|GOD IS LOVE. The key to my heart of Faith.|
|Vintage style heart|
with photo of my mom as a young girl
heart cut from tin ceiling and keys
|Glass Cloche, cake plate|
and mirrored pedestal
with "Germany" Valentine
|Vintage stand up Valentine|
|One of my bunny angels|
and Love ornament on the Valentine tree
|Favorites- Heart Books|
Seeing the photo of Mom as a little girl
and wondering about her Valentine celebrations.
Really don't have any stories to pass along from her era.....
and as visitors have viewed the Valentine tree
with my growing up collection of grade school Valentines..
they look with amazement that I still have them...…
they were treasured and kept in a heart box
and brought out often and unfolded and read--
perhaps my quiet times were pretty simple….
but the memories moved forward with me into adulthood
and I can still mentally capture the bedroom,
the light and the presence of opening each red gift.
And small tucked away treasures
will maybe someday delight another generation.
The collecting of memories to create a legacy
is really more about the intentional time
than the creative outlet.
And so, I take a moment to snap a photo,
to tell a small piece of the story-
that another generation
may hear heart throb echoes from the past.
And the greatest story to tell is that-
WE Love because HE FIRST LOVED US.
1 John 4:19