Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Sweetie Pies & Cutie Patooties

We're snowed in today with drifts about 4 feet high and power was out for a little while. We kept warm by baking some chocobanana monkey bread. Yum!

Gracie & I have been reading love notes sent from our friends (WE LOVE Hoops & Yoyo!) as well as her little Valentine books. Our favorite is Mac Lucado's "God Thinks You're Wonderful!" Here's a bit of this love letter from the Savior~

God is fond of you. If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it. If He had a refrigerator, your picutre would be on it.
1 Kings 10:9 Blessed be the Lord your God who has delighted in you...

It might be difficult for you to believe, but God knows your name. He has it written on His hand. Spoken by His mouth. Whispered by His lips.
Isaiah 49:16 I have written your name on my hand.

Never forget...that you aren't an accident or an are a gift to the world, a divine work of art signed by God.You were knit together. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth by the Master Craftsman.
Psalm 139:13 You knit me together in my mother's womb.

AND the following exerpt is originally from Pinch My Salt but I saw it on Singinole's site. Too good not to share~

And finally, I’d like to end this on a serious note. Today is a day when people who are in a relationship feel pressured to go overboard to prove their love through showerings of silly, and often ridiculously expensive, heart-shaped gifts while those who aren’t in a relationship feel shunned by a culture that still places so much importance on being part of a couple. Some couples
will probably get in fights today because one of them didn’t do enough to prove their affection while some single people are sitting at home crying because today is nothing but one giant reminder that they are missing out on everything in life because they haven’t yet found Mr. or Ms. Right. And what I’m writing isn’t going to change any of it. But, for a minute, can we stop
and think about the fact that people all over the world, right now as you’re reading this, are dying. Women are losing their husbands, men are losing their wives, children are losing their parents and perhaps worst of all, parents are losing their children.

What is most important is not that you remember to buy big presents for the ones you love. What is important is that they know how you feel every day. Because in this world, you never know which day will be the last. We all have someone to love, whether it’s a parent, child, friend, or lover. Call them today and let them know.

Please, by all means, celebrate love. But remember to do it every day. Happy Valentine’s Day!

"Celebrate love. But remember to do it every day" ...Good advice~
Happy Valentine's Day~


Carol said...

Good post, Carmen. I don't think a day has gone by in quite a long time that I haven't told my husband and children that I love them. We make that a point in our family, and I hope a lot of other families do it too.

Love to you and the Gracie girl!

P.S. I love Hoops and YoYo too. They crack me up.

Jennifer, Gabe and Gabi said...

Hey! Hope you survived the snow. Love your post.

karing1960 said...

Hi Carmen,
Hope you had lots of chocolate on V-Day. Much love,

Kristin said...


Love your thoughts, as always!

Love You and Gracie, More than you know!