Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love is Sweet

What could be sweeter than than hearing your daughter telling you her "secrets" or who she has a "crush on" now, or even "Mommy, I love you."  To me these expressions of love are more precious than any physical gifts (except their art work on the floor and walls) and so I took these photos of my girls to remind me how much I love them and the gift of love they bring to me.  

Little girls are precious gifts, wrapped in love serene. Their dresses are tied with sashes and wrapped up in dreams.

"Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice. Oh My Gosh!! It Happened Twice!"

Author: Unsure

I would be remiss if I didn't say that Valentine's Day would be so much sweeter if our darling Shelby was here to help sweeten the day even more.  But I am thrilled to know that she is doing okay on her long road to recovery.  Last evening the nurses commented to me on the phone that "your daughter has captured our hearts"!  It was obvious to me the way they played with her, but to hear that personally, just made me think how special and courageous this little girl truly is.  I look at photos and snipets of video of her several times a day, but they make me sad to see her in that drug induced stupor to keep her from moving.  Plus I miss her so much, I just want to grab my keys and head on down at any moment.  But, logic kicks in and I have to remember that big sister Kira needs her Mommy too, more so now because everything is a bit confusing and the past few months have been centered around preparing Shelby for surgery. 

"In your face I see all the beauty of a flower in your voice I hear all the splendour of the sweetest song."
Author: jully

"Daughters are like flowers, they fill the world with beauty."
Author: Author unknown

Happy Valentine's Day!


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

These photos are totally adorable and Kira is OH SO CUTE!!

I know you are missing your sweet Shelby, but you will be there with her again in just two days....SOON, very soon!!!

Happy Valentine's Day....enjoy the sugar rush:)



Life with Kaishon said...

Such a perfect valentine. Praying every day for your sweet girl : )

Gail said...

Adorable in all ways Ivy!! Love them all, and how you stacked the hearts. I imagine there was a fair amount of candy eaten after the pics were taken! ;)

Your sweetheart Shelby will be home soon, I know it's comforting to know she's getting cared for well and is loved!

Happy Valentine's Day Ivy!


Matt and Maria said...

I was wondering and worrying and praying about how you all were, and I'm so happy you posted on the Gansu group! Our little guy had his surgery in Jan. and all is well here, although it was hard. Your surgery was so much harder. Glad to hear things are as well as can be, and we'll keep praying for Shelby!
(we met on Family Day...)

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Oh how sweet! Her smile is beautiful. Praying for your sweet Shelby too! Happy to find you through Becky... so I can follow your journey! :)

Sharon Ankerich said...

Such sweet photos of your little Valentine~ thankful Shelby is getting better. Blessings and love!

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