Friday, February 12, 2010

a valentine for you.

love is different than you think. (caedmon's call)

this is what i DO know about love.

love never gives up.
love cares more for others than for self.
love doesn't want what it doesn't have.
love doesn't strut,
doesn't have a swelled head,
doesn't force itself on others,
isn't always "me first,"
doesn't fly off the handle,
doesn't keep score of the sins of others,
doesn't revel when others grovel,
takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
puts up with anything,
trusts God always,
always looks for the best,
never looks back,
but keeps going to the end.
(1 cor 13:4-7, the message)

love is a beautiful thing. and it's a gift.

in celebration of valentine's day, i put on this pink necklace:

painted my toenails for valentine's puddle splashing (hey, i'm in oregon. this is what we do. :)):

and made a few cards, not skimping on the glitter glue.

no matter if you have someone to celebrate with this year or not, whether this is a fun excuse to get out or just a cliche greeting-store holiday, i hope you think about love a little bit over these next few days and appreciate what a sustaining, beautiful thing it is to give and receive love throughout life. yay, love. what a grand idea. :)


The Hastings Family said...

HI Nan,

Just wanted to tell you how much I love you! You are a special young women and a wonderful niece. Happy Happy Valentines Day!

Love and hugs,

Auntie Robin

//nancy said...

auntie robin,

thanks so much and happy valentines day to you too! love you back.