Thursday, February 14, 2013

i {heart} valentine's day

I love Valentine's Day!  From Valentine's breakfast to Valentine's dinner, I'm like a little girl anxiously waiting to open her homemade Valentine's box to see all of her "mail."

Alan and I usually exchange 2 cards:  a funny one and a lovey-dovey one.  I have kept every Valentine he has given me since we began dating in 1977.  Over the years, his "funny" cards have become more and more...uh...you know...suggestive.   I've sent most of them through the shredder out of respect for our sons who will someday have to sort through our "estate."   Alan thinks that if the boys found some of the "funny" cards years from now, they would be happy knowing that their parents truly, deeply, madly loved (or "loved on" as the case may be) each other.  You can go ahead and thank me now, boys.  I have purposely saved you from years of therapy. [Bryce, let's just go with the "turtle mating" theory.]

I've been collecting Valentine's candy boxes for several years.  Alan loves to order chocolates from hoity-toity stores.  The chocolates are exquisite, and the boxes are suh-weet!  The 3 red boxes in the back are all made from homemade paper or papier machet.


This was a rather unremarkable box that I turned into a keepsake.  The quote is from one of our favorite poems "I Meant to do My Work Today" by Richard LeGallienne.  I placed pearl pins over some of the places we've traveled.

These are some of my most treasured Valentines.  They are simple hearts cut from posterboard and then decorated with yarn.  They were made in Meem's art classes about 25 years ago.  I love, love, love children's art!

Oh, Friend of Mine!  You are adored!  You are worthy of unfailing, perfect love.
Happy Valentine's Day!
I love you!
cel

Psalm 36:5
Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the skies

2 comments:

Jeff said...

How about a pearl pin for Dubai! We would love to have you and promise it would be a trip of a life time!

-Cindy

Carolyn Lackey said...

I would LOVE to put a pearl on Dubai! That would be a trip of a lifetime!