February 14, 2013 by Angel Pricer
I admit it. I’m taking advantage of you. It is Valentine’s Day, after all, and you’re probably expecting to see a nice whole heart with two loving people this photo. Yet, your curiosity as to why someone would post a picture like this today, of all days, got the best of you, right? Good!
While the true roots of Valentine’s Day are obscure, it is most notably all about love. When a couple exchanges vows, it is with the agreement that they wish to spend the rest of their lives together…in love. Yet, both Valentines and Vows are suggestive of those feel-good lovey-dovey moments between two people.
However, as you may have noticed, not every moment in a relationship feels good. In fact, some of the most potent growth spurts between two committed individuals occur when things feel just plain AWFUL.
Vows are great, and love is ever present and impermeable to the keen observer. Yet, when that love threatens to lay waste to your familiar comforts, what keeps you staying in your relationship while continuing to grow together?
There are plenty of couples who have met marital milestones while emotionally left starving on separate continents. What I’m interested in is a vow to stay and grow through the rough spots.
As a real woman in a relationship with real man, each capable of exhibiting moments of wonder and woe, I’ve discovered a thing or two about those familiar cycles of painful issues that creep to the surface every now and then. Except, of course, on Valentine’s Day, for this is a special day where things like that don’t happen (yeah, right!).
Whatever your plans are today, I invite you to take a moment to REVIEW and RENEW what brought you two together in the first place.
Maybe it was her strength…or his sensitivity
Perhaps there was a spark between your hands and you just ‘knew’
Were there shared dreams realized but left on the back burner for some future day?
What still wants to be created and experienced between you?
Whatever it was or is, I invite you to use what remains of the day to find a way to recommit to your mate in a manner that will anchor your commitment through the tough times of growth every couple faces.
Happy, Vow-Renewing Valentine’s Day!