It’s the month of love and we have some pretty fun things planned around here for this coming month! The Lifetime Remedy team met in January to discuss what February could look like and we were all very impressed by the way one of our members celebrated Valentines Day.
I don’t want to give it away because she’ll be sharing with us her family’s unique tradition with us soon, but it got us thinking about how we can look at this month of love in different ways than the stereotypical, commercialized way we’re used to.
So this month we’ll be sharing different stories and perspectives of what serving one another in LOVE looks like. Along with our stories we’ll also be having a super fun giveaway for Valentine’s Day that you won’t want to miss! More details coming soon. 🙂
But for now I want to share a little story of when I was shown love.
Sacrificial love in any relationship, be it with a parent, sibling, spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend, or friend means loving the other person with good intentions, good actions, and with no regards to yourself.
When I was in my third year of teaching a student came to me one spring morning with 6 tulips wrapped in paper towels. My students knew how much I loved tulips and they even knew that we’d be learning about Tulip Time and Tulip Festival and all things Dutch that week.
Maybe this student thought that bringing me these flowers she’d get on my “good side,” but I think as a 4th grader her heart was so pure and she only had good intentions. It brought a smile to my face and that day was better because of that sweet girl.
We’re excited to share more love stories throughout this month! If you have one you’d like to share please send it our way! We’d love to read it or even publish it to our website.
Happy love month, friends. Let the never ending, never failing love of Jesus be ever present to you! <3
– Lauren McDonald
Photo by Alisa Anton on Unsplash
I was shown an unexpected lovingkindness just last week. A couple that I help out called on Monday, asking if I could come. When I arrived I told them I would be without a vehicle for a time, as mine was going in that day to be worked on. Very quickly the man said, we have a vehicle in the garage, neither one of us can even drive now. You might as well borrow it until yours is fixed. I was quite surprised at their generosity, thanking them for this, and telling them it would be so helpful for me. The next surprise was in the garage, there was a 2019 Subaru Forrester! Wow! Quite a ride! I felt like a Queen for a few days as I (very carefully) drove this beautiful loaner. Was a great reminder to me to be willing to help when & where I can as well. What a blessing!
I am sure you are the kind of teacher who helps children to feel loved and valued. This child wanted to express her gratitude and appreciation for everything you gave her.