Remember when we were kids making Valentine boxes with the slit in the top for the upcoming class party and placing your Valentines in everyone’s boxes? I couldn’t wait to get home to look at every single one and see who had given me a Valentine. Very sweet memories.
It was Valentine’s Day when I visited my friend, Orean, who lived in an assisted living center. I brought her a heart shaped box of chocolates. I also brought her other Valentines I had made to share with her friends.
Orean said, “It has been a very long time since I handed out Valentines.”
After Orean read the Valentine attached to the heart shaped lollipops, she couldn’t wait to hand them out. She was on a mission as I watched her walk the halls into the dining room handing them out along the way and asking, “Will you be my Valentine?”
You could tell by everyone’s facial expressions and the words exchanged that it had been many years since Orean’s friends had received Valentines as well. I watched elderly friends become kids again with happy hearts and big grinds!
The Valentines I gave her to hand out read:
For God so loVed the world
That HE gAve
That who so ever
Believeth In Him
Should Not perish,
But have Everlasting life.