Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sizzix TriplePlay Blog Hop - Week 4 - A beautiful Love Story

How would you define Love?  What is Love?  I'm sure if I asked a hundred different people, I'd get a hundred different answers on what love is to them. 

I believe love has many facets.....there's the romantic love....there's the love you feel for your child, for your siblings....there is agape' love....and of course the greatest example of love is God....because the God IS love. 

I'm very fortunate to have experienced love....and see a great example of TRUE LOVE in action.  It's funny how love develops...and how it changes over time...but as it changes...it deepens....

I want to introduce you to the two most beautiful people in the world....my Mom and Dad..(Jane and Larry)..they are a beautiful example of TRUE LOVE.

As so the theme of this week's blog hop is obviously dedicated to them......


They've been together over 50 years and will be married 50 years in April 2011.  Back in 1961, they were a young couple in their twenties....their whole life ahead of them.  Dad was in the army...(2 years, 3months and 28 days - long story)...and Im sure life was a struggle for them to make ends meet.   Dad is a very smart man and by way of a little fortune in his life, he began working in the computer industry.  Mom never worked outside the home until I was much older.  She worked very hard as a homemaker...an excellent home maker...always having a delicious home cooked meal every night....clean house...and she taught me to sew and so much more...

You don't know as you're growing up, watching your parents live life that you're being taught the greatest of life's lessons...the lesson of giving ...caring ...and love....

Well...it's 50 years later for my parents.....and their love has never died..but it's changed.  Mom's been in the hospital now just over 2 months.  My Dad greets my Mom each day with a warm smile and a "How's my baby girl doing today?"....he is there beside her every moment that he can to attend to her.... beautiful example of LOVE....

Mom would probably kill me right now if she saw I posted this picture of her without her make up on and her hair all done up....but I know it doesnt take makeup and great hair to be beautiful.


I snapped the photo of them just a week or so ago with my cell phone. The quality of the picture is bad...but the emotions...and the LOVE that oozes out of it is priceless. As I looked at the photo...I couldnt help but think (and sing it as I made this project) of Nat King Cole's LOVE song. and how it describes that picture perfectly...


L - is for the way you LOOK at me....
O - is for the only one I see
V - is very very....EXTRAORDINARY
E- is even more than anyone that you adore

And love is all that I can give to you...
Love more than just a game for two..
Two in love can make it..
Take my heart and please don't break it...

....yes LOVE was made for me and YOU.....

and yes....LOVE...

and I thank God every day for the giving me the most beautiful gift of love...
MY MOM AND DAD!
Love you both!

Now...for the hows and why's of the project...

 Sizzix ScoreBoards Pro Die – Frame & Frame Back with Stand #656835 by Eileen Hull  - sometimes it's good to put a frame around one aspect of your life so that you can just focus and reflect on it for a while...

Acrylic Paint in peachy, minty, creamy colors because they say "romance" and love to me...

Collaged Fabric accents - Like the "LOVE and the Heart" - remind me of Mom's quilts...She makes the most gorgeous baby quilts you'd ever want to see....

Lacey Rosette - because this is totally MOM's personality..she loves foof! And it's beautiful...just like their enduring love..

The white doily in the background -  reminiscent of Mom's successful wholesale doily business Memory Lane Gifts that she started when I was in high school.

Decopauged Roses - mom's favorite flower and the flowers Dad buys her on their anniversary..(he better save up...50 roses is going to cost a TON of moo-lah!)

And of course the Words....which is an outward expression of how I feel about them....

Hope this post helps you to pause for a while and reflect on the one or two or more beautiful people in your life....Why not tell them how much you love them???

okay...now for me to get a box of kleenex.....and HOP!



17 comments:

StampinCarol said...

This page is awesome!

Eileen Hull said...

Linda, what a beautiful project in every way. You are lucky to have such a great example in your life of the love between your parents. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Thanks for working with my die! Prayers continue for your mom's recovery.

Michelle Cummings said...

a beautiful love story indeed! and a beautifully made project! Thanks for sharing with us!

Candice Windham said...

Linda, this is so beautiful, both the story and the design. You expressed exactly what I feel about my parents. They inspired me to be the person I am today and taught me to always see the other person's point of view, always have respect for your partner and love unconditionally.
Your design is a perfect reflection of your story. I just love it!

Debra Quartermain said...

Both a beautiful project and love story!

Einat Kessler said...

What a beautiful love story. You are truely blessed to know such love. Your project is beautiful. I love all the embellishments you added to the frame. It really send a message of LOVE. Happy Thanksgiving.

Karen B said...

What a sweet tribute to a sweet love. Beautiful in every way!

BrendaPinnick said...

Linda, thank you for sharing this beautiful tribute to your parents and their love for one another. Parents are such an important part of our lives-I miss mine terribly!

Your project is stunning!
Sending love and prayers for you and your family...

Madeline said...

Simply gorgeous!

Phyllis Dobbs said...

What a beautiful tribute to your parents! Its really gorgeous.

Cheryl said...

This is really pretty! Love all the special touches you added and the story.

HawaiianLibrarian said...

I love the story. I love the sentiments. I LOVE the project. Mahalo for all of your sharing.

Ann Butler said...

Linda how touching and beautiful...love your project!

Bambi said...

WOW... what a beautiful story. Great examples to have in ones life. I love your project. Thanks for inspiring.

flirtini83 said...

a beautiful story and project. tfs.

flirtini83 said...

thanks for sharing

flirtini83 said...

thanks for sharing your project and story

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