"…And she smiles at the future." ~Proverbs 31:25

To love and be loved

“Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.” ~Victor Hugo


But another of life’s greatest joys is enjoying the opportunity to convince others how much they are loved. What’s more fun than that?

Our Valentine’s Day started with a fun breakfast date. We tried to commemorate it with a picture, but self portraits with a phone can be tricky. Here’s the best one we got. (I love it.)

Afterward we headed to the hospital to check on a sweet friend, and then the kids and I got to work on our Valentine’s Day surprises for my mom. Our kids have the best grandma in the world, and she deserves to be spoiled on a day that’s all about showing love.

She loves peanut m&m’s, so we made her a giant cookie with a big m&m heart, which looked great until they started melting…

Our kids are so blessed!

After our co-op we enjoyed a family dinner together, and I have to say I really enjoyed spending the time all together tonight.  I polished off a few more pieces of chocolate from my secret admirer, and enjoyed a quiet night at home with my favorite Valentine. I realized near the end of the day that this was our 25th Valentine’s Day together.

Back to that Victor Hugo quote: “Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.”

Maybe Hugo had it right after all. We read in Romans 8:38-39,  “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,  nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

I hope you enjoyed your Valentine’s Day, however you happened to spend it. And most of all, I hope that all throughout the year, you remember Who loves you most!

Thanks for stopping by!


Comments on: "To love and be loved" (2)

  1. Sweet, sweet pictures! Your mom never changes – she looks wonderful! And your family is just adorable – thanks for sharing these!!

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