They say the best gifts are from the heart. I hope it's true, because my card for hubby had to come from the heart this year...and not Hallmark. I've been home for 8 days (but whose counting?) and wasn't able to go out and buy a card or gift. Though I've orders to stay home this week, I am feeling much improved, so I decided to make my hubby a card. I gathered up red things, bows, ribbons, napkins, newspaper, and whatever else I could find. No glue--that's a problem. I had to make glue out of flour and water, like I did as a child. Did you ever do that, or is it something I learned because we were economically challenged?
Anyway, though the pinks and florals were prettier, I decided on a more masculine look...a kind of a mixed media collage. The paper looks discolored because of my hokey glue. It was thick and difficult to work with. But it dried ok.
Being a 'word' person, I loved being able to convey my sentiments on the crossword puzzles. The two halves of the hearts that say 'you' 'me' represent us before we met. The halves become one in the 'together' heart. The word search has 'we' and 'love'. Succinct, but it's the 'glue' for marriage...and not the flour and water kind--the superglue!
PS: Many, many thanks for your prayers. The funk I was in both physically and spiritually has lifted tremendously. This morning was a big breakthrough for me. What happened? Jesus happened-- and of course, He brought peace with him. What lovely gifts He gives...and how sweet that it happens to be Valentine's Day!