Girls in college love pancakes. The cheap, delectable combination of home-y comfort, gooey chocolate (or peanut butter or syrup or butter), domestic tradition, and childhood memories make them a perfect go-to snack for any and all occasions.
Friday night? Pancakes.
Need to celebrate good news? Pancakes.
Missing home? Pancakes.
This week we celebrated Valentine’s Day with heart-shaped, strawberry and whip-cream topped pancakes. We also shared cute cards and had an underwear exchange. Fun!
As a happily single young woman, I find Valentine’s Day a sweet holiday to celebrate the love cultivated whatever season you find yourself in, watch classic movies like Little Women, and eat chocolate without restraint.
Send a card to your grandma, write a note to your roommate. Decorate with red and pink, or take yourself out on a date. Call your best friend, or buy tickets to visit the ones you haven’t seen in a while. Kiss your husband or make heart-shaped pancakes with your children. Sit in silence with your Savior, the greatest love of all, thankful that His love is faithful and unchanging. Celebrate the love in your life, wherever you find it, with something sweet or delectable or charming.
Vow to cultivate love now and in the season to come. Amidst the ugliness, tragedy, and brokenness, may you enjoy the comfort and rest you find with the ones you love, remembering Christ who first loved us, though we were far from him.