The story of ‘O Perfect Love’
Many years ago when I was in the eighth grade, the highlight of February was looking forward to Valentine’s Day. At the end of the day we had the party and passed out those special little envelopes. Would I get as many as my best friend received? Would a certain boy send me one?
On the Feb. 14 page in my 1948 diary, I wrote about a great event: “Got cute valentines from Don and Ernest.”
With red ink I circled each of their names with a heart. But they were very short-term boyfriends.
In the years that have passed, my husband, Woody, and I have expressed our love in many valentines. On our wedding day, June 10, 1955, at the Lake Junaluska chapel, we took those sacred vows, “to love and to cherish ‘til death us do part.”
One of the hymns we chose to be sung was “O Perfect Love.” Since it is ...