Zechariah 13:9

And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried; they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God. Zechariah 13:9

Friday, February 15, 2013

Blue Valentine Greeting

Yesterday morning, I noticed this Valentine greeting on our marker board....

Now before you start thinking that I have the least romantic hubby alive, let me tell you the story.....

Sometime in January, we realized that the van ran out of inspection the end of December.  We have not received any awards for being the most observant folks, but we were a little surprised that we missed such an important date!!  We are thankful we didn't receive any fines, but just a friendly reminder from a police officer at the gas station, "your sticker ran out, better take care of that." Anyway, we faced a dilemma, our van seems to be hobbling along on it's last leg (oops, I mean tire), sputters and shakes whenever it pleases, and we were informed that it would not pass inspection unless we had some welding done to the frame.  I would get concerned, and "shaken" up, if I had to drive a far distance and Dave would feel frustrated, for he tried to fix it himself to no avail.  Is it worth spending the money to get it fixed?  Will money fall out of the sky for another vehicle?  Well, our dearest son-in-law said he would do the welding and our nephew does our mechanical work (for a reasonable fee) and he said he could finally inspect it yesterday, so we decided to try to get some more life out of the jitney.  So, when Dave wakes up on Valentine's morning, his "blue" mind thinks, "yes, today the van will be fixed!" and my "pink" mind, after seeing the board's message, goes, "I'm in trouble."  My pink quickly starts to fade into light purple as I mix in the blue of the situation and realize, he loves me so much and wants me to have a safe vehicle to drive.  He works so hard to meet the needs of our family.  He is a responsible husband. 
 And I know he is more romantic than a blue (yes, he deliberately made it blue) message on a marker board!  In fact, he loves giving and receiving flowers more than I do.  I would rather go for a walk with him.  Different languages, but still love! 
Well, we get our van back in the evening and it still sputters!   Instead of seeing blue or pink, we both were tempted to see red!   Maybe it is on it's last 1/2 of a tire!  I don't know, maybe our family should consider taking up marathon running, or bike racing.  We could still go places, plus get in excellent shape and no state inspection sticker required!  Can't decide if that thought would be considered more blue or pink?  ;)

Happy Belated Valentines Day.  Hope it was neither blue nor pink, but light purple!

(to understand the differences between "blue" and "pink", we highly recommend the Love and Respect by Emerson Eggrichs)

Until next time....... 

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