Today is my second Valentine’s Day being single since I was in 8th grade, and while watching everybody get flowers, chocolates, stuffed animals, and jewelry from their significant others, makes me miss having a romantic relationship. This is still one of my favorite holidays (although pretty much every holiday is my favorite). But this holiday is all about love (duh), not just a romantic love, but showing love to your friends and family a little more than usual. My number one love language for showing love is gift giving (which is probably why I love holidays so much), so having a day that’s all about showing love and giving gifts, I’m all about it.
But there is one thing that makes me love Valentine’s Day, a day all about love even more, and it’s no small thing. It’s the fact that the creator of the universe loves me enough to die for me, he loves me enough to show off for me with his artwork; sunsets, sunrises, stars, the snow, leaves, trees, and flowers. He made so many beautiful colors just for us to enjoy, to remind us he loves us, he’s thinking about us, and that he is here with us. He is and always will be my first love, he has never nor will he ever leave me, even though I have left him countless times. He will never hurt me, he will never hit me, he will never lie to me, he will never abuse me in any way, he will never break a promise, he will never change his mind, he is always protecting and thinking of me. And guess what, he is doing the exact same thing for you! He loves us so much he sent his only son, the only person that has or will ever walk the earth and be completely sinless and yet he died a death meant for the lowliest of sinners, for us. He is always there for us.
So whether you’ve found the one whom your soul has longed for (Song of Solomon 3:4), or whether you are as single as can be, you already have the greatest love that exists. Remember that this Valentine’s Day and show that same love to the people around you.
If this day is hard for you know you are loved, but know that you are here for a purpose, you belong, you are wanted, you are enough. If you are struggling please seek help from a trusted friend or mentor or call the number listed below for the national suicide hotline. please stay, please keep fighting.
National suicide hotline: 1-800-273-8255