Valentines Day 2015
I bet everyone could find sentiments of
tucked away in a Bible,
or a book,
or stuffed into a purse left on a
shelf in the closet,
of love poked into a discarded purse ....
stub from a paid water bill from last year,
chewing gum wrappers,
receipt from the Mexican restaurant you last shared chips and salsa before the main course,
a comb with most teeth missing,
and a crumpled up note he sent ...
apologizing for being angry,
dated Feb. 14th
Kiss and Make Up Sessions
I'm glad I decided to finally clear away the items on the shelf where I
put things I no longer wanted, items to donate to
the second hand store.
The purse .... emptied out onto the floor,
and out fell the last Valentine cards he gave me.
I sat on the closet floor and read them ......
unending love and
kiss and make up sessions. So clever
and so like him .....
not gushy or overly sentimental.
I opened my keepsake drawer,
rummaged through envelopes,
albums and ......
found the last card I bought for him for
Feb. 14, 2009
I never had a chance to give it to him.
Sept. 15, 1935 - Feb. 3, 2009
But I put it on the bulletin board, along with
a Valentine from Mexico,
A reminder of two little people scaling
great heights, overcoming huge obstacles.
Speaks for itself.......
A promise ........
Blessings from friends before one of our ocean journeys.
Eldon's favorite saying .......
"I always wanted to be a cowboy and a sailor"... (thanks Dean.)
This was my bulletin board
the first year
after our last
It held lovely reminders of our
love, lives, devotion, tears and joy.
isn't that what a bulletin board is supposed to hold and
Valentines Cards meant to express?
Love and blessings to all
on this upcoming