Saturday, February 12, 2011

Happy EARLY Valentine's Day!

Junie B. Jones likes to say "Happy Valentime's Day!" (If you are not familiar with Junie, she is a character in a book series by Barbara Park.

I read these to my class and most of the time they don't get the Valentine/Valentime mix up! I try to explain it and they just stare at me. But it makes me giggle.
Friday one of my little 8 year old girls came up and said, "I have your Valentine present!" I said, "Oh how nice, I'll open it on Monday!"  Oh no no no, she wanted me to have it then. So she handed me this....

 I said, "Oh my T____, thank you so much!" She proceeded to tell me I was holding it upside down and that she had made it for me and to read the note attached.

I did and then gushed and gushed about how special it was. It will now reside in my drawer of  "Most Special Gifts to the Teacher!" My daughters loved it and they all said "OHHHHHH how sweet". That is exactly right! So that was my EARLY Valentine present.

My other EARLY present which will be at a LATER date is from my hubby. He got us tickets in April to see Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks in concert. YIPPEE! (Yes, we are products of the 70's era!) Please someone out there tell me you understand my excitement!

And I had to give my girls one of their favorite goodies on V Day EARLY. They do NOT last long at our house.

And I had to get my baby boy who is 23 his new addiction!

Valentine's Day is such a fun, no stress, colorful holiday. I hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend with the "loves" of your life.

Today it was in the upper 40's at least and the melting has begun. And tomorrow is predicted to be upper 50's and possibly will hit the 60's?  WOW! That will be awesome and definitely worth getting outside for. Could Spring be on its way? I wonder if the birds, geese, etc. have begun their migration back north? We have a field on our way to church that we watch for the snow geese to make a stop in on their way back. It lets us know we are getting close to Spring. 

Blessings for a wonderful Lord's Day tomorrow. 
I will close with verses about the most perfect love of all......
Bible Verses on Love - God’s Love For Us
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,[a] that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. - John 3:16

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. - Galatians 2:20

Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands. - Deuteronomy 7:9

For the LORD loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. . . - Psalm 37:28

I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. - Proverbs 8:17

This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. – 1 John 4:9-11

Bible Verses on Love – Love for God
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. - 1 John 4:16

We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. – 1 John 4:19-20

This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother. - 1 John 3:10

No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money. - Matthew 6:24

So be very careful to love the LORD your God. - Joshua 23:11

I love you, O LORD, my strength. - Psalm 18:1

Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' – Matthew 22:37-39


A Gardner's Cottage said...

That is so sweet! Love the heart of a child. We loved Junie B. Jones at our house. Now, the book of choice is Twilight. My how things can change. Have a great week end.


Life In a Little House said...

ok first let me say YOUR GOING TO SEE STEVIE NICKS????? AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I am so excited for you!!!!! Oh I want to go!! I just said the other day if I had a deeper voice was a few inches shorter and had blond hair I would so be Stevie Nicks I am a huge fan of hers!!(love Fleetwood Mac one of my faves!) :) And that is the cutest art sculpture from your student how sweet!! Enjoy your spring warm up and a Very Happy Valentines Day ~Love Heather

PBKISSES said...

That is the cutest present and note. Can't you just see her all hunkered down working on her special valentine just for YOU! You are so right about it being a no stress holiday--just pure sweet fun.....and CHOCOLATE. What's not to like??

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Oh I love the present~ how sweet.

I hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day~ Sweet Friend!