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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

February 13, 2010

MAD + LOVE=MADLY IN LOVE


When I first met my hubby and went home with him to meet his family for the first time...I was 18 and naive(dumb). It never occurred to me when we were planting a garden (1/2 acre size garden) and he asked me to shovel manure so he could fertilize before we planted....that I would be doing this for years to come. (Big big smile)
I was so in love with him....I practically drooled over the shovel (and manure!) and said yes...
Yes to years of planting

years to lots of laughing and crying
years of planting good seeds in our kids so that when they grew up they would be able to
face whatever storms came their way.

Valentine's day is about living happily ever after.....but there is a great deal of planting, fertilizing, watering and hard work....before you get the flowers (again...big smile)
I've found (perhaps you would agree) there are lots of planting seeds before you see a harvest.
Years of saying 'yes dear' even when you want to lay down and take a nap...instead of picking up someone's dirty clothes off the floor and not griping about it.
But in the end...when you have planted seeds of love, kindness, sacrifice....
someone says 'I love you" and your heart swoons....all over again.


When Mr. Farmer says I love you......I melt!
But this morning he said "let's go out to breakfast." We went to Palm Springs...we are only 30 minutes away...and ate a wonderful breakfast. Then he proceeded to take me to all my favorite thrift stores. He said he thought it would make me happy....and it did.





My other Valentines....
MOM AND DAD OVER 50 YEARS AGO....
MY PARENTS TODAY...STILL KISSIN' AND HUGGIN'
MY DAUGHTER AND DAUGHTER-IN-LOVE...


VALENTINE'S DOLLY DRESS PROJECT...




WOW....FARMER HUBBY AND I ALMOST 30 YEARS AGO....




WOW....YOU CAN'T SEE IT BUT I HAD A WAIST IN THIS PICTURE! HAHAHAHA....
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO EVERYONE.
BLESSINGS,
DEBBIE

"GREATER LOVE HAS NO ONE THAN THIS THAN TO LAY DOWN ONE'S LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS." JOHN 15:16

16 comments:

Simple Home said...

I love these wonderful photos from your wedding and from now. Almost 30 years, that's wonderful. Thanks for sharing all the sweet family pictures.
Blessings,
Marcia

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Happy Valentine's Day and thank you for all the beautiful family photos. Your wedding photos are adorable.

hugs
Sissie

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Such a wonderful posting that I so enjoyed reading! Even brought a tear to my eye! Lovely!!!
HV,
Debbie@debbie-dabble

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Thank you for sharing such special memories with us. Your mother's wedding dress is identical to the one my sister wore! I love those tea length dresses.

You have a beautiful family!

Happy Valentine♥s Day!

((Hugs))
Marsha

Barbara Jean said...

Debbie,
What a wonderful post!!


Thanks for signing up to follow at my place.

blessings

barbara jean

Darlene said...

Hi Debbie,

What beautiful pictures and sentiments on Valentine's Day. I LOVE seeing your crafts and family. It sounds like you had a WONDERFUL Valentine's Day.♥

Lisa said...

Super sweet! Loads of love at your house! Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours!
Hugs, Lisa

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Aww Deb, this made me feel good - what a wonderful post! Happy Valentine's day!!

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

So true! So true!

What a wonderful post, Debbie. Happy Valentine's Day!

I especially enjoyed all of your wedding photos...

Cindy said...

I just found your blog. The love, beauty and joy shines through. Happy Pink Valentines Day.

Blessings,
Cindy

Julie said...

Debbie,
I just found your blog and I absolutely love your home. I like your style, as it is like mine. I live in my great-grandparents home, which part of it was built pre-civil war. I have signed up to be one of you followers today.
God bless you.

Anne Lorys said...

What a beautiful post...and a beautiful family!
Your sweet hubby does indeed sound like a keeper. :-)

So nice to meet you!

Anne

xinex said...

You have a wonderful family and you are truly blessed..Christine

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Your wedding pictures are wonderful. What a beautiful bride you were (and still are). Such a sweet post. Sounds like the perfect V'tine gift to me. laurie

cherry said...

I just love you....love what you wrote....sigh..so sweet!

Unknown said...

G'eve ~ What a beautiful family ... didn't we ALL have a waist at one time ... chuckle!

What a lovely morning for you with DH.

Have a beautiful day ~
Hugs, Marydon