The Story of Us

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Valentine’s Day is special to me.

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It was on Valentine’s Day in 1987 that Dearest asked me to marry him. 

Yes, yes…a thousand times yes! My heart rang out –

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on our wedding day…

long before that scene was dreamed of in Pride and Prejudice…one of our favorite movies.

We were young and excited. We did an unusual thing, we worked together on our wedding.

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A romantic Valentines tablescape is easy to set with candles and roses. Just a couple roses for the petals to be strewn all over the table – a romantic touch.

It was a simple affair – both of us far from home – we married at our church just four months later. Not only did we plan all the details to our wedding, but Dearest chose my wedding dress.

Not very conventional at all.

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Coffee Filter Rose and Lace Heart-shaped Wreath adds romance to this setting

It was fun, there were a few glitches – the wedding was 45 minutes late – one of the causes was the florist I chose left out an important part of my order, the flowers for the wedding cake. I had wanted real flowers – so off I went in search of flowers – me!

We laugh at it all now.

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Actually,  our life has been filled with a lot of laughter since. Three children later, a few moves here and there – our love for one another continues to grow. What’s more,  we have a few sayings that are just between us.

‘Everyone’s weird but us’.

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‘You know what’.

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Are just a couple one liners, in fun and in love…just between us.

A lot of the times we embarrass our children – by our expressions of love. But, to me, I think it brings them joy and security knowing how much we love each other and hopefully an example for what they can look forward to.

Now its just the two of us, for the most of the time.

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We work together, we plan together, we play together and we love our life together. God has blessed us so much.

I think the secret is

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The Story of Us…memory book filled with pictures, cards, notes of our life together

that we planted our feet – metaphorically – long ago knowing that no matter what we would work through any and every thing together and we placed God in the center of our relationship and of our home. A threefold cord cannot be broken.

Dearest gave me a wonderful compliment many years ago. We were laughing and talking and he looked at me and said, ‘when we get to heaven I hope God gives me a home right next to yours’. Forever love.

There have been a few thorns among the roses in our lives,

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but they have been ones that taught us things and made us stronger. What soever is ….think on these things; love beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things and endureth all things...

As long as we place God in the center of our lives,

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as long as we practice what God has taught us about love. I know, someday we will rejoice with joy of our life here on earth and laugh and sing a lot in eternity.

The Story of Us


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This is a simple craft. You can take any memory or scrapbook album and make it yours. Cover the book with your craft paper of choice. I chose white to blend with the graphic. I found this graphic frame and romantic graphic with the doves at The Graphics Fairy. The font I used was Pinyon Script. I used Pixlr to layer the graphics and to add the font. 

I will share a step-by-step tutorial on how I made the Coffee Filter Rose Heart-shaped wreath later this week.

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