Today’s blog is authored by my oldest daughter and Lizz’s big sister…… Jennifer Herro. I have attached a picture of the Valentine’s gift that Fischer and Ben hand-delivered to my house last year. Even though my treat bag is somewhat different than Jennifer’s, I hope you enjoy it all the same! Lastly, thanks Jen for sharing your Valentine memory! – Julie
Valentine’s Day is upon us! Cards and chocolate fill the aisles at the grocery store, and flower shops are taking orders. I can’t help but think about one of the sweetest Valentine’s Day gifts I’ve ever received…and it wasn’t from a man. It came in the bodies of two sweet little boys.
As most of you know, I work for a bank and attend college. Sometimes my classes are in the middle of the workday. Last year, I came back from class on Valentine’s Day only to find a small paper bag with a paper heart cut out sitting on my desk. “Love, Fischer and Ben” was right on the front. I called Liz immediately – elated with my gift. She told me that Fischer decorated my treats that were inside the bag (with a little help from mom of course). He was so excited to be able to deliver them in person. He worked so hard on those treats!
Little did I know that Liz drove all over town, helping Fischer and Ben deliver their gifts to our family. It was beyond heartfelt!
That memory will always be on my heart around Valentine’s Day. It was one of the most genuine acts of unconditional love that I have ever experienced.
As an adult, we get into the routine of life, even on days such as Valentine’s Day. We get busy, and settle for a card and a box of chocolates. Looking back at my gift from Fischer, I am reminded what it means to give unconditional love without expectation of anything in return. This Valentine’s Day, I challenge you to do just that. Blow someone away and let them know that they are loved and appreciated. It can be an act of service, an encouraging word, or a gift. Chocolate doesn’t hurt either 🙂
John 15:13 – “Greater Love has no one than this, that He lay His life down for His friends.”
‘Til Next Time,