Why Valentines’ Day is hard.

Each year when February 14 rolls around, I'm reminded of love that is lost. Of love that should-have-been; could-have-been. Not just relationships that could've flourished but didn't - but Love that didn't weather the cracks. Love that should have rained down on the people who need it the most.

This is (not) what Love looks like.

"C. S. Lewis’ stepson Douglas Gresham said, 'The curse of humanity is that every human relationship ends in pain.' Love is not pretty, and it is not pink. But my hope is that some day I will not be afraid to give love and receive love." - Krisi Johnson, Prodigal Magazine As a child, I …