Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Heart Day

Happy Valentines Day, everyone! 

Our family actually celebrated Valentines Day 2 weeks ago.  Since we knew we would be dieting by now, we enjoyed our boxes of chocolates at that time so we wouldn't feel deprived when the holiday rolled around.  Since Jacob has joined Sarah and me on the hCG diet this time, only Dylan is able to indulge himself in the foods now forbidden to us!

Because we had celebrated early, I didn't expect this morning to be anything other than a typical Sunday morning of preparing to attend church.

Then I walked through the kitchen in the middle of the night and found these beautiful roses and a sweet note from my lovely daughter Sarah.  What a touching surprise!

Her note, written in pink crayon, says simply, " Happy Valentine's Day, Mom!!  I love you!"  Of course, it made my day!

And here are my favorite three Valentines:

We made these signs to send a Valentines greeting to my niece and nephew, Savannah (Savii) and Rhett, who live in Mesa.  We have seen Savii and Rhett only a handful of times since their parents divorced more than 10 years ago.  They were just children then, and we've missed so much being able to watch them grow up.

A few weeks ago I was surprised and thrilled to receive a letter from Savii, expressing her desire to reestablish contact with her dad's side of the family.  She is now a beautiful young woman of 17 years and Rhett is already a good-looking young man of age 13.  Since Savii's letter, we have communicated via letters and emails and emailed photos, and exchanged promises to get together when we find ourselves in the same towns.  We are all so excited to be a part of their lives again!


We hope you had a wonderful day of feeling cherished and being pampered by those you love!  We "heart" you all!!

3 comments:

Jill said...

We celebrated Valentine's day a few weeks ago too. I thought we were the only ones who did that.

You have many wonderful qualities Mary, but another one that I have always loved and admired, is your determination to keep your extended family close. Does not surprise me at all that you are making efforts to get close to Savannah and Rhett, as you do with all of your family. Oh my, are they 13 and 17 now??? I remember when they were born.

ashley broomall said...

i have thought a lot about savannah and rhett. i haven't seen them in so long and i can't believe she's 17! wow!
and what a sweet surprise from sarah! flowers are alwways nice. :)
as far as the little mailboxes, i got those at target about a month ago in their dollar section. i was so happy to find them! if i happen to see any again i could definitely grab a few for you.

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