Thursday, February 10, 2005

The Story Of Valentine's Day

Love is in the air!....Valentine's Day is a few days away!....Don't forget to tell your loved one  "I love you"....Those three words are very important!

  I love the story of the origin of Valentine's Day...there are several versions of it...I'll tell you the story here, in my own words....On Valentine's Day we give chocolate candies, red roses, and lots of hearts and cards, but let us not forget where and how this story began!........

..................THE STORY OF VALENTINE'S DAY IS SHROUDED IN MYSTERY...ONE LEGEND SAYS THAT VALENTINE WAS A PRIEST WHO SERVED DURING THE THIRD CENTURY IN ROME.  EMPEROR CLAUDIUS II OUTLAWED MARRIAGE FOR YOUNG MEN.  THESE YOUNG MEN HE FELT MADE BETTER SOLDIERS THAN THOSE WITH WIVES AND FAMILIES.  VALENTINE , WHO WAS A PRIEST DEFIED CLAUDIUS AND HE CONTINUED TO PERFORM MARRIAGES FOR YOUNG LOVERS IN SECRET...WHEN VALENTINE WAS DISCOVERED PERFORMING MARRIAGES, HE WAS SENTENCED TO DEATH.  HE WAS PUT IN PRISON.  WHILE IN PRISON, THE PRISON WARDENS DAUGHTER WOULD COME TO VISIT VALENTINE.....SHE WAS BLIND....THUS, WHILE IN PRISON, VALENTINE FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS YOUNG, BLIND GIRL....YOUNG LOVER'S SENT HIM LETTERS, AND THEY STOOD OUTSIDE THE BARRED WINDOW OF HIS CELL.......THE YOUNG LOVER'S THREW ROSES INTO HIS WINDOW, AND VALENTINE WOULD MARRY THEM, AS THEY STOOD OUTSIDE HIS CELL............WHAT A MOST BEAUTIFUL STORY!..........YES, VALENTINE SO BELIEVED IN LOVE!............BEFORE HIS DEATH, VALENTINE SENT THE YOUNG WOMAN HE WAS IN LOVE WITH, A LOVE LETTER, WHICH HE SIGNED,  "FROM YOUR VALENTINE.".....THUS, THIS IS THE EXPRESSION WE STILL USE TODAY.....THE VALENTINE LEGENDS PORTRAY VALENTINE AS A HEROIC AND ROMANTIC FIGURE.............TODAY IN OUR WORLD WE STILL CARRY ON THE TRADITION OF VALENTINE'S DAY, BY SENDING CARDS FROM "YOUR VALENTINE," CHOCOLATES, CANDY, ROSES....AND SO MANY "LOVE GIFTS."...........AND SO, LET US CONTINUE TO CARRY ON THIS TRADITION IN OUR WORLD AND IN OUR LIFE..............TEEL THAT IMPORTANT PERSON YOU LOVE HIM, TODAY..........AND ALSO HELP TO SPREAD "LOVE" IN OUR WORLD.........REACH OUT AND TELL SOMEONE YOU LOVE THEM TODAY............AFTER ALL, "LOVE DOES MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND!"

3 comments:

p00kie2323 said...

it is not far aweay and i am so excited i hate that you will not be with jimmy though

paintsaqha said...

WHAT AN AWESOME STORY AND PHOTO!  AMAZING.. THANKS, SHERYL

sugar1337 said...

Great story...