A Mother’s Valentine!

Ok, Valentines came and went…it was nice, afterall. The memories did not override the day or the moments of it.  One of the things I decided to do is to lavish my co-workers with love….gifts!  It was fun to see their faces when they opened their gift.  They were surprised and appreciative.  That was a gift in it itself!
 
Then one of my single-again friends called and wished me "Happy Single Awareness Day"!  I rolled with laughter, what a profound way of recognizing the day…all week listening to the DJ’s banter about what to give your sweetheart, what not to give your sweetheart, how to give it and what is the most romantic way to give a Valentines, only heightened the question "what about the singles?" 
 
I wasn’t feeling sorry for myself but was feeling something and could not put my finger on it…left out, not really, cuz there were those that wished me "Happy Valentines" and then when I got home, my daughter and her boyfriend had gotten me a vase with a poem on it about "mother" and three flowers: a rose, a tulip and a carnation!  What a sweet way to celebrate.  Being a mom and giving unconditional love to our children. And then they took the time to show me they love and appreciate me! They love me no matter the mistakes, the obsessive-compulisive behavior or the ranting and ravings that come with the motherhood territory.  My two sons, wanted only to sit and talk with me, hug me and tell me they loved me before bedtime. 
I got it, God gave me His Valentine through them and it was romantic…it melted my heart!
 
How silly we are about the state of being we are in, single, we most likely want to be married, if we have brown hair, we want to be a red head and if we have a small house, we want a big house…and so it goes, the heart of discontent.  God make my heart to be content in you! 
 
"Charity suffereth long, and is kind"
1 Corinthians 13:4
 
Grace to you all!
Shell
 
P.S. I have brownish/blondish hair and I like it, I have a medium sized apartment and I like it…so I guess I two out of three isn’t bad, hey?    

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