Valentines Day, Taiwan Style

Did you know that Valentine’s Day was last Thursday?  We didn’t.

Valentine’s Day this year was quite a different experience than we are used to.  There were no giant teddy bears everywhere, flower shops were not boasting sales, card shops did not have shelves upon shelves filled with Valentine’s Day cards (in fact, I didn’t see one V-day card), and restaurants did not have hour-long waits.  Without the constant bombardment of romance, the day slipped by quietly.  We realized this the day after Valentine’s Day, and decided to make it special in our own way.

We went to our favorite restaurant, Camera Cuisine, and had a wonderful night filled with delicious food, wonderful conversation, and love.  We concluded the evening by watching a movie together and eating jiggle-pop (that’s the popcorn you have to cook over the stove, we don’t have a micro)!  We’ve never loved the crowds on Valentine’s Day, so this small celebration of our love was perfect!

We also spent this day reflecting on our life together and how much God has blessed us so far.  We are in a new country, seeing new things, and experiencing God in a whole new way.  Through this experience, God has brought us so much closer to Him and to each other, and that in itself is a huge blessing!  In case you didn’t know, we spend pretty much every second of every day together, the only time we aren’t together is if one of us is teaching or in the bathroom (hehe).  For some people, that may sound overwhelming, but for us, it is perfect!  We have come to understand each other better, communicate more effectively, enjoy each other’s company, pray together, and talk about God’s work in our lives.  This experience is one we wouldn’t trade for anything.

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Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Psalm 23:6

 

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8 thoughts on “Valentines Day, Taiwan Style

  1. Rachel Gabler

    God is using you guys in so many ways!! And ya’ll are getting to learn more and more about Him!! Keep trusting and leaning on Him!!

  2. Auntie Sherry

    I love how close God has worked in your lives. You are richly blessed and a rich blessing to others!!

  3. What a nice love story. God loves you and we do as much as we can, a far cry from how much He loves you. We are already talking about this summer and having you around for a while.

  4. We are also looking forward to being home this summer and catching up with all our family and friends that we love and miss so much!

  5. Patty Broadway

    I just love you guys!!

  6. Jennifer

    What a wonderful testimony of God’s love! You two are made for each other!

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