For Valentine's Day, my hubby and I got a gift card so we can actually go out to dinner, and my younger brother asked my baby girl to be his "Valentine" that night (aka. I have a free baby-sitter!). Then during the weekend, we are hosting a belated Valentine's Day dinner and group date with some friends. My baby boy is due next month, so I figured I might as well load up February with as many fun things to do as I can before the baby takes charge!
I mention these things only because I feel like they are pertinent to my real message today.
I recently read a quote by Maya Angelou that said, "A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ that a man should have to seek Him first to find her."
My husband has often told me that he felt this way about me when we were first dating, and he sought to be a more righteous man so that he could not only be "worthy of my love" (his thoughts, not mine!), and also so that he could be a better man, husband, and father. As he sought to be closer to Christ, even though his relationship with Him was already wonderful, I grew to love him even more because I saw in him a man committed to doing what was right.
As a wife and mother now, I realize that I need to continue to develop my relationship with the Savior and give Him all of my heart so that I can do what is best for my family. My heart should still be hidden in Christ, yet all should be able to see the positive effect it has on me and those around me. I pray that my husband and I will be able to commit our whole selves to serving the Lord, and that my children will see our examples and see how much we love our Savior.
(Just a side note- I really love the new trend of chalkboard art printables, so I am going to try and do my next few quotes and printables in this style. What do you think about it? Yay or nay for home decorating? I'd love to hear your thoughts!)
What does this quote mean to you this Valentine's Day?