From Mike Anderson to Amy, his wife:
We need to think of a bigger word than love, because it's just not enough to use the same word as everyone else to express how I feel about you.
From Julia Allen to Ron, her husband:
Even when passion has been replaced by apathy, I choose love.
Even when our chests have fallen into our drawers, our hair color has faded to gray, and our faces need ironing, I choose love.
Even when you do something that leaves me angry or frustrated or hurt, I choose love.
Even when our lives are collapsing, our future uncertain, our faith failing, I choose love.
Love is not the passion we felt the first time we kissed.
It isn’t the attraction we felt when we first saw each other.
It isn’t the mushy feelings we have when we do something to make the other happy.
It isn’t the comfort of knowing our tomorrow.
Love is the choice to stay, to give, to forgive, to remain faithful, even in the ugliness and pain of every day life. The nose-to-the-grindstone, don’t want to, wish I were anywhere but here, day-to-day choice to love.
This is the choice I made on our wedding day, even though I didn’t understand it then.
This is the choice I make today, knowing full-well what it will cost.
So, this Valentine’s Day, and every day,
I want you to know,
I LOVE YOU.
From Jeanie Smith Cash to Andy, her husband:
There is no greater thrill in my world, than to hear you say I love you. The Lord gave me the greatest blessing He had to offer, in you as my husband. I hope you know you light up my life, with just one smile. You are my safe place. I can come to you and know no matter what I need, you will always be there for me. You hold the key to my heart and my happiness. I love you with all of my heart, now and forever.
Happy Valentine's Day!