Happy Valentine’s Day to my sweet little valentines who mean more to me than anyone else in this entire world! I hope you always know how much you are loved, not just by me, but by the One who made you! You were created in His image and likeness, and I believe wholeheartedly that we are here on this earth to spread His love to others in any way we can! You can read a little bit more about my thoughts on what love is here. 🙂
One of the best parts about being your mom is that I get to watch your life grow and change right in front of my very eyes. I know that you were created for a purpose and that your life has meaning to it, and I can’t wait to watch you both grow. One thing that I wonder about is how you will react to the world’s expectations of you when you are a young adult. I hope that the values that I am trying to instill in you today will carry over into your experiences as you try to make sense of this big ol’ world around you.
I wonder, if by the time you feel the desire to have a significant other, will you still value yourself if you do not find someone in the time frame you were hoping to? Will you still stay true and steadfast to your core beliefs–both personal and spiritual? Will you know that your life’s worth, and who you are as a person, is not measured as “successful” by the ability (or inability) of someone else to love you? If the answer to these questions is “yes!” then I will feel as if I have done my job successfully in preparing you for the inevitable disappointment of a failed relationship or in the longing of a new relationship.
YOU, my sweet ones, are worth the wait in any relationship. Hold strong to your worth and know that you are a prize. You are so loved already by so many people around you. No matter what happens, your life has a purpose and your life has meaning. Do not let others make you feel lesser or that you are not worthy according to society’s standards (those standards are bizarre and unrealistic most of the time anyway). The only standard that really matters is His, and He loves you more than you could ever know. Think about that for a minute or two, reflect on that…..Know that love. Feel that love. Share that love with others. You are worth it.
I love you to the moon and back.