Happy Valentine's Day! I hope everyone had a wonderful day yesterday. Kit got me a new cell phone (hooray!!) since mine turns itself off, runs completely out of battery after 30 min. and I've had a run of yucky phones. We got new Sony Ericssons...they are amazing! It is an mp3 player, can play movies, is a podometer...ahhhh, wonderful. We got them for a great price and with the rebates we get them for free! Lovely!! Mine is so cute-it's pink! Kit and I like to get the boys a little gift, too and we got Josiah a digital watch. He is so funny-he's been wearing Kit's old (and broken) one around for a couple of weeks, so we got him one of his own. He has been wearing it non-stop and is quite cautious of water, bumps, etc. in his attempt to protect it. We got Gavin a Gone Fishing game, you know, with the fish that open and close their mouths and you fish w/fishing poles...we wanted a game Jos and Gav could play together...without the help of mom and dad. It was totally fab! They played together, nicely, all day yesterday. Ahhhh! Kit, my romantic husband, also put together a gift bag for me (with the help of my sister and mom). It was a get fit bag-we have been working out together. I was excited! I sure love my husband!! I gave Kit the Michael Buble cd and a desk calendar filled with things I love about him. He is worth my praise and love!!
We then had the missionaries over for dinner. They are both from Hawaii and so amazing. They might not be scriptorians, but the spirit is so strong with them. We fed them an "Eskimo Joes" meal of our version of Fowl Things, cheese fries, Kit's delicious baked beans, green salad and Red Hot Punch. We had a trifle for dessert (way yummy w/red velvet cake). Of course dinner was an experience with my boys...ugh. Josiah kept playing with Elder Tovo (the zone leader) and Gavin kept crawling under the table and switching between my lap and the lap of Elder Reese. The Elders were great, though. They love my boys, thankfully! Then, the best part, the Elders shared their message with us. Elder Tovo plays the ukelele and both of them have AMAZINGLY beautiful voices. They read a scripture out of John about love and how the love of our Heavenly Father and Savior is the purest love. Elder Tovo played his ukelele softly in the background then they sang an arrangement (by E.Tovo) of "Oh My Father". It was so beautiful and the spirit was so strong. For a brief moment, our kiddies calmed down and Jos whispered to me, "If our spirits were near Heavenly Father now, I know they would run to him for hugs." Isn't that the truth! The Elders testified of the love our Father has for us. They thanked us for having them in our home and giving them a taste of their homes (as crazy as ours-surrounded by young cousins,etc.). It was such a beautiful meaning given to us on Valentine's Day.
I know V. Day is a completely commercialized holiday, but I am thankful for a day dedicated to all varieties of love-love of a parent to a child, the love of lovers and the love of our Heavenly Father for His children.