Why love, if losing hurts so much? We love to know that we are not alone. ~~C.S. Lewis
We don't like to be told what to do around here. Though life doesn't always afford our way, sometimes we get it anyhow. Because a blue sky day greeted us this morning, we declared today Valentine's Day.
I am like a falling star who has finally found her place next to another in a lovely constellation, where we will sparkle in the heavens forever. ~~Amy Tan
Moisture puffing along in the sky gave variation to the clear blue. It was a sign to expect the unexpected.
Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction. ~~Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Choosing to forego the usual chocolates or chalky conversation hearts - 'U R 4 Me!' 'IM Me!' 'B Mine!' 'Hot Stuff!' Phooey! - I landed on a bright idea. To the whimsical tea house the girls and I would go after an orthodontist appointment. I'd been to the tea house with Pam and her mom, but was saving such an adventure for the girls until the perfect opportunity presented itself. Today would be the day. I wanted to give each daughter a Valentine to remember.
While I enjoyed a cozied pot of vanilla chai tea, the girls delighted in hot cocoa. Delicious, freshly-made tomato basil soup nourished already joyous spirits.Dessert? Morning-baked scones...
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each includes the other, each is enriched by the other. ~~ Felix Adler
...dolloped with Devonshire Cream...
Love doesn't make the world go 'round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile. ~~ Franklin P. Jones
...smothered in Oregon Berry jam. Oh my.
You are my beloved and you are my friend. ~~ Song of SolomonDon't feel sorry for Tom. On our homecoming he was presented a bowl of hot soup, a large cup of tea, a special gift from me, and the scone you see in the photos. He smiled. Really big!
Love does not die easily. It is a living thing. It thrives in the face of all of life's hazards, save one -- neglect. ~~ James D. BrydenSpring birds chirping, higher sun beaming, new grass growing. Love all around. Mushy, sappy, grinning love.