February 16, 2022

From My Heart

 
Valentine's Day has always been a fun time for our family. When the kids were young, I began setting the table with special plates and napkins and serving a special meal. Years passed, the children grew, yet we still celebrated this special day together. This year, we sat as a family of four, or as Rhett refers to us, The Final Four, and enjoyed a delicious meal of Cheese tortellini and shrimp with chocolate-covered strawberries. 

My two oldest are married and living in their own houses, yet I was so happy to receive photos of each of their special Valentine's Day meals. While we no longer sit at the same table, we can connect through technology, memories, and love. When I told my girls how proud I was of them, I was touched to hear them say they learned it all from me. Years ago, I began these simple traditions as a young mother eager to share special moments with my little family. To see that my children are continuing these same traditions is an extra special blessing on top of an already blessed life.

Valentine's Day at Madison's house

And at Peyton's house!

Have a wonderful Wednesday, my friends!
Thanks for stopping!

Billie Jo



17 comments:

  1. That is so wonderful that they are carrying on your traditions. That has to make you over the moon happy! So pretty!!

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  2. I'm not crying, you're crying. I just love this so much. Your family is so special.

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  3. That is wonderful and makes my heart sing. I love that your girls are carrying on with your traditions.

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  4. This is so sweet. I love it. Good job doing what you did out of love for your family!

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  5. Beautiful celebrations! Too funny that Rhett says you all are the final four! Looks like your kids have learned from you so well! Hope you're having a good week!

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  6. That is so sweet. I wish my daughters would be as classy, but alas they are working fools.

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  7. You started some lovely traditions and you have a truly lovely family. Good job, mama. :-) See you again soon.

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  8. I love seeing all the traditions you have created for your family and how wonderful that your children are keeping them alive in their homes!

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  9. What a good job you did and are still doing.

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  10. YES, technology makes it kinda feel like we are at the same table. You taught your children well and I bet they thought of you when they were setting their tables:) Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

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  11. I love when people decorate a table for Valentine's - how LOVEly LOL

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  12. Billie Jo! I absolutely love this! Your kids had the very best teacher in how to make a house a home and how to make life feel special and it shows.

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  13. This just makes me smile and fills my heart. And not surprising at all because you are the bestest Momma around. You bring such joy and love to all of those special moments. They definitely have learned at the feet of pure love.
    I hope you have a blessed weekend ahead! xo

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  14. I think it's really sweet that your girls have continued this Valentine's tradition. And especially that they sent you pictures of their set tables. :)

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  15. Your Cheese tortellini and shrimp look so delicious. And I love the delightful heart table cloth. Yes, our kids make their own memories, but they always think of their Mamas through it all, as that's where it all began. I have to say that I love that candle holder on Madison's table. It looks like one that was used in the 1800's, and I have been looking for one like it. And the red roses on Peyton's table are so pretty. It's nice that your children are continuing on with your traditions, Billie Jo.

    Have a splendid rest of the week.

    ~Sheri

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  16. It is wonderful to see your traditions continuing. So much love around each of those tables. X

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Thanks so much for saying hello!

Billie Jo