a lot can be said about love on a day like today. i know (based on sitting on campus today) that a lot of negativity exists, even in the christian realm, toward a day like february 14th. i think that's a little bit sad.
does valentine's day remind me that i am single? well, sure. but let's be honest. i'm pretty aware of my singleness every day. so i don't think that's good cause to hate on one particular day over another.
last week, one of my students asked me if i felt like i was behind because i was 28 and single. i replied that it was a loaded question with a layered answer. but simply, yes and no. yes, i want to be married and popping out babies. i think i will be a fun wife and mom. and many of my friends are doing that and loving it right this second. high five to all of you. but i also have to answer no to that question because being a single woman has led me to this place i am at right now. i love what i am doing; i get to pour into college students; i feel affirmed and loved every single day. so i am thinking i am right where God wants me to be.
and as a woman who has been chosen and redeemed by the creator of the world, i can choose to celebrate his love for me. it is pretty deep...far deeper than i know. and he is more faithful than anyone around me. he never fails me. he has given me more grace and more chances than i could ever earn. man, how he loves me! let's celebrate that, huh?
little blogging world, i love you. i am thankful for this community that gives me the space to write out little bits of my heart. happy valentine's day.