Tuesday, February 14, 2012

sweet love

tiny valentine greetings in unexpected places

          By this we know love,
that He laid down His life for us,
     and we ought to lay down 
       our lives  for the brothers.
                         1 John 3:16

Happy Valentine's Day
to each and every one of you.
What a perfect opportunity to remind those you love
of how much you love them!
There was a flurry of activity at our house yesterday...
a creative flurry
                                 of paper and scissors and fabric and computers and dirt,

a whole collection of miniature valentines

lovingly stitched by hand...

all to remind each other
of the love in this family.

so much love, all in one place!

how cute is this?!?

And each one of these works of heart are reminders of God's unfathomable love for us.
loving embroidery

Not only in the sweetness of family love, but in His gifts that make it all possible.

Life and health,
this day,
these resources,
time and energy...

we give thanks.

May we all be faithful emissaries in taking His love
beyond our four walls
to those outside who yearn for such a sweet gift,
such a sweet love...

"I have loved you with an everlasting love;
Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.

Jeremiah 31:3

with love,
 and with thanks to God
 for the gift of each of you
in our lives!

♥ The above is a revised edition of this post from February 2011 ♥


Kay said...

LOVELY! The most creative people all in one family! Hugs to all of you!

Judy said...

All I can say is WOW! You guys should all be working for Hallmark!! Or better yet have your own company!

us5 said...

Amy and Elise get the creativity credit for the bulk of these! i'm proud of them, and yes, they daydream of having an etsy shop together someday...

Rosalie said...

So impressive! Love to all.