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This was one lesson I hope to never forget! We live in a culture of immediate gratification and one where you can fall into and out of love. So this Valentine’s Day I want to stand in opposition to this. Love is a choice.

It may not feel like it at the time, but everyday you are choosing to love or not love your spouse. And the little things start to add up over time. That’s how you stay in love, or fall out of it. I have caught myself thinking things like… I can’t believe I married that guy. Sometimes that guy is a good thing, and others… not so much. And let’s just say that making the transition from a family of 3 to a family of 4 has really tested me on my loving choices. (I’m sure they have tested D also).

So on Valentine’s Day, I am trying to remember to give my husband grace, even when I don’t want to. We are an imperfect people, but he is my perfect imperfection. God has given him to me as the sandpaper to make me more like Himself.

Happy Valentine’s Day!