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!