On this Valentines Day, I thought I would share a memory book that I made that features some of the things that I love. So I hope that you enjoy my "Book of Love"
On the left is a page honoring God with the hymn "Love Divine", on the right a tribute to my parents with their picture and a valentine poem. The first and last verses
My mother made a Valentine
So very long ago
And decked it out all prettily
Like for a special beau.
I felt like laughing out for joy
My childish heart was glad!
Mom's special valentine would go
To a special beau named "Dad". (Lucille King)
Next I salute my children on the left and my grandchildren on the right with thoughts and poems
The wonder of a miracle
From which this love began..
There is so much found in the touch
Of holding a grandchild's hand.
Of course, I have to mention my dog and things I love to do--create, sew, craft, express my feelings in art and poetry
And I acknowledge my love of the beauty of creation, the wonderful sights I have witnessed, and the beauty that is around me.
I had just one more poem to include in this salute to love. It recognizes my heritage and honors my grandma.
Grandma's book of valentines
Rekindles memory's flame
Of days when she was just a girl
And life a happy game...
A book of antique valentines
That reaches back in time
To tell the tales of yesteryear
In illustrated rhyme. (Shirley Sallay)