Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Love Story Interrupted Creates A Valentine Bouquet

When I heard that Phyllis put up Valentine decorations right after she took down her Christmas decorations, I figured it must be a special holiday for her, but I didn't know why. When she wrote this, I understood.
 

A Reminder of God's Valentine 

Although my love story with George was interrupted by tragedy --- know that our love relationship with God will never be interrupted. Sometimes our love stories are temporary or vulnerable, but a love relationship with God is indestructable. God's Word is a love letter and it tells us of an amazing romance. God's love is an extraordinary love. Through Jesus, God's Son, they set the pattern for "True Love!"
"I have loved you with an everlasting love." Jeremiah 31:3
 
Last year I went to Hobby Lobby, bought red roses, heart picks, etc., and arranged them in my Mikasa vase. Now I will enjoy them every year. - A reminder of God's Valentine.

A Reminder of God's Valentine - Although my love story with George was interrupted by tragedy - know that our love relationship with God will never be interrupted. Sometimes our love stories are temporary or vulnerable, but a love relationship with God is indestructable. God's Word is a love letter and it tells us of an amazing romance. God's love is an extraordinary love. Through Jesus, God's Son, they set the pattern for "True Love!" "I have loved you with an everlasting love." Jeremiah 31:3 - Last year I went to Hobby Lobby, bought red roses, heart picks, etc., stuck them in my Mikasa vase. Now I will enjoy them every year. - A reminder of God's Valentine.
Photo by Phyllis Vavold
Please visit Phyllis's website---http://www.phyllisvavold.com/---simply click on this link. She has an amazing story of survival in her book Grace For The Raging Storm. I highly recommend it! Ask her about the new workbook too.  

Valentine's Day can be dreadful for widows, but transforming it like Phyllis has can give a widow something she'll enjoy throughout these cold winter days! I'll post this again, closer to Valentine's Day, but I wanted to give it to you today in case you'd like to use her idea. What a great excuse to get out and go shopping, right? :) Tomorrow I'll have some other ideas about Valentines Day too. Until then!
ferree

P.S. I'd love to see and maybe post your pictures too! Just email me at WCplace@gmail.com 

3 comments:

  1. I have been dreading Valentine's day. I did go through a lot of cards my dear husband gave me through the years the other night and oh the love that was in each and every card, Valentines, birthday, anniversary and whenever he felt like giving me a card.

    I look forward to more posts about handling Valentine's day.

    FlowerLady Lorraine

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  2. Hi Lorraine, Tomorrow we'll see a whole conversation about Valentines day. :) It sounds like your precious husband used the day to make sure you knew he'd always love you very much. hugs to you as you cherish your sweet memories.

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  3. What a lovely idea and what a beautiful arrangement Phyllis!Thanks for sharing that.


    Lorraine, It's wonderful that you kept all of those. As you read through them and feel the love that pours out of them..sometimes during those moments, those good feelings from reading them seem to replace the sadness..

    I have all the letters and cards my husband gave me. I scanned the letters/notes into my computer so that I would never lose them. I've been thinking of creating some sort of memory box or album to put them in.

    Ferree..looking forward to tomorrow's Valentine's Day posting. <3

    ~Cathy

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