Thursday, February 11, 2010

valentine's day tea

dear emily,

shelby, hailey, and i had such a fun time at your beautiful tea
party!  we especially loved our homemade valentines with the
childrens' photos.  your festive table was lovely, set with mixed
patterns of antique china, ropey red candles made my #2, and
colorful candies in gorgeous, earthy pottery.

my heart was warmed that #1 invited me to sit beside him, and
then leaned into me the whole time.  what an enchanting little

hans wanted me to tell #3 that he thought my hair looked so
pretty all pink, purple, and fluffy.  when she spied hailey's
mass of dark hair, she thrust her hands deep into it and said
very quietly, "this might hurt a little bit."

it was funny that when i asked if the kids had been learning any
valentine's verses, they all had blank looks on their faces.  but,
when you prompted them, "she means love verses," they perked
right up.  love is something they can boast about, even though,
"love does not boast!" 1 corinthians 13:4

the party's love theme was not diminished a bit by all the detailed
accounts of gory cuts, scrapes, stitches, staples, cracked heads, or
broken arms and legs.  after all, as #1 stated, "what's a party unless
you have really good stories?"

my favorite part?  sweet #4 signing for 'more' with little 'deedles',
crawling back and forth, trying to keep up with all the jumping,
catching, and twirling.  his chubby little arms were stretched out
longingly for the wiggly, flashing ball, and sure enough, #2 gave
his to him.  "love is patient, love is kind."  1 corinthians 13:4

a loving time was had by all,


All My Yesterdays said...

Sounds like a fun time was had by all (O:

sonja said...

I'm so glad you stopped by at my page! It prompted me to link over here and see this blog full of so many words of wisdom to a very blessed 'Emily'. I love that you are doing this, and it will be such a joy for her to take these ideas and share them again, with her family. I have a hunch that lots of people will be encouarged as they see this blog.



Auntie Cake said...

Thanks for stopping by so I could stop by here and read all your sweet encouraging words. I never pass on tidbits of wisdom! (need all the help I can get!!!)

Have a wonderful Valentine's weekend filled with lots of love and laughter.
And yes #1, parties are much better with good stories! Even hazardous ones!

Melissa Lester said...

Thank you for your sweet comment tonight. I enjoyed reading about your Valentine tea. It sounds like it was lovely and memorable for all!

Natasha said...

I just wanted to pop in to wish you a very Happy valentine's day!

Best wishes always,

Joan Elizabeth said...

A lovely reminder of the many types of love

kim said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. Yours is very insightful and I will come back again to learn some more. I read the story before this one, too. Did not know the writer of Joy to the World was a short ugly man. My dad always told me you should learn something new everyday and I just did.

Anonymous said...

oh, yes, a loving time was had by all! Thank you so much for your sweet presence in our lives--the little ones love you dearly, as do I. em