Saturday, February 13, 2010

Singles Awareness Day

As I have mentioned in the past, Paul Burton refers to Valentine's Day as "Singles Awareness Day" or S. A. D. I sent my family Valentines from Florida, but what Kathryn and Paul Burton really want is a Valentine to call their own.

Qavah cried several times during the night for her Daddy. I brought her in bed with me early this morning and called Paul while he was getting ready for work. "Can you just tell her you love her?" I asked. I held the phone to her ear and Paul reassured her and prayed for her while she listened. It was enough to calm her anxious heart. When I hung up the phone we talked about making Daddy a Valentine and buying him some peanut M&M's. She was perfectly happy with that.

When we can no longer soothe the aching in the heart of our grown children with a kiss and a pat on the head, it is nice to know that we can ask the One Who walks beside them every day to bless them in some special way. Single or married, He is the true lover of our souls.