Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day....


I just returned from a weekend with my sister Jana. We had a wonderful time as she always makes me laugh and for a brief time forget what this weekend represented - special time with my husband. As I have said before Warren made Valentine's Day a very special time and so I try to just get through the day, but the children don't understand and so for them the festivities go on.... Jana had them make cards for me and they expressed their wonderful love for Mommy. What a treasure! I was blessed as I read the cards. Chloe always finds a unique way of saying something special like when she said "I don't need you skinny, mommy, I love you just the way you are." Those are always the special words from my precious girl. Today was no different and she wrote: "I like to have a mom just like you". I love her precious ways and innocent love. Spencer colored me a beautiful picture of the sky with 3 figures in the clouds: God, Daddy and Jesus, oh, with a caterpillar and spider at the bottom. Maddie, over and over, expressed her love for me with words and hearts. This is the precious love of Valentine's Day. In my sadness for what I am missing, God said, "but, look what you have" These are now the treasured cards I keep hidden to my heart. I hope you had a wonderful day, and treasured the precious valentine's you have whether adult and/or children. Happy Valentine's Day Warren, I love and miss you!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your precious words. Know it was difficult and we all prayed for you. Love the picture. It turned out great. Love you, Mom

Kelly said...

Sounds like you have the sweetest kids!! I love the honesty and love of a child. My boys got me a card with a lady looking wacko and ready to pull her hair out. In it, it said, " Happy Valentine's Day from the ones who usually caused you to make this face." I couldn't stop laughing since it is so true.

Praying and thinking of you often!!

Jana said...

Sounds like Chloe and her Uncle Alex are one in the same~

"Jana, I don't want a skinny wife. I just want you!"

Isn't that sweet???

Blessings From Above said...

We've been praying for you! I can't believe how big your kids are getting!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry we do not see each other alot, but I do think of you and the children often as well as Warren. I still miss and think of him, trying to get use to not seeing him again down here, but oh what a glorious reunion we have to look forward to.I know the day was difficult but God is seeing you thru all of those days. The children are beautiful. I look forward to seeing you and the children this year.

Love,
Aunt Sharon

Anonymous said...

Dear Tana,

Thinking of you today and just want to say hello again. Your children are beautiful (inside and out) - the new pics are super. Thank you for your messages as they help direct our prayers and help us to feel like we know a little of how you are. You can pray for us too as Melisa is expecting a new little one in Nov. Please feel free to ask your parents to pray for us if you like - I know I truly truly appreciate their prayers.

Ryan and crew