thanks to http://www.purlbee.com for this adorable picture!
I'm actually quite the fan of Valentine's Day overall! Even though I never had a boyfriend until I met Brett, the day was still always special because I had a really wonderful Papa who made my sister and I filled loved by always remembering to get us sweet little gifts ( personal favorites from over the years: Titanic Soundtrack CD, sour cherry candies, delicate gold hoop earrings, little notes written on brown paper...my father is the best!)
And isn't THAT what this day should be about?! Making sure the people around you feel loved like they should?!
I spent most of yesterday making Valentine's Day cookies for friends ( and not just because my sugar cookie recipe is such an amazing mix of cream cheese and sugar that I CAN'T STOP MAKING ) THEM!) and this afternoon I spent some time going around delivering cookies. FUN!
So sugar-high, plus delivering cookies, plus Brett coming home for lunch ( he hardly ever gets to do this) plus a "day of love" I was all together happy till I came home to facebook statuses...
I am blessed with a lot of wonderful strong brilliant beautiful friends who are still single and I am so sad when I see them feeling that somehow their lives are not complete till they find themselves a man. And so I went back to the archives of Abigail's Day and I pulled out a doozy for you today. When I wrote this post I was decidedly single. I had not "met" Brett yet, and a married life was something I wanted but didn't see happening any time soon. And now, when re-reading this post I must say....I still feel the same way. We are called my friends to be complete and WHOLE people in Christ Jesus. And so this is my Valentine's gift to you. I know that it seems that the world around us is bent upon making today about "coupledom" and "romance"...but I'd like to counter some of that with a little bucking up, a little reminder that if you are, in fact, single today...that doesn't mean you aren't still a FANTASTIC PERSON:
All the single ladies...