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This week has been a lot about love. Everyone seems to have strong feelings about love. Some are positive; some not so much. But what I want to talk about is how transformative and all encompassing love really is. And also… nail polish.

I know what you’re thinking. Is there anything in this woman’s life that is NOT about nail polish. Well the answer is- Of course! But nail polish is something I really like. I enjoy using it to express myself. I enjoy sharing it with you all here. And here’s where the love comes in. My husband knows how much I love nail polish. But there’s more to the story. He also knows that sometimes I’m pretty hard on myself. He sees me when I’m struggling to believe that I can live out my dreams. He knows my fears. So yesterday, when he presented me with this amazing nail polish, it was about so much more.

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That my friends is a custom made bottle of polish named after my blog and designed to look like my logo. But it’s so much more than that to me. It’s a symbol that the things I love are not frivolous to the man I love. It means that he loves and supports me in everything I do. It is a sign to me that every word I type is going somewhere, even when I feel like what I say doesn’t matter.

I didn’t start this blog to become famous. I do this as a challenge to myself. I do it because it’s something I love. This truly is my space to explore who I can be. And I cannot even express how much it means to me to have the man I love continue to lift me up this way. He reminds me that I have a voice. He lets me know that my voice is important. And he encourages me to continue sharing, not only for myself, but because he believes that what I say matters.

I believe that the love of my husband is just a physical embodiment of the love God has for me. Sometimes God’s love can seem remote. As human beings we tend to only really understand what is right in front of us. It’s been my belief for a while that marriage is God’s way of showing each of us how He loves us. And having children is His way of teaching us how to give that kind of love to others.

So, even though Valentine’s Day has passed, I want to say thank you. Thanks to my amazing husband, for being everything I could have asked for in a partner. Thank you for being all the things I never even knew I needed. And I want to thank God for showing me so much love throughout my life. I would truly be nowhere without Him.

I hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day. And I hope your weekend only gets better. I’ll see you all back here on Monday!

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