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Thoughts on Valentine’s Day

The elderly farmer is watching a show where they are restoring old tractors. His eyes have a spark and I can see the love for farming on his face. A number of years ago he moved off the farm but was still able to put in a full day’s work. Now he is housebound, has lost most of his strength and is not able to do the physical work anymore.

I came from the city when I married this farmer and knew absolutely nothing about farming. I learned a lot the three years I lived on the farm, but did not feel that love for the land as my husband did. It was for each of us a second marriage (our first spouses passed away) and even though we were not compatible in many areas our love succeeded, because we knew God and tried to live by His teachings. The Bible tells us in Ephesians 4:26 “not to let the sun go down on your anger.” Do not ever go to sleep angry.

This Valentine’s Day let us show in an extraordinary way our love for the special person in our life.

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