Valentine Wake-Up Call

Six a.m. I yawned. We were newlyweds and it was Valentine’s Day. Even though it was my day off, I wanted to do something nice for my husband before his twenty-four hour shift.

While I made breakfast, the radio blared with love songs. The DJ said something about Valentine’s Day tributes for the next few hours. “This song is for Debbie,” he said. Then a voice crooned an old Doo Wop hit, “Only you can make this world seem right….”

My cheerful hubby finished eating and gave me a quick kiss before he closed the door behind him.

I shut off the radio and headed back to bed.

An hour later the phone awakened me from a sound sleep. I tried not to sound sleepy. “Hello?”

A familiar voice said, “Hey! Let me talk to your husband.”

“I’m sorry. He’s at work.”

“Well, I heard him on the radio. I’m sure it was him.”

“What are you talking about?”

The caller hooted. “You mean you didn’t hear it?”

He laughed more while I silently endured until there was a break in his laughter. “He sang, Love Me Tender. I don’t think he intended to sing it. He requested it, but the DJ goaded him into it. I can’t believe you missed it.”

I hung up the phone while my husband’s friend still cackled in my ear.

Even if you don’t have a honey in your life, there is someone who loves you—always has, always will.

For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son,
that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16

Do something to celebrate God’s love on Valentine’s Day:

  • Treat yourself. Make your favorite meal or dessert. Play some old Doo Wop hits and sing along.
  • Treat your friends. Invite them over to celebrate. Ask each to bring food to share. How about fondue? You could make a cheese fondue and have them bring veggies to dip. Or a dessert fondue with chocolate or caramel sauce and have friends bring fruit to dip.
  • Treat others. Buy a package of children’s Valentine’s Day cards. Hand deliver them or mail them with a letter. One of my friends always says, “Nobody mails anymore. It makes it more special when you do.”
    But you can send an email or text, too.

Do something for someone else this Valentine’s Day.
That’s the ultimate sign of love and care.
And/or do something for yourself.

Whatever you do, don’t miss out. Don’t sleep through it.
Wake up! God loves you.

Tell me what you did to celebrate God’s love. Use the comments section below. Your email and/or personal information are never shared in the comments.

Until next time . . . Travel Light,
© 2023 SuZan Klassen. All Rights Reserved.

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