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Valentine's Day


CF Ambassador
Jan 11, 2020
Valentine's Day is a celebration of romantic love. I have not had much luck in that area and found out you can actually get addicted to it. But that is just one side of the story. Romantic love can also be a wonderful part of life. I did not learn this from my own experience but that of one of my students. Her name is Dana. I met her in 1988 in a class I taught.

Dana and I spent a few months working on her insecurities which triggered addictive behavior and sabotaged her love affairs. She was even stood up at the altar.

Eventually Dana met Jerry at church and they were a good match. I was invited to an engagement party which turned out to be a surprise wedding. Dana wore a floor length red velvet wedding gown. When Dana and Jerry walked down the aisle after the ceremony she stopped in front of me and handed me her wedding bouquet and gave me a hug.

This was the most romantic thing that had ever happened to me and it had nothing to do with my own romance. Instead it was the romance that had blossomed from what I learned from my mistakes.

So on Valentine's Day I think a lot of Jerry and the "Lady in Red.". She and Jerry have raised two children and are still in love. It does my heart good to know that even romantic love with the right person can work out.


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