Valentine’s Day is coming again next Tuesday and so many fun and loving plans are being made. But like most big dates on the calendar many will be alone on this special day. I know the feeling as a widow and over the past 6 years God has taken care of me and his Son has walked beside me. I’ve been honored to meet so many other women in this same walk over the years through KTIS and Lynn Sorbel is one of them. She emailed me this beautiful poem she wrote for her husband Dale who went to Heaven 2 years ago and it has touched the hearts of many~

Valentine’s Day 2012 

Missing you –  again –  crying again – over your last words – your last breath – The last beat of your heart

So young – so strong – so good – we had so much living yet to do –

So I thought

Tears – unending tears – the pain of separation – never ending –

Always with me

Strength –  Supernatural Strength – to endure the pain- to cry –

Not alone

Strength – God’s strength – to carry on –

One day at a time

Through confusion – through tears – with a hole in my heart – Peace?  No, Strength

And a deep knowing – my Savior will never leave me –

He weeps with me

Though I am confused – Jesus is not – and in my tears and questioning

Only this whisper,

“Do you trust me?” 

Psalm 34:18 ~ “The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” 

© Lynn Sorbel  2012 

I always wrote something for Dale for Valentine’s Day.  This year my message  comes from my love for him, in honor of the legacy of love that he left behind in my heart and with gratitude to the LORD for his sustaining grace.



3 Responses to "Valentine’s Day 2012 Poem"

  • Mary says:

    This touched my heart when I heard it this morning. My dad just passed away on 1/21 unexpectedly. My parents were just coming up on their 56th wedding anniversary on 1/28. I want to share this with my mom, with valentines day coming up. Thank you.

  • Cindy E. says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this poem on the air, and on line! My husband died a year ago on Feb. 26th, and this will be my first valentine’s day alone. I am trusting God for each step in my life, and I appreciate being able to share these feelings with other widows!

  • Sandy T says:

    Dear Lynn, I heard your beautiful heart-felt poem on air and it so touched my heart! It turned my thoughts toward my sister who lost her husband to brain cancer and to others who I knew may be experiencing loneliness or emptiness in some way this Valentine’s Day. I made a few calls to encourage and send love to those the Lord laid on my heart. Through the sharing of your grief and pain, gentle seeds of hope and love were planted this Valentine’s Day to others.

    Thank you!

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