Saturday, February 13, 2016

A Day for Love

Valentine's Day was special in my house growing up.  My dad gave gifts to my mom and me, and when he passed, my mom kept up that tradition.  In turn, I realized that this was not just a day for romantic love and lovers, but for love in all its wonderful forms.


The lovely flowers were a treat I bought myself from Trader Joe's.  The cards are from two sweet friends.  


Yes, love shows up in many ways.  We just need to recognize it! 


20 comments:

  1. Happy Valentine's Day, Barb! xo Nellie

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  2. So true Barbara!Have a lovely weekend!

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  3. You are so right in love shows up in many ways, Barbara. Beautiful flowers.
    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  4. That tradition is another thing we have in common Barbara, my Dad always brought us Chocolate filled hearts… I have such fond memories of that love. Happy Valentine's Day!
    Baci, Mary

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  5. This sentiment is so true, Barbara. I love your pretty flowers, and the cards are such a thoughtful, and loving, gesture from your friends. I hope you enjoy your day tomorrow. :)

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  6. Amen! I love your flowers. I bought mine and turned to John and thanked him. Ha!

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  7. What a sweet post on LOVE, my friend! I bought myself some flowers from Trader Joe's, too. I'm finding that it's good to be kind to oneself. Your bouquet of flowers is beautiful!
    Happy Valentine's Day to you! ❤️

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  8. I agree, Barbara. There are many, many forms of love and Valentine's Day is a great reminder to show it. Love your TJ's flowers. The colors are gorgeous. I also love the memories you shared of your Dad buying you and your Mom gifts.
    Happy Valentine's Day to you.

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  9. The love of friends is so sweet, too. As I got older I got a gift on Valentines Day from my mother, and now I send one to my goddaughter. Wishing you a very warm and cozy Valentines Day!

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  10. I know the love of family and friends means everything to me!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  11. I agree with you. Happy S. Valentine' s Day to you!!!
    HUgs
    Alessandra

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  12. You a re so right Barbara. There are many forms to Valentine's Day. Buying flowers for yourself is nice. I do it all the time. Enjoy your treasured cards. xo

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  13. Absolutely!! Love takes many forms and it is good to celebrate it!!

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  14. I so agree. Thanks for your visit to my table post. I am SO ready for Spring! We are supposed to get to 70 tomorrow! I can't wait!!!

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  15. Hi, sweet lady...we are having warm weather here in West Texas but the spring winds are blowing like crazy....
    I love your post here...our country needs LOVE, too.
    xoxo

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  16. I totally agree with your sentiment, Barbara! Beautiful flowers! Loving gifts from loved ones are always so special! hugs, Poppy

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  17. So true! We tend to make it a family affair in our house, too. Trader Joes has the best flowers, don't they? Makes it easy to give yourself a gift! Thanks for visiting my blog earlier!

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  18. Oh yes, I adore flowers at home, even for no reason. I love the white milk glass flower vase.
    Thank you for dropping by to visit, you made my day!
    Have a blessed Sunday.
    FABBY

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  19. Beautiful flowers!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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