s Day, and applied it all year long.
Maybe it means that we wake up every morning asking, “What can I do to bless my husband today?”
Maybe it means that I take the time to tell him, “Thank you” for the things he does for our family. Or give him a kiss goodbye as he leaves for work, or greet him with a glad-to-see-you smile when he comes home from work at night.
Maybe it means leaving him little love notes to find in his car or throughout the house every now and then and not just at Valentine’s Day. In fact, in the resources section of my book, I include a list of 101 little things that we can do to bless our husbands.
But at the end of the day, the specifics aren’t very important. What is important is that we make our husbands feel loved and appreciated–every day, and that we recognize it shouldn’t be confined to special occasions.
We need to be intentional in loving our husbands, moms. What are some of the ways you intentionally love your husband?