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Saturday, 14 February 2015

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day!

I couldn't resist sharing this beautiful heart of rose petals with you which I found on the 'Net. 

Valentines Day is one of those special days when cupid is very busy. A friend of ours who works at a flower shop claims this is the busiest day of the year for him. I think that's marvelous!

Valentines Day isn't just for lovers however. It's for sons who want to bless their moms with something special just to let her know she's special. It's for children who exchange valentine cards at parties and it's for those who want to do a little something extra for those they love.

I know Valentines Day can be a lonely day for those who have lost someone important to them. I have a friend who lost his wife to cancer and I know she is always close in his thoughts on this day. 

I also know there are shut-ins who have nobody. No family or friends close by to share the day with them. If you know someone like that then do something nice and bless one of them with a card or a flower. Who says Valentines Day is just for lovers?

Every year I get my mom a Valentine card and a bouquet of flowers and it makes her day. She is in a Home now and my father as well as all of her friends are gone. 

The Home is filled with folks who are lonely and my heart breaks for them. 

Have you watched the movie, The Notebook? It is a wonderful story about young love in which the young couple grows old together and eventually she gets lost except for glimpses of the past which come back to her when he reads their story to her. 

Keep in mind the old folks of today. They were once young and vibrant and full of life and vigor. 

Love is in the air and it is for everyone!

Have a lovely Valentines Day weekend dear friends and remember to thank God for His extravagant love for you.  

A bell is no bell 'til you ring it,
A song is no song 'til you sing it,
And love in your heart
Wasn't put there to stay -
Love isn't love
'Til you give it away.~ Oscar Hammerstein, The Sound of Music 

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. what a wonderful idea, for your mum. I must remember that for future years.

  2. What a lovely post for Valentine's day Sandi, I truly agree.

    Hope you have a wonderful day!

  3. What beautiful words you have given us to give good thought too. I send out Valentine cards to loved ones and friends as well. Everyone needs to feel special.

  4. Happy Valentine's Day, Sandi! I completely agree that we should celebrate all types of love--romantic, family, and friendship--on February 14th.

  5. What a wonderful post for Valentine's Day, Sandi. I can't wait for you to see what my sweet son made for me as a surprise this morning. I will share it at your party. I hope you and your sweetheart had a Happy Valentine's Day.

  6. Very thoughtful and sweet post, Sandi. Thank you for sharing!

  7. I love your sweet post Sandi. I hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day.


  8. Thank you, Sandi. This is one of a handful of posts that I have really felt captured the real sentiment of this Valentine's Day.

  9. Beautiful picture and thoughtful post! We used to minister in a nursing home. It was wonderful and awful at the same time. I wouldn't trade our time there for anything.

  10. Totally agree with you about remembering others on this day. During my single years, I always did something for someone else on V-Day, as it kept my mind off the fact I hadn't yet found my mate. It was such a lovely tradition that I've kept it up!

  11. That was such a sweet post. Hope you had a great day.

  12. That is such a great reminder for us to think of others during special weekends like this. Its hard to be on your own most of the time, but you really feel the lonesomeness on this day.

  13. Beautiful heart! Happy S. Valentine's day to you.


I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY! ~ Sandi