Spiritual Sunday - St Valentines Day | Mum In The Madhouse

Spiritual Sunday – St Valentines Day

What are we celebrating today?, Who was valentine?
Well wikipedia says
He was arrested and imprisoned upon being caught marrying Christian couples and otherwise aiding Christians who were at the time being persecuted by Claudius in Rome. Helping Christians at this time was considered a crime. Claudius took a liking to this prisoner — until Valentinus tried to convert the Emperor — whereupon this priest was condemned to death. He was beaten with clubs and stoned; when that didn’t finish him, he was beheaded outside the Flaminian Gate.
MadDad and I have told the boys it is a day for recognising the people you love and for standing up for the values you believe in.
We believe in each other and we all made homemade valentine cards this week, the boys gave people who mean a lot to them at school the valentines flower Lolly’s.
We also made some lovely almond shortbread biscuits and stamped them with love.  We did try to make cupcakes, but they all got ate before we could decorate them!
I hope you have a great valentines day and also Happy Chinese New Year.
I am feeling a lot better today, I managed a couple of naps yesterday and also a full nights sleep (with the aid of some sleeping tablets).  MadDad and the boys have treated me really well and also let me have a lie in too.