Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Perfect Valentine's Love Letter

Valentine's Day is almost over. It's a day to demonstrate love to our special someone. But my heart goes out to the people who don't have a spouse or a special person in their life.

Our culture makes a big deal out of Valentine's Day. I know that selling cards, candy, jewelry and flowers is a business. However, many people who never receive those gifts can feel ...let down and unloved.

On Saturday morning, I had a coffee for a few of my neighbors and this very topic came up in our conversation. One of my friends is a widow who greatly misses her husband.

I mentioned that Mother's Day can still be a bit difficult for me as I was unable to have children and my own mom died five years ago. Of course, life goes on and ...I'm able to be happy for others.

But there can be a hurt in our hearts and in reality no earthly relationship can fully satisfy that piece of our heart.

Sara Dawn, my friend and blogging buddy of Splashin' Glory shared a beautiful message the other day. I added my comment to her post and she wrote back to me such words of blessing and kindness.

I searched on YouTube to find a video of this perfect Love Letter from God so I could share it with you. Sara Dawn has the words and verses written out on her post so I hope you'll also visit her.



May you feel loved perfectly as only your Heavenly Father can love you.

Blessings and love,

17 comments:

  1. That was beautiful Debbie. I agree that Valentine's Day is way over commercialized. Everything is these days. Oh how I would love to get back to a simpler life.

    I'm so glad you came by. I've been keeping you in my prayers. I hope all is well.

    Much love to you!

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  2. Praying for you, and loving you very much sweet friend.

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  3. Debbie,

    I'm sorry for your loss and the pain not having children causes you!

    I have been sharing the Father's Love Letter for the past four years with our neighbors every Christmas. I give it out with every bag of cookies we make.

    I believe there is no greater love letter to ever receive than the one from THE ONE who knows you by name and everything about you. Not to mention loves you no matter what forever!

    I love you and hold you close in my prayers!
    Jill

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  4. Valentine's Day is certainly as good a time as any to stop and consider those we love, but I wonder how many realize it's a celebration born of one man's having been martyred because of his love of the Lord? It sure puts it in a whole different light; perhaps a light that stirs our passions in a way we might not otherwise have them stirred.

    Your thoughts are lovely, friend; and so worth considering. Thank you for opening your heart!

    Blessings,
    Kathleen

    P.S. My condolences on the loss of your mother. Mine passed when I was 26, and I miss her still.

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  5. Debbie I just couldn't agree more that Valentine's Day is soo like most other holiday's we all celebrate. Soo hyped. SOO about money. I think I have soo conditioned myself to think of it SO MUCH MORE as a holiday to celebrate ALL those we love than to just celebrate romantic love, that I forget how many really DO think of it the other way. Probably because as a little girl that is how it was presented to me. Of course as I grew into a young woman I joined the ranks of those wanting to celebrate it with a "certain someone"...but ended up going back to just celebrating "love" years and years ago. As I've dwelled on it, I think it is another one of those things I should focus on more and more ALL THE TIME. Spreading God's wonderful thing called love around. I can remember when my kids were young (especially Mel) telling them on Valentine's Day, "Lets look for people who don't think anyone loves them and take them our cookies and Valentine's we made, so that they will know we love them and so does Jesus." We had an older widow woman who lived next door to us for several years. She always got some of our cookies. I can still hear her crackly voice at the door, "OH, all my Valentine friends are here. come in, Come in." But you know what? I haven't done that in several years now. And why I am asking myself....The widow woman has been gone for several years now of course, but there are many others I am sure.

    My heart does go out to you about losing your mother. To those of us who are fortunate enough to have had wonderful relationships with our mother's, it isn't hard to imagine how hard that would be. But there again, many did and do not. My problem always comes on Father's Day. My relationship with my dad could fill a horror book and I have dealt with that my whole life. It has even colored the way I think of God as my Father. But I have always ended up telling myself, NOTHING is as it should be in this fallen world we live in. How very blessed we are that we know and have Jesus in our lives. He is the only one who doesn't EVER let us down. Loves us in an everlasting and unconditional way. Never forgets us or over looks us. I have heard that Valentine's love letter many many times and like your friend at Splashin Glory I NEVER tire of that PERFECT Valentine love letter. Thanks for posting this. Have a good day. Hugs, Debbie

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  6. This is the best video for this time of year (and every day!) Love, you Debbie. I'm praying.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  7. This just got my heart Debbie! So beautiful, and your expression today, one day after Valentine's Day... you said it so well.

    Blessings today and special prayers being lifted!

    Love you sister...

    onja

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  8. I think that is not only Valentine's Day which is way over commercialized. Think about other holidays and you will find out a lot... Hugs.

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  9. I had many friends this past weekend who were down because they have not yet found love in their life. I just had to keep reminding them that the Father loves them so very much, and my prayer was that they would allow Him to fill that void. I am so sorry you do not have your mom here with you or children to celebrate with. Only God knows the depth of that pain and I pray that as you lean closer to Him he continues to fill you. You are such a blessing to so many. Thank you for reminding me of Father's love!

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  10. Happy Valentine's Day right back to you, sweet Debbie!

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  11. I completely left my husband off the hook this year. I told him I was tired of being a slave to Hallmark every month and I meant it. We focus on what is really important and what really defines things in life without commercializing it.

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  12. First of all, thank you for stopping by to visit today. It's very nice to meet you, especially after reading this post. I think this post has blessed me more than any other which I have read on a blog this Valentine's Day.
    We all should be mindful of those people whose situation would render certain holidays to be painful. And, of course, everything is being commercialized these days, even the Super Bowl. Such is the world we're in, but you have brought to my mind the need for those of us who are Christians to remember, by word or deed or prayer, others who may need particular comfort or encouragement at such times. Thank you SO much for this very needed reminder. Also, thank you for the wonderful video. I will go over to see your friend Sara now.

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  13. Absolutely beautiful and tender sharing my dear sister friend. I popped in on your friend Sarah Dawn's blog and left her a message also.

    I so love you and your heart. GOD LOVES YOU EVEN MORE!!!

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  14. i love that message and it always brings me to tears. i have that on my phone too. i posted the same last 2008. http://www.piasjournal.com/2008/05/father-love-letter.html

    whenever i hear this message, i feel like God is very much with me and how much He loves me (us).

    God bless you, debbie.

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  15. Debbie, that was beautiful. The images were sweet, but I sat with my headphones on and closed my eyes and really listened to the words. God loves me. I forget that sometimes.

    Just because I have children and a husband, doesn't mean I get flowers and cards and candy on Valentine's Day. It can be a lonely day, even with children and husbands who don't really think about doing anything special for you.

    Thank you for reminding me that God did something really special for me. And thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you enjoyed your visit and will come back often.
    Deborah

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  16. Debbie, we have a monthly hospitality lunch at our church, and someone had the WONDERFUL idea yesterday of inviting the widows and widowers. They all received Valentines and a few heartfelt words about how we love and appreciate them in our church family. :-) Now that was a good Valentine's Day, even though I am usually a huge V-Day Grinch.

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  17. This video clip is such a sweet reminder of His love for each and every person...each and every day.

    (it will be 6 years in July when my mom passed away and I do so miss her!)
    God bless you dear friend with renewed strength, love and peace. "His mercies are new every morning...Lamentations3:23.

    Blessings & Aloha!

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