V-A-L-E-N-T-I-N-E. That holds special significance to my wife and me. Monday, we went on our special Valentine’s date to celebrate 36 Valentine’s Days together! Because marriage matters, each day is an opportunity to grow your relationship. As I’ve said so many times in the past, it’s the little things that add up to a big marriage! Valentine’s Day is not a make-up day for a sad, little marriage. It’s just one more day to make special and enjoy the gift of marriage!
So, while seated in the corner of the restaurant, by the window, all alone, Denise started V-A-L-E-N-T-I-N-E. She took each letter and used it as an acrostic for why she loves me, using one word for each letter of the word valentine. Wow! Then I did the same with her. Wow, again! As we looked into each other’s eyes, at times it was a smile and then tears. We reminisced, became nostalgic, and were removed from all other distractions. Oh, the meal was delicious, but my memory from our dinner will be this special moment together.
Sometime this week, on your Valentine date or after the kids have gone to bed or whenever you are able to do so, look each other in the eye, hold hands, and share V-A-L-E-N-T-I-N-E. Why? Because marriage matters to God (Ephesians 5:18-33).
For some additional thoughts, check out my wife’s blog post: Improve Your Marriage Today