"What a grand thing to be loved!
What a grander thing still to love."
Love suffereth long, and is kind; Love envieth not;
Love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up. Doth not behave itself unseemly,
seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; beareth all things,
believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things,
Love never faileth. ---I Corinthians 13:4-8 KJV
I spent the weekend at Anne and Andy's house. Really! That's the real names of Ted's sweet daughter and her husband. We were housesitting, and looking after the animals.
They have an extensive collection of Raggedy Anns and Andys, because we all get a kick out of hunting for unusual or vintage ones for gifts, and they like buying unique ones for each other also..
It's so cute!
This is a loving home, you can feel it everywhere! It is such a wonderful family!
I missed the grandchildren terribly,
but, (sshhh!, don't tell I was playing with their dolls) I amused myself by having a tea party with their little friends.
Then I went shopping at our brand new Hobby Lobby near their home. Love was in the air at the store! In every department I saw Love. I heard Love in the background music. I even saw Love in the faces of the customers!
Wow! Lots of love inspiration for gifts, and love things for the home!
Wouldn't this be cute to serve tea to my girlfriends?
For my sweethearts, I'll bake some love cookies!
Ted and I stopped at Larry's II in town, for some refreshments.
Their dessert case has scrumptious muffins, pies
and chocolate-covered strawberries!
There's a little cafe there, where the sweetest young people
will serve you all sorts of fancy coffee drinks,
or make you a fabulous crepe dessert!
Later, Ted's other lovely daughter gave me a pretty little plant,
from our darling little granddaughters.
Spending the evening with them was such a delight.
It's beautiful to see the two little sisters playing and sharing
so nicely together, lovingly caring for their baby dolls.
The love of family is so important to us. We like to encourage
the young parents to go out occasionally, because we love
spending time with the kids, and feel that our married kids should
still go out on romantic dates alone as often as possible!
I am so blessed, because I love, and I am loved.
There is no difficulty that love will not conquer
no disease that enough love will not heal
no door that enough love will not open
no gulf that enough love will not bridge
no wall that enough love will not throw down
no sin that enough love will not redeem.
It makes no difference
how deeply seated may be the trouble
how hopeless the outlook
how muddled the tangle
how great the mistake
A sufficient amount of love
will dissolve it all.
If only you could love enough
you would be
and most powerful being
in the world.
I wish you love! That you may know and feel God's love-
because He loves you no matter what!
May you have the love of friends----to have a friend, you just have to be one! And someone special to love, on Valentine's Day and everyday!