The other day, the hubs and I went into town (now that we live out in a rural area, we have to go “into town” to do our shopping – love that!!!), to have my contacts on my old phone put onto my new one. We decided to make it a Valentines Date. Over the years we have not gone out “on” valentine's day because of the chaos and because having “many” children did not make it an easy task, we have chosen to celebrate as a family. But, he does sweet little – and sometimes bigger things to let me know he celebrates our love. He is a romantic at heart.
We had such a wonderful night, we went to Chipolte to eat, went shopping for a new camera for me – my valentines present from him. It was a wonderful night, spontaneous (like he is) – just spending time together was wonderful, (did I say wonderful enough). What stood out the most to me from the evening, was how much we laughed. As I pondered this, I thought about how 28 + years ago, this man met and fell in love with this girl, a young girl who took herself way too seriously.
Through the years he has taught me the importance of finding the humor in life, with his quick wit and his love to laugh. As I was reflecting on this, I remember an old song called “My Funny Valentine.”
"My Funny Valentine"
My funny valentine
Sweet comic valentine
You make me smile with my heart
Your looks are laughable
Yet you’re my favorite work of art
Is your figure less than greek
Is your mouth a little weak
When you open it to speak
Are you smart?
But don’t change a hair for me
Not if you care for me
Stay little valentine stay
Each day is valentines day
so in honor of “my funny valentine” – I dedicate this song (with some changes) to you,
My funny valentine –
You are my sweet comic relief from life’s harder days,
Your love makes my heart smile.
Your looks and quick wit continue to make me laugh,
You’re more handsome today than the day we met,
The image of your gaze is etched deeply in my heart,
You are my favorite work of art…
Even though the years have molded our figures into a different shape,
and you do not always have the words to speak,
you are still the most handsome, smartest man I know – you are my Daveipedia.
I love you just the way you are,
your love and grace, for me, bring me joy,
You’re always by my side -
and each day is Valentines Day with you
I want you to know “my funny valentine” that my love for you has grown longer, wider, deeper and higher with each passing year and your love for me has strengthened me and made we the person I am today –because of you, this girl has developed a sense of humor, learned to lighten up a little more and learned to laugh at life a whole lot more… I haven’t totally arrived in that area (still take myself too seriously), but I look forward to many more funny valentine days with you.
When I think of the wisdom and scope of his plan, I fall down on my knees and pray to the Father of all the great family of God—some of them already in heaven and some down here on earth— that out of his glorious, unlimited resources he will give you the mighty inner strengthening of his Holy Spirit. And I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts, living within you as you trust in him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love; and may you be able to feel and understand, as all God’s children should, how long, how wide, how deep, and how high his love really is; and to experience this love for yourselves, though it is so great that you will never see the end of it or fully know or understand it. And so at last you will be filled up with God himself. Ephesians 3:14-19
Happy Valentine’s Day~