Monday, February 14, 2011

A Day of Love

One of the best things about holidays and blogging is that I can look back at past posts and see how much my kids have grown.

2 years ago, I posted pictures of my kids just being together. Pictures of my husband. Love.

Last year, we got to attend a special event at The Children's Museum.

This year, I don't yet have pictures to share. We didn't take the kids anywhere special. No big dinners out, no special trips or events.

But I get to look back at past years and appreciate how they've changed.

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If you're looking some love inspiration, swing over to my friend Amy's blog- The Fourth Frog. I really liked her post today. Best of all, I clicked on the video she posted and while the song played, I scrolled down and read a beautiful post she wrote for the occasion of the birthdays of 2 of her kids.

Another blog to recommend is a new one started by a friend I've known online for a few years now. I highlighted her in my "Mother Who Move Me" series, too. She has started a new project that she is blogging about- 365 days of pampering. She believes that it is important to take even a few minutes for yourself each day and she's going to share easy ideas on ways to do just that. So check out The Pampered Mama. Also, "like" Pampered Mama on Facebook because Anne is doing a special giveaway- when she reaches 100 followers, she'll draw a name and the winner gets some Burt's Bees hand cream!

Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. - Robert Heinlein

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart)
i am never without it (anywhere i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)
i fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet)
i want no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart) e.e. cummings

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. - Friedrich Nietzsche

If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. - Maya Angelou

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8a

Happy Valentine's Day to you! I hope you are reminded of how you are loved today and that you go out and remind the people in your life that you love them!



C. Beth said...

Zach in particular has grown up so much in the last year! Happy anniversary!

Beth Zimmerman said...

Happy Valentines Day, Liz! :)

Garret said...

Happy Valentine's Day or as Jim says, "Happy VD".

Karen M. Peterson said...

Your kids are just so darned cute.

Pampering every single day? Sign me up!

Anne K. said...

Happy belated Valentine's Day. Thank you so much for thinking of mentioning me. :-)