Today is valentines day and my little boy insisted on us having a small party to celebrate. We decorated our apartment with balloons and love hearts, Will wrote love letters for everybody and we ate waffles for breakfast topped with ice cream and chocolate sauce. It was a lovely start to our day.
I am sure that it was no coincidence that in my bible reading today I read…
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Cor 13 v 4-8
Wonderful words that were penned so long ago and still hold true for us today.
I saw love is kind, love is not self seeking displayed in my boy today. He shares a room with his little sister – he sleeps in a bed but she is still in a cot. When he wakes in the morning she is usually still asleep so he sneaks out of bed and tip toes down stairs to watch his favorite TV show. However this morning when he awoke she did too. He knew that if he left her there alone she would cry and be sad and he didn’t want her to feel that way so he stayed in the room and played with her and therefore missed his favorite TV show. He has such a big, kind and loving heart.
Even at six and a half years old he was able to put his own desires aside to show love to his baby sister and boy does she ever love her big brother! Love never fails.
My desire is to always have this passage of scripture deep in my heart. That I will always be patient and kind and seek only to serve others and to rejoice with them. To fiercely protect those that I love and to have trust, hope and perseverance and to take after my sons wonderful example of loving and caring for the ones that I so dearly love.
Happy valentines day everyone xxxx