Valentine’s Day + Unconditional Love

Happy Valentine’s Day! A day of roses, candy hearts, date nights…and gettin’ pretty!

I am all about adding elegant and feminine accents to my outfits so I really enjoyed putting together the above flatlay for you all. These Jessica Simpson stilettos have “Valentine’s Day” written all over them. And although DSW doesn’t sell them any longer, I’ve linked similar styles here. How cute are the heel details? You can fold the flaps down like rose petals!

The triangular earrings I snagged at a thrift store for $2.99 and I found the shimmery circular ones on Jane.com. The vintage necklace I bought years ago at an antique store and it makes the best statement piece without going overboard, which is what I prefer.

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Now onto a more meaningful topic…

The Gift of Unconditional Love
Unconditional love is pretty hard to find in today’s society. We hear about divorce after divorce in Hollywood and the tabloids are covered with spouses leaving left and right, so it just seems that the words unconditional love have lost their real meaning.

Although my boyfriend Greg and I are not married (yet), we strive to show the love of Christ to one another and to love each other unconditionally as Jesus does for us. Yes, that means even when the other person is really annoying us or driving us insane. I must admit that Greg is much better at this than I am. I have a tendency to become selfish, defensive and downright mean sometimes. And that is not love.

Let’s strive to show the love of Christ to one another and to love each other unconditionally as Jesus does for us.

On February 28 Greg and I will celebrate one and a half years of being together so I wanted to share an act of love that Greg showed to me last August when we celebrated our first year together. We were having dinner at Lewis and Clark’s on Main Street St. Charles (where we had our first date) and after we ordered, he gave me this box.

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Inside were 365 pieces of paper, each with a handwritten note listing something that he loved about me (memories, traits, quirks, physical aspects, etc). These were to signify the past 365 days we had been together as a couple. I have been opening a message every morning and it has been such a wonderful, thoughtful and loving gift.

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This Valentine’s Day, let’s work on truly and unconditionally loving each other as Christ loves us! Xoxo

Earnestly,

Emma

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  1. February 14, 2018 / 5:06 pm

    Emma that is truly such a thoughtful and special gift! He is a keeper! For the past several years I have tried to always remind myself and others to lead with love. Leading with love no matter who or what the situation is a great way to treat people.

    Keep up your amazing work on your blog!

    XO – Katie & Lydia

    • February 14, 2018 / 5:07 pm

      Thank you, it is so hard to do sometimes!

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