celebrating love

Happy Valentines Day to you!

I'll be heading to work soon to sit in my office where I'll try not to use my lunch break to buy myself one of those mini Russell Stover hearts or size-of-your-head Hershey kisses. I haven't fallen off of the wagon yet. What I will be doing is embracing a little red and a little pink for the day. Don't you love dressing the part?

As much as I don't make a huge deal out of Valentines Day, it is perfect for my overly cheesy, lover of lovey dovey junk self. Here are a few favorites of all things love.

My favorite love movie and favorite scene in that movie: Pride and Prejudice [2005] when Darcy and Elizabeth meet again at Pemberley. Its the moment when they share somewhat of an inside joke, and he smiles unlike any other time in the entire movie. I die a little bit every time.Yes, I'm realizing I sound like a big nerd.

And there is always this. This is the first time Dustin's family saw me cry like a big ol' baby:

My favorite love song: "Dancing in the Minefields" by Andrew Peterson. Everything is good about this.

A favorite love quote:


And, most importantly, a reminder of an often-cited scripture on love [in my favorite translation of this chapter]. Because scripture is where we read about a Perfect Love and when Love took human form to instill lessons like this:

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

[1 Corinthians, Chapter 13, NKJV]

A very happy Valentines Day to you and to my wonderful husband. I love you Dustin Michael. 
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  1. Hi Meagan! Happy Valentines Day to you.  Thanks for sharing lovey-dovey things you like.  I am going to go back and watch everything that you included in your post.  I saw your post over at "Dear Lillie" blog party. 
    I am following you now. 

  2. Thanks so much for sharing! Happy Valentine's Day!

  3. I love your photo in your header.  So cute!  Thanks for visiting me and hope you had a great Valentine's Day, even if you didn't get to eat the Hershey's Kiss the size of your head.