Friday, February 12, 2010

An Enduring Love




Traditionally my husband and I do not usually celebrate “Valentine's Day” on the day itself.   love3by lauraann

Too many crowds, too much hype, and so much commercialism. 

However, don't let me convey the message I do not care about receiving flowers, cards, or a great big box of chocolate candy.

I'm not giving that up for sure.  We just choose to celebrate our love in a more peaceful and relaxed way.

IMG_2730 Last night we decided to watch a movie together.  Snuggled up on the couch, a fire burning, two seasoned lovers just enjoying time together.

This coming Sunday will be our 33rd Valentine’s Day celebration together, and I really could never ask for more because God gave me his best for me.

Ladies, my advice to you is to let down your expectations for this day, and just enjoy the one you love.  Give what you desire and watch what God will bring back to you.  IMG_2874

Therefore, today I dedicate this post to the man of my dreams, the father of my five sons, and now grandfather to my three beautiful granddaughters and one future linebacker, Cole Dillon.


Father, how can I thank you for answering my first prayer after salvation to send me a Christian friend?  You gave me more then my heart's desire.  Teach me to be the godly wife and mother you have called me to be.  Be glorified in our marriage, as we become a reflection of you and your bride, the church.  Let our love be lived out loud for all to see.  May you always be pleased with our service to you.  In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

♥Happy Valentine’s Day!♥


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luvmy4sons said...

What a wonderful post. Love in a marriage is so much more than flowers, a card and candy...God is good in how He created marriage. What a fabulous blessing I have had for 26 years! Hope you have a great weekend!

Summer said...

Thanks for visiting the bloggy blog and for your sweet comment! This is such a great post! God is good in how he created marriage and you are sooo right tht love is sooo more than just candy and flowers! "The Hubs" and I always snuggle on the couch and watch a movie on V-Day or actually we will tonight! We rented Couples Retreat and I'm excited to watch it!
Hope you have a Fab V-Day and Happy Friday
Summer :0)

Shana said...

thank you for stopping by my blog... You are very blessed to have such a long and wonderful marriage. My husband and I have been married for 7 years, this is our 8th Valentine's Day together and we look forward to MANY more... marriages like yours are an inspiration. Happy Valentine's day!

Anonymous said...

That so encouraged me, but then again your marriage always does!

I am so blessed that Jason grew up with such a great example of what a Godly marriage looks like. You, two, are still very much in love, and that gives us so much hope for our future.

We love you. Looking forward to lots of visits next week! =)

Love ya,

Tracy said...

Beautiful post from a beautiful couple. I'm completely with you on celebrating quietly without all the hype and hoopla. This Valentine's day is #27 for my hubby and I. What incredibly blessed women we are! = )

Anonymous said...

The Lord has definitely blessed you with that man of yours!
Praying in Seattle!
II Samuel 22:2-3 And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.
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Runner Mom said...

Beautiful, sweet Susan!! I love the prayer that you shared. I pray that Craig and I will both continue to grow and glorify HIM in our marriage as well. Y'all have a wonderful Valentine's Day!!
Love you!

Anonymous said...

The Lord is there with you, whatever you have to face! Praying!
II Samuel 22:29-33 For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness. For by thee I have run through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall. As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him. For who is God, save the LORD? and who is a rock, save our God? God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.
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Anonymous said...

Know that you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers!
Psalm 9:9-10 The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
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A Joyful Chaos said...

What a sweet post! thanks for sharing.

LisaShaw said...

Beautiful and well said! Thanks for sharing with us...I'm grateful for the LORD's enduring love of us.

I love you dear sister.

Teresa @ ♥ TOO MANY HEARTBEATS ♥ said...

What a beautiful post! I have such an amazing husband and I truly believe the Lord created him just for me. I don't know what I would do without him. We will celebrate 20 years in September and I could not be happier!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you'll come back again soon!

Have a fabulous week!


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