In just over a month many of us will be celebrating Valentine's Day. If not with our spouses, then with a group of our close friends. We'll get dressed up, go out to eat, maybe go see a movie or play some games. But there are many who have no one. They've either lost their spouse or have never married. Who will celebrate with them? It reminds me of the Reba song "All dressed up with no where to go".
In our small little combination of communities, we do something a little different. It's called the Sweetheart Supper. You can read about last year's event here on my blog: http://www.tam4buit.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweetheart-supper-review.html.
It is a joy and a privelege to serve the women in our community. To give them somewhere to go on Valentine's Day. To be treated to a meal and entertainment and ask for nothing in return. To be escorted to the door, to have their coat taken for them, to be seated. To just be loved on.
Every detail is considered from the invitation list, to picking up women, their entrance, their meal, the entertainment, the gift, the servers, the EVERYTHING. I'm so thankful to the many hands that help. And I'm super excited to see what we can do with it this year.
What are you doing for Valentine's Day this year? It would warm your heart to love on someone else. It doesn't have to be fancy schmancy. Our first year was a simple meal in my dining room with 11 ladies. Do you have kids? This would be a great opportunity for them to serve too.
Think about it. Plan it. You'll love it.