Status Updates

My life is so cool - aren't you jealous?

I did it, too. I’m guilty.


Even though all of the Valentine’s Day status updates on Facebook all day have made me want to hurl, about an hour ago I submitted my own.


For some reason I felt justified in telling my social media friends we had pizza for dinner. And my husband bought me three beautiful, sweet-smelling red roses. The combination made me happy.


Across the world wide web, people are posting photos of their romantic evenings, singles are complaining about a Hallmark holiday, and the disturbed are inventing significant others to brag about publicly.


All because of a silly holiday.


I’ve been there. Many years in a row I would consider Valentine’s Day, hope for someone to share it with, and be disappointed and lonely at the end. Then there were the Valentine’s Days where I was in a relationship and had a date – but the evening still continued to fall just short of expectations.


Now I’m in a season of life where a man who helps me with the kids when I’m sick, brings home pizza so I don’t have to cook, and sits with me on the sofa while I bark like a seal with coughing, seems like more romance than I can handle!


I’ve gotten so boring.


My Valentine’s wish for you? That you have a moment of understanding true love. Not love as Hallmark or the world defines it, but love as it affects you in a personal way. I pray you have at least one true friend to help you stave off loneliness and your laughter is a breath away.


And, for your own sanity, maybe stay away from Facebook tonight. It’s getting vicious out there!

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3 thoughts on “Status Updates

  • February 15, 2012 at 11:08 am

    It is wonderful to have someone define true love the same way I do! My dearest husband worked a grueling day digging in the dirt for 8 hours, then brought home pizza so I wouldn’t have to cook, and a small box of chocolates (he knew I would appreciate just a small box as I will eat the entire thing probably in one sitting). After we fed the kids he gave them baths & got them into jammies. I am so blessed I could cry!! My hope is for more posts like these on Facebook.

  • February 16, 2012 at 6:43 am

    My husband is my perfect valentine, he doesn’t make a big deal about it at all but does acknowledge it in the sweetest nonchalant way. The evening before he bought me roses and a book while we were grocery shopping it was so perfect the look on his face when he picked them both out for me. I picked up a video game and card for him on tuesday while he was working late and he was just so excited after a long day of school and evening of work that we could sit on the couch together and relax together.

  • February 22, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Sad, but true… I found myself scrubbing the grout on our kitchen tiles that evening. It was nice to atleast be able to smell the fragrant flowers my husband brought me. That’s what happens after four kids- watch out!


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