Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentines!

I love you,
Not only for what you are

But for what I am when I am with you.

I love you,
Not only for what
You have made of yourself
But for what
You are making of me.

I love you,
For the part of me
That you bring out.
I love you,
For putting your hand
Into my heaped-up heart
And passing over
All the foolish, weak things
That you can't help
Dimly seeing there,
And for drawing out
Into the light
All the beautiful belongings
That no one else had looked
Quite far enough to find.

I love you because you
Are helping me to make
Of the lumber of my life
Not a tavern
But a temple;
Out of the works
Of my every day
Not a reproach
But a song.

Roy Croft

I love Valentines Day!  I love everything about it....the opportunity to express my love to others who are treasured in my life!  My first Valentine card from my sweetheart, my husband came after only knowing him for two weeks in 1972.  We had actually only had one date at the time but he gave me a beautiful "soft touch" card which was expensive and beautiful at the time for college students!  He had counted up the minutes, hours, and days he had known me and proclaimed how knowing me had changed his life!  He was so sweet with his words!  I was totally blown away by this surpise.  From that moment on, we basically were together!  Love at first sight! 

Through the years the memories of other events centered around the special day to celebrate LOVE makes Valentines Day one of my favorite holidays.  If you are looking for a romantic film to watch with your sweetie or girlfriends, I will list a few below!  Whatever you do though, I hope your day is filled with LOVE and JOY!  Love and joy to you my friends!!!

Favorite Films for Valentines (or anytime)

The Young Victoria
The Notebook
Love Story
Pride and Prejudice
Dr. Zivago
Coco Before Chanel

Wedding Scene from The Young Victoria
(Tears everytime)