Monday, August 1, 2011

One Cornflower

For our first Valentine's Day Chris bought me a bouquet of three roses, Vanilla Fields perfume and chocolate. I don't think he'll ever top that, it has been downhill ever since.

I can't criticize him. Neither of us are romantics. Meaning I am not much better. I think the best I have done was a love poem he had to puzzle piece together or a self-made book "101 Reasons Why I Love You." Once again, both made early in high school.

Chris was doing yard work today. He stopped long enough to bring his daughter a single perfect cornflower in from the garden. I put it in a vase and Rylyn stared at it while she had snack and he went back to work.

He couldn't have done better if he had bought me a dozen roses. I guess he topped that first Valentine's Day today. Romance needs to be found in the in between. The unintentional.

Happy 4th Wedding Anniversary, Chris. (August 4, 2007) I still haven't made or bought you a card, but that is okay, I don't think you have mine either.

Bible Reflections:
Song of Solomon 2:11-13

New King James Version (NKJV)
11 For lo, the winter is past,
      The rain is over and gone.
       12 The flowers appear on the earth;
      The time of singing has come,
      And the voice of the turtledove
      Is heard in our land.
       13 The fig tree puts forth her green figs,
      And the vines with the tender grapes
      Give a good smell.
      Rise up, my love, my fair one,
      And come away! 

-How easy it is to forget that God woos us with His creation. That longing we have to be loved by others can be satisfied by His Love. He is waiting for us.

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