Hello to you on this beautiful, warm and sunny Friday. There are only a couple of days before Valentine's day, so I thought that I would post these today, because on Valentine's Day, I want to show you one of the best Valentines gifts I could have ever received!
My mother was born in 1935 and these are the Valentines cards she received when she was a little girl. I think they are so cute, so I wanted to show them to you. The photos on the left hand page are of her mom and dad and the other one is of my dad's parents of some of his family.
Something else that I found in this old scrap book that belonged to my mom is this calendar and hand print from 1942.
Isn't this sweet? She would have been six or seven at the most when this was made. I treasure these small items, because they are a few of the things that I have that belonged to my mom. Mom has been gone for about fourteen years now, she died of a brain tumor. It took her very suddenly, she wasn't even aware that it was there and once she did know it was already robbing her of her faculties. And a couple of months later, she was gone. She was only a few years older than I am right now.
These little things serve to remind me to make the most of every day and to nurture relationships with my family members and my friends. None of us know how long we have, do we. I am not sad, though, because my mom was a devoted child of God. He was everything to her and had been since about the time that she made the little calendar, probably. Oh, the joys of knowing the Lord!
Have a wonderful weekend, my friends!
Love and Hugs,