A Valentine Post
Today is Valentine’s Day. The day that everyone is thinking about that gushy, sentimental feeling: love. A word that some people use all the time, whether they mean it or not…and that some people never use even if they really ought to. To some, this word is merely that: a feeling. To others, a word that should be held in respect and used carefully.
As I’ve grown older, this word has come to mean more to me. And as I continue getting older, I’m sure it will still. I admit to using it lightly (“Oh, I LOVE that skirt!!”)…don’t we all? But I think we all need to realize that we really shouldn’t use that word so carelessly. After all, it’s a word that God uses to describe His relationship with us, so we should be aware of how we use it and make sure we use it properly!
I realize there are different meanings to the word “love”. It can be used in a variety of ways. Anything from that sisterly “love ya bro (or sis)” to a certain sibling every once-in-a-while to a deep, passionate “I love you” to the man of your dreams. Each are appropriate in the right context. I’m just trying to remind us all (myself included) that we need to use this word carefully…not careLESSly.
Alright. Rant over. ;) I sure hope that makes sense to more people than my own some-what frazzled brain…
Onto the REAL reason I wrote this blog post… :)
In honor of today, I wrote a love song. Now, before you throw whatever electronical device you’re using to read this blog post from you with a scream of horror, let me explain WHY I wrote this blog post. :P
As my graduation has crept closer over the years, I have had more and more people asking me what I’m planning on doing after I finish high school. I’m sure most of you have experienced this. What do you say? “Nothing”? “Come back in five years and I might have an answer then”? “Dunno”? When I tell them what I’m REALLY planning on doing, which is: “eventually marry a Christian young man and have as many kids as God will allow to educate at home”, they just look at me funny.
So finally, I brainstormed one night until I came up with a perfect, 100% truthful answer to that question: “I’m going to patiently and willingly wait at home until God chooses to show me what His will is for my life. When He does, I’ll do it.” Sounds simple, right? Well, no, it’s not that simple…but at least I have an answer. ;)
Anyways, after coming up with that, an idea for a poem popped into my head. I wrote it down on a whim and from there it evolved into my first (and probably last) love song.
Here it is for you to enjoy (hopefully!) :)
I don’t know just who you are,
I don’t even know your name,
Whether you live near or far,
In poverty or in fame.
Someday soon I’ll meet you,
I’ll come into your life.
Someday I’ll say “I do”
And then become your wife.
I’ve prayed for you
And dreamed of you
I’ve wanted to make you laugh.
God will send you,
I’ll await you,
Ready to become your other half.
Sometimes you seem so close
And yet still very far away.
Sometimes I wish for just one dose
Of your love to come my way.
If I saw you in a crowd
I’d never guess you were you,
If you said your name aloud,
I’d never guess that too.
God please grant me lots of grace,
Keep me patient, keep me still,
I’ll at some point see his face,
Then I’ll know it was Your will.
I’ll stay right here while I wait
Trusting in Your sovereign plan,
Marriage is never run by fate,
You control both me and my man!
I’ve prayed for him
And dreamed of him
I’ve wanted to make him laugh
You will send him,
I’ll await him
Ready to become his other half.
Happy Valentine’s Day!