by Tamela Hancock Murray
Today is St. Valentine’s Day.
How appropriate for a literary agent who loves and represents lots of Christian romance novels!
Valentine’s Day is a favorite in our house. As a newlywed, I bought a heart-shaped cake on our first Valentine’s Day together to celebrate. Later, I bought a heart-shaped cake pan so I can bake a cake myself. That first year I also cut my husband’s sandwich for his lunch into the shape of a heart. But he telephoned from work and said that my efforts made the sandwich too small! After all these years, I still like to treat him to an extra-special dinner and tie a balloon to his chair, though.
Whether or not you write romance novels, my wish for you is that you will experience the joys of all types of love in your life — romantic, familial, and friendship. Each day I praise the Lord for the people He has placed in my life, a divine demonstration of His perfect love.
What are your favorite traditions for this day?
Have any of your characters celebrated Valentine’s Day in your books?