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Thursday, February 14, 2008


Please stop by DEENA'S at AM I PRETTY IN PINK and share with her, some of your joys of the day. She has asked us for that and she has also shared HER joys of today. She is such a courageous sweetheart.

For the beautiful and lovely story about St. Valentine's Day, skip over to ANITA'S blog, PRAIRIE DREAMS, and read her research of the subject. You will be thrilled that you did.....I sure was. Wish her a Happy SAINT Valentine's Day.....THANKS, ANITA!!


Below is my SWEET heart, my lifeline....This is the strength that sat beside my bed during my hospital stays, all day long and would have gladly spent the night in a recliner if I had needed him to or even asked.....because he cares.

He is the one that had my bedroom all ready when I came home from the hospital....clean sheets and all....

All nice and neat and straight because he knows that's the way I like it and....he cares

He is the one that has kept my cup full of Raspberry tea, while I sit with my leg propped up to help with swelling..... simply because he cares.

He is the one that bought this lovely book for me because he knows I consider my being a Grandmother my profession....(Webster says profession; "occupation requiring special study") because he knew I would just love it. He knows my being a Grandmother is one of my most cherished blessings. Can you see that I consider this lovely book more romantic than a hugh box of Valentine candy. Oh, I will love the candy he is sure to just will not be as SWEET as the thoughts he gives me each day. ...just because he cares. That is romance to me.

He is the one, that when my appetite is so slow to come back after surgery, that brings me sweet, ripe grapes and peanut butter and of my favorite of all times snacks.....because he cares.

He is the one that when I just can not stand the thought of eating, even if it's been all day, goes to the grocery store and comes back with fresh strawberries, Angel Food cake and whipped creme to tempt me into eating......because he cares! Can you see that this lovely gesture will always be more romantic to me than a vase of flowers? Oh, and don't misunderstand...I do love flowers...but I love the fact that I have romance in so many other ways all the time. That is a fabulous feeling.
He is the one that jumps up early and makes Pecan Waffles because he wants me to start my healing process by eating good and knows there is not much else in the world that I love more than Pecan Waffles....because he cares...

He is the one that hunts for a pretty plate to serve me with....because he cares. Can you see how much more romantic this is to ME than going out to eat? The time and thought he puts into caring for me is just a very romantic thing. Oh, I do love going out to's just that, to me, the romance of it all is in the daily things. Romance comes in all forms.....

WEBSTER defines romance as:
A Latin word meaning (1) A tale of love, (2) An exciting quality, (3) A love affair, and (4) To make love to
I define it as a Sweet Hubby that is ALWAYS there for you, watches over you, makes you happy, protects you and.....CARES.

I guess what I am trying to say is that ROMANCE isn't ALL about flowers, poems, music, candy, candlelight dinners, having a passion filled night on silk sheets. All these EXTRA things surely add to the romantic side of life, there is no doubt.

To my way of thinking, it is sometimes the little every day things that go on between a man and a woman that doesn't SEEM romantic in the the time. But when they are all added together, sometimes we are able to see that..." romantic is this whole, entire life of mine...just because he cares!"



Karen H. said...

Good Morning BJ,
"HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY"!!!! I love the Card at the top and I took a copy because I have some others that I will share tomorrow since I have already done my post for today. You do have a wonderful Valentine and his love shows by the way he treats you. Romance is everyday by just being with the one your with. It's not all about the material things in life as you said. I'm so glad you have a wonderful Valentine to take care of you. When you have time, stop by. I have a Valentine's Wreath and Friendship Banner for everyone on my today's post. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Kathleen Grace said...

You are truly blessed BJ. Not many have what you do. My husband is like yours, always caring and taking care of me in so many ways every day. It is so much more than flowers and candy, Happy Valentines day to you!

Anita said...

Happy Valentine's Day!! :)
I have 4 or 5 old valentines from the 40s that I love... all of them with moveable parts! I should have dug them out and posted pics.. maybe I'll do that this afternoon!

Tammy B. said...

How wonderful to have such a sweet Valentine all year long !! To know that our husbands love us and are there for us is one of those amazing gifts from God.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Sweet Valentine's Day to you! You and your Hubby sound like you were made for one sweet you both are:-) ((hugs)) Rosie

Adrienne said...

Happy Valentine's Day, BJ. I hope you have a wonderful day. Yes, you are blessed! And I am, too. I have a sweetheart who does those same kind of things for me. Because he cares. Because he loves me. ~Adrienne~

Julie said...

I have been away covering a horse show and now am playing catch up on my favorite blogs! What a great post! Happy Valentine's Day!

Mary said...

Awww, dang it, bj, you went and made me cry -- that was SO sweet!

Wishing you and your terrific hubby a wonderfully sweet day!

Donna said...

You are so blessed! What a sweet hubby you have! Happy Valentine's Day!

Back Through Time said...

Such a sweet post!!
Happy Valentine's Day!!

SweetAnnee said...

Oh how wonderful of a post..
You are truly blessed dear BJ.

God gave you (and me) the best husband's
for us ..who love us EACH and EVERY day.

Hug him tight..tell him I thank him for taking
such good care of you!!


Linda said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you. You are blessed with a sweet husband as he is blessed to have you.
Enjoy this wonderful day. Hugs, Linda

Glo said...

Lovely post. Have a great Valentine's Day.

Hope said...

Happy Valentine's Day, BJ! May your day be sweet!

What a loving tribute to your hubby. That's what love is all sickness and in health!


Rhondi said...

Happy Valentines Day with love. I love all the great photos you showed us today. Blessings
Rhondi xo

Tammy said...

Awwww...Happy Everyday Valentine's to you and your man!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Valentines Day Sweet BJ,
I am so happy you have a perfect valentine to share your life with just like i do.
Have a love filled day.
Hugs Kristina XxX

Anonymous said...

Happy Valentine's day, BJ

You sure have one special honey, He truly loves you.

God Bless, Janie

Cottage Contessa said...

This is the sweetest Valentines post ever BJ! You're 100% right too. Thanks sweetie, you've just helped me to think differently about something so very important. Happy Valentines Day to you and your sweetheart!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Betty said...

BJ, I so enjoyed reading your love story, and I couldn't agree with you more. I hope you'll visit my blog today as I pointed the same thing out about my hubby but not in the debth that you wrote about. Romantic is a lot more about the small things in life than flowers, candy, etc.

Have you ever thought about writing a romance novel?

Holly (Nickname) said...

Hi Bj~
Happy Valentine's Day to you, sweet friend~ I agree, too much focus goes on the actual day, when It is really all those little things between a man and a woman that are romantic...catching eachothers eyes from across the room, sharing an inside joke, a simple arm around oneanother, these, and many more are what romance is really all about.It's nice to have a day just for Valentines, but one day can never sum up the love and respect I have for my's a 24/7 thing!
oooxxx. Ruth a/k/a/ Holly

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Sweet post! Yes we are blessed if we recognize the blessing for what it is!

Thanks BJ!

Happy Valentine's Day!


Amelia said...

You are blessed to have such a sweet caring husband.

You can celebrate your love for each other every day of the year...not just on the 14th of Feb.

Jackie said...

BJ you are so right, sometimes the being there during the tough times shows more romance than all the Valentines in the world. Congratulations your sweetie is definitely a keeper. Wishing you all the best on this Valentines Day.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

B.J., What a beautiful post. Happy Valentines Day. xo Lynn

the feathered nest said...

You have a wonderful husband! You are blessed and so am I! Have a wonderful Valentines Day.

Take care,


Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi BJ,

What a sweet tribute to your DH and you are's not about the flowers, it's about all the little things that make a lifetime of love and devotion. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your sweetie.

PS - mine made me breakfast and bought me the curtains I've been wanting for the living room. Ahhh now that is love :)


PEA said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you and your hubby, dear BJ!! What a beautiful post and you certainly are very lucky to have such a wonderful mate that cares for you so much. Love knowing that romance is alive and well:-) Blessings to both of you! xoxo

Kari & Kijsa said...

Oh...what a wonderful are truly blessed...that is what Valentine's is all about...thank you for making our day!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Nan said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww. What a DH you have! He's a keeper.
Happy Valentines Day, my friend!

Sandi McBride said...

BJ, I am so glad that you have a wonderful Hubby to take care of you, too!!! Like you, don't know what'd do without my Mac...Happy Valentine's Day to you both!

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Bj, what a wonderful husband, I am sure you would do that all for him as well.You are very lucky to have him by yourside.

beddow said...

BJ, that was so sweet! You know my husband is like that but I have never really been able to explain that to someone like you did. Maybe I need to try harder just because I would like to be able to tell him how much it all means. So many seemingly little things that mean so much.