Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

Legend has it that a 3rd c. Roman emperor forbid young soldiers from marrying lest they lose their zest to fight for the empire. A priest named Valentine, disagreeing with the emperor's edict, performed secret weddings for the young men. He was arrested, imprisoned and executed. But, before he died, he sent a letter to a young woman signed, "From, your Valentine."

Thus began a tradition that today sees nearly 1 billion Valentine's cards purchased to express love and devotion. Eighty-five percent of those cards are purchased by women.

Husbands: Valentine's is a day to say "Thanks, I love You, I'd Marry You Again, I Enjoy Our Life Together." It doesn't cost much money, take much time, require great effort. But, it can mean so much.

Let's not neglect an opportunity to participate in the spirit of ol' St. Valentine (even if it is just a legend) and write that much appreciated note and give that much deserved gift. She deserves it.

Warren Baldwin

1 comment:

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

i love this warren - today is my 26th anniversary to my sweet fella. we are spending it in houston with his dad at MD Anderson. GOd is working in his dad's cancer though and things are looking so much better! praise Him for that!