Valentine’s Day Blessings
Stay Open to Love and Grace in Your Life
This year’s Valentine’s Day was a very hectic one for me and my wonderful husband Sharbel. We were in the midst of our fourth move since July 2015, bringing boxes back and forth from our old home to our new one before our big move in mid-March. Although it was a very busy Valentine’s Day, it was also a very blessed one filled with so much grace and abundance as we packed and surrendered to this next phase of our divine destiny.
On Valentine’s Day, my husband took me out to eat at a local Japanese restaurant in San Marcos that always has music playing. When we walked in, our wedding dance song, John Legend’s “All of Me,” was playing. Then in the middle of our meal, a server handed me a red helium balloon that said “I Love You.”
This photo was taken during our first wedding dance to John Legend’s “All of Me.” That was the song playing as we walked into the restaurant. Before being seated, I hugged my husband and started dancing just a little. Photo by Joe Mendez, 2014. All rights reserved.
God and the Angels Love Surprising Us with Grace
Even though we didn’t even exchange cards this year because we were so busy, the angels found a way to make Valentine’s Day very memorable. The song and the balloon let me know how loved I am not just by my husband, but also by God and the angels. They are always busy planning delightful surprises not just on Valentine’s Day, but every day if we can stay open to the magic that awaits us.
This “I Love You” balloon was like my Valentine’s Day message from God and the angels. Photo by Sharbel El Haber, 2018. All rights reserved.
“All You Need is Love – Love is All You Need”
During this busy time, I was thinking of all of you and what inspirational message of love I could share with you to uplift your hearts. An old Beatles song from the “Magical Mystery Tour” album came to mind and I started singing it in my mind. “All you need is love, love. Love is all you need. Love is all you need.”
Love is needed almost as much as the air we breathe. It makes life worth living and enriches it in ways we never imagined or thought possible. It’s why Valentine’s Day is such a sweet and special holiday. It is a day that acknowledges the importance of love in our lives, its beauty and its majesty. Perhaps it is no coincidence that the Beatles’ song about love is on an album titled “Magical Mystery Tour.” Those in love can often find themselves on a marvelous and mystical “magical mystery tour.”
This photo was taken at night on my birthday in August when we had just seen a “Dancing with the Stars” Tour show in downtown San Diego. It was a magical evening for us. Photo by Donna and Sharbel El Haber, 2017. All rights reserved.
Valentine’s Day 2012 – The Beginning of our Romantic Connection
On Valentine’s Day 2018, I was recalling a time back on February 14, 2012 when I received a bouquet of small colorful roses from my husband Sharbel. At the time, he was still only a friend. Sad about the anniversary of his mother’s death, he took off work and wound up connecting with me online for quite a while.
I was so grateful for his beautiful gift of flowers and that someone so sweet and special was thinking of me on Valentine’s Day. I can still recall the smile on my mother’s face and the one on her aide’s face too when I told them what had just arrived for me.
My husband, although a very logical and analytical mechanical engineer, is also very creative and poetic. He even wrote a spiritual e-book of peace poems you can access here . That’s why the beautiful message that accompanied his flowers was no surprise to me. It read:
“Divine Queen Donna! Sent you flowers to mirror your beauty and love. Though they wither, your love keeps glowing eternally. With infinite gratitude and love for the sacred love that you are. Sharbel”