“I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been
Lucky to be coming home again”

Craig loves me so much y’all, and goodness gracious do I ever love him. Words cannot express how glad I am that God has blessed me with this man. He’s so sweet and so very good to me. We have our arguments like any other couple but he’s committed to working through them and coming out on the other side and that is the difference. He’s thoughtful and always considers “us” in his decisions. He makes me want to be a better person and I’m learning to not be so selfish.

I love when we just lie on the couch in each other’s arms and talk about life. I love that he’s one of the most intelligent people I know. I love that he never hesitates to kiss me and often. I love that he remembers the kind of food I like and will make a special portion of the salad just for me before adding the stuff that he likes. I love that he goes out of his way to make room for me in the house and genuinely wants me to feel like it is my home, too. I love that he finds me incredibly sexy and can’t keep his hands off me. I love that he encourages me to be healthy and work out and not because it’s a physical desire of his but because he knows that it’s important to me and he wants us to have a long life together.

I cannot imagine my life without this man. He’s open and honest and hardworking. He’s loving and caring and compassionate. He’s grounded in his faith and fun to be around. He’s the yin to my yang. On this Valentine’s day I say a prayer to all those out there who were where I was for so long. Stick to your guts and don’t settle and don’t listen when people say that you’re too picky and don’t overlook something because you don’t think that initial spark is there and really trust that God does have a plan for you. It will work out for the best. It’s okay to doubt. It’s okay to wonder if it will ever really happen. That’s what makes us human.

For those of you who have a significant other I ask that you look very seriously at your relationship and that you work hard to make sure that you are both committed and are actively engaged in the relationship for better or worse, in sickness and health, as long as you both shall live. For those of you who do not have a significant other I ask that you continue to pray and that you continue to work on yourself to make sure you are the best you can be in preparation for your future spouse. I know that I am definitely not the person I was even just 5 years ago and I know that I needed this time to really work on myself and my self-esteem and to become confident in my ability to be a good spouse. You have to love yourself before you can truly love someone else. I pray that you find the one your heart desires and I know that eventually you will. Cherish every moment y’all. I wake up every day and thank God that He has given me Craig.

Take time today to love someone and to love yourself. St. Valentine was arrested and imprisoned for marrying Christian couples and otherwise aiding Christians who were at that time being persecuted by Claudius in Rome. Today is the day we honor this Saint and remember that we were created with love in mind. Not only did God design us to experience love with each other but He designed us to experience love with Him. “For God so LOVED the world that he sent His only Son…” John 3:16.

Much love you y’all! 🙂