Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Queen of the Castle ~ Week 6

Week 6 ~ Valentine's Day

You can find the previous weeks HERE.

"Love does not seek its own."
 1 Corinthians 13:5

A lesson to learn and not forget:  don't give a gift expecting to get something in return.  If we give, do it with no expectations attached.  And if you MUST have a gift, you better buy it for yourself!  per LBW

I admit that many holidays I set myself up for dissapointment.  I think that my husband is making great plans for me as a surprise.  No.  He's not.  If I want us to do something special, I plan it.  See my Valentine's Date post.  lol  If I want a certain present, I better spell it out plain and clear.  It took me a while to figure this out and even now I still have that little niggle in the back of my mind that maybe just maybe...

Enough of that.  Moving on.

Mother Theresa was asked:  "What can we do to help promote world peace?".  Her reply:  "Go home and love your family."  How simple, yet profound.

LBW gives a few ideas for surprising our family on Valentine's Day.  Here are a few of my favorite:

-Sneak into their rooms at night and leave a bag of treats by their beds.
-Tie a red balloon to each person's chair.
-Write a greeting to your hubby on the coffee filter.
-Make heart shaped muffins or cupcakes by placing a marble in between the cupcake paper and the pan.
-Watch you wedding video with your husband or look at wedding pictures.
-Listen (I say dance) with your husband to "your song".

Valentine's Day can be a very lonely day for some people.  So make sure you look outside your immediate family for people who could use a little lift of love.  There are so many things that you can do to make the day cheerful for someone else. 

I like to buy kids Valentine's cards and give them out.  You can't imagine the smiles it brings to faces of even the adults.  And it is still so much fun to write them out and seal them with a little sticker!

LBW stresses the fact that we, ourselves deserve a Valentine.  We are doing a very important job that is precious and priceless to our family.  God will bless our efforts in ways we can't imagine.

Here is a song that LBW talks about in the book this week. It celebrates the homemaker.

In another post, I'll be posting some quotes about love from Chapter 6 of QOTC.  But this is my all-time favorite quote about love:

"We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us."  1 John 3: 16

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  1. Dear Colletta, I just wote a post about this Chapter and blogger has lost it when I hit publish. I'm so sorry, I'm too tired to try rewrite it. I so put my heart into it too.
    So yet another week with nothing from me. It is such an important chapter though.
    I'm so Sorry.

  2. Colletta, I love the suggestions and song. Thank you so much for sharing.

    God bless,

    Domestically Divine


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