Yesterday, as you may or may not care was Valentine’s Day. February 14th, 2023 marked two years from the day my husband proposed to me at a local park.
Do you even celebrate this “holiday” in other countries?
Many Americans refer to it as “Single Awareness Day.” The reason my husband chose this day to propose was because he was keenly aware that prior to that particular Valentine’s Day I had never been recognized as anyone’s Valentine.
Don’t get me wrong. This isn’t a self-pity party, by any means. I still agree with my former husband of close to 30 years that V-Day is an overrated, highly commercialized marketing racket to sell flowers, cards, chocolates, balloons, oversized teddy bears, fancy dinners out, etc.
But in the power of NOW my husband has given it new personalized meaning and started a new tradition for US.
His hope is for us to meet up at the same secluded watery spot under the trees at sunset where he first proposed on bended knee; with a similar proposal speech as the one in the movie “The Runaway Bride.”
This screenshot below was the proposal.
And it made me feel like Ariel, The Little Mermaid 🧜♀️ in the famous “Kiss the Girl” scene.
Because dreams really do come true.
When we surrender to God’s Higher Ways, as Sarah Reeves sings about in “Details.”
However, yesterday our plan ended up with a Bakers picnic 🧺 in my car because it was cold and raining… and my poor husband was on his dual purpose KTM in the rain because his car is currently in the autobody shop being repaired.
And there was no sunset like the one above in sight for us to enjoy last night.
It was still a special intimate moment being huddled up and cozy, sheltered from the rain ☔️ enjoying warm coffee ☕️ and each other’s company.
On an unrelated note, how many people “liked” my photograph on social media of fresh strawberries 🍓 without taking the time to read the violent brutality of the verse contained within it?
Not only have my husband and I been reading 📖 through Joshua every night recently as part of our Genesis to Revelation readings… But also I read this story with you on
one of the Spiritual Warfare days of Captivating @ the Grateful Gwen Channel (Don’t recall exactly which day it was to be honest.)
And speaking of Spiritual Warfare, I am in the midst of it at this precise moment. The more bold I am with proclaiming my faith, the more intensely the evil one attempts to shut me down.
Presenting me with spiritual attacks of temptation reminding me of the 40 days in the wilderness where Jesus quotes scriptures when tempted with this scenario: Matthew 4:1-11
So I’m pressing pause on the evangelical YouTube videos for a bit. Looking forward to shining this little light of mine in a different way through this next series of 100 Days:
“Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff”
by author Richard Carlson.
Hope to see you there! :)
Did this 40 Day Social Media Fast last summer… And now we’re about to complete The 40 Day Sugar Fast in the next couple days.
Both were quite eye-opening and spiritually transformative. I had made the decision to continue fasting from Social Media on Sundays and now the author suggests continuing with fasting until noon on Weekdays. Not sure if I will follow that suggestion or not. Also, I am letting go of my need to fast from social media on the Sabbath moving forward as well. Social Media no longer has a stronghold on my life. It does not carry the same weight of importance it once did for me. Followers come and go, Spam DMs get immediately blocked, likes and subscribers are welcomed but not required for my happiness. Social Media is now in its proper place for me.
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