Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air here in the little town of Vinita, Oklahoma. ❤

Who would have thought… my first blog post would be on my favorite holiday ever, Valentine’s Day. (Sarcasm) However, before I get on my rant of the day, I want to tell you a little about my husband… He is not VERY romantic… wait! Let me rephrase that, he does not have a romantic bone in his body…. It is boots, chaps, and cowboy hats around our house and if you are lucky, you might get a chore to go along with it. Well, as always I anxiously await for my beautiful bouquet of flowers to show up and look ever so pretty on my desk. Well Ladies, the flowers never came! Yeah you read it right, they never came. Now pick up your jaw and get that disgusted look off your face, and do not think he is just a down right, no-good, piece of crap just yet. (That will come later, j/k)

Instead, I got something even more special, but at first, I am just going to be honest here…..I did not think it was very special nor romantic. Then Jesus came into my heart (even Jesus is romantic) and gave me a talking to, and brought me back down to earth. Have you ever had the “talk” with Jesus? In my world, it happens on the daily. Good thing I have a great friend and he tells me exactly how it is, and he knows just what to do to get me out of Callie-land, and back to reality. Sometimes we go at it, and I am pretty sure you know who wins that battle… why does he always have to be right? It is so aggravating…

Anyways…

My husband took me to lunch, and while we were there, he gave me my Valentine’s Day present. After he gave me hell of course, and told me, I did not get anything! I know that was a lie, because if it wasn’t he would not live another day. (And back to Callie-land I go) Jesus came back, and let me tell you that boy has some game! He will beat you every time, in a game of one- on-one. Promise you that!

I know you people are dying to know what I got….

My husband, Casey, got me a Columbia Jacket, a box of chocolate, and chocolate covered strawberries. Now how sweet is that? I was so stuck on the worldly norm of “if I didn’t get flowers like everyone else, it wasn’t love.” Who needs flowers anyways? They look pretty for a few days and eventually die, right? I got something better, a coat to keep me warm (because he warms my heart), a box of chocolate (Because he is so sweet), and Chocolate covered strawberries. (Because he cares about my health). Sometimes it is good to be different. We do not have to have what everyone else has. Being different is what makes us special. Why would you want what everyone else has, that is not romantic at all? Showing love is more than flowers on Valentine’s Day or taking your woman out on a nice date. It is the action behind the words, I LOVE YOU. Love should be shown every day, not just on Valentine’s Day. Loving someone goes so much deeper than the words. I encourage you if you are reading this to do something special for someone you love, even the smallest gesture goes a long way…

                                                                                                                             With Love,

                                                                                                                            Callie McGuire

                       “We love because he first loved us.”

                                                           – 1 John 4:19

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