Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Crazy. This is post #898.

I've been working on making and sending homemade valentines. Some of you will be lucky enough to get a little card from me in your mailbox. I am almost finished with my cards this year, but had to share this link... to one of my *new* favorite inspiration blogs... Inchmark...by Brooke Reynolds. These valentines you see are from her blog.
I happen to think that her little valentine treat boxes are adorable. I would be happy getting one of these in my mailbox. No matter what was tucked inside. Cute, cute, cute.

So, just because I'm in a lovey, festive mood, I am happy to randomly select one of you that leaves a comment here and I will send you a little card in the mail. It might not make it to your box by Valentine's day, but it will come with love and thanks inside it regardless of when it shows up.
Just tell me what you love right now- whether it's a flavor of ice cream, a fun color combination, a Bible verse or quote that speaks volumes, or a link to something really cute.
I'll start.
I LOVE that God has given Jaymun a miracle and has allowed him to be cured of his cancer. Such amazing, wonderful and definitely praise-worthy! I love when God works in ways we would never expect.
I know the Kaat family appreciates our ongoing prayers...and praise for little Jaymun.
Thank you and happy commenting about things you love!
P.S. Bella is still home from school today, but starting to feel better. So far, she is still the only one of the seven of us here in our home, to get sick. I'm praying that God will keep it that way too.

46 comments:

Amy said...

right now i am loving our sunday school class. we have been together close for over 10 years now with a core group remaining as some have come and gone. we are all growing in our spiritual walks as well as in our friendships with each other. i love that we are not an exclusive group and we welcome new people in easily.
hope you and your family have a wonderful valentine's day!

AJ said...

Among other more important things, I am LOVING the Limited Edition Dreyer's Girl Scout Cookie ice cream. Especially the Samoas one. :-) Happy Valentine's Day!

Kelly Bennett said...

I am loving the first quilt that I am making with my children and husband.... I am learning to love all the parts even when they are wonky and dont match up... I am hopeful that it will be a family treasure.... even in its scrappyness!!!!

Happy Happy Valentines day!!!

brooke lynn said...

i am loving this life...all of it. the ups and downs. my kids are so very precious and truly a gift. right now, we love movie nights with popcorn, playing go fish and teaching the youngest new words like "jesus" and "applesauce." life doesn't get any better.
happy valentines day!!! :)

Vicky said...

I am loving your festive mood right now :) I am feeling blessed that today my sister-in-law let me share our own little story of loss with everyone, and you Jody, gave me the courage to share my heart. I love that HE put you in my path.

Happy Valentines Day!

Belinda said...

I love our annual Valentine's Day Banquet we are having tonight... just the Faulkner Five. I love the red food, the candlelight and the piano music playing in the background. I am loving today!

Mary said...

I love that at my young age I am going to be a grandma in Oct. My oldest son and his daughter will welcome a much loved bundle of joy.

This will be my first Valentines day alone. sigh...

N, Kelly, D, E and Zoe said...

Jody, those are CUTE CUTE CUTE! I love how creative you are.

Right now I'm loving the time I get with my daughter in the evenings. She just turned two and since I work full-time, I don't feel like I give her enough (mom guilt!). This past month we've just been doing fun things in the evenings, like crafting or dancing. I love that I get to soak in every moment of her life.

I'm glad that Bella is on the mend! It's never fun to be sick.

Take care,
Kelly

Melanie said...

Right now I love that I can bring out some of my spring clothing and layer it with some of my winter pieces to freshen up my wardrobe and get into the Spring mood! Usually clothing and material things don't really affect me in that way but I'm having so much fun doing it:)

September said...

I am loving my daughter. I gave birth to Amelia right around when Crew was born, 9/16, so I get to follow your adventures with him right along my own little one. She is the most amazing and beautiful creature I have ever encountered. I thank my Lord everyday for giving her to my husband and I. We feel blessed each moment since she came into this world.
Thank you for the adventures of all your children. They are so beautiful and it makes me take in all the experiences of life with my daughter.

Laura said...

right now, I love that my friend's fears for the health of her unborn baby have been lessened a little - he has brain cysts and a single umbilical artery - the cysts are a marker for Trisomy 18 and the SUA can be lead to pre-term delivery, heart, lung or digestive issues. Her doctor gave her some encouraging words to get her through the next two weeks until more tests can be performed. I love that my friend seems happier today. We are praying for healing and a miracle.

polly's path said...

Coffee HD ice cream
My precious 10-soon to be-11 girl
My persistent-in-love husband
All the get to's(I get to have a great job, not I dread to have to get ready to go to work in the morning)

JenD said...

I love sistv that I just found t weeks ago, l love my husband when he gives bed time baths so I can have a break, I love black and white pic, I love watching my 3 year old say "mommy look....I look like Jesus" when she takes one arm out of her tank top, I love warmer weather, I love that God is meeting our familys needs right now..

65 Roses for Marcia said...

I love my husband's back rubs on Sundays and I love my two grandbabies.And I love your blog:)

Lisa D :) said...

What am I loving at this moment? Let's see, it wouldn't be that I just got off the phone with the roofer who was denied permit because of a mistake they made and that it's been one thing after another and I've only been waiting 5 months for a roof...
But, then I come here to your blog, and realize it's such a SMALL THING (my roof issues) and EVENTUALLY I will be blessed with a new roof and it will all work out fine. THANK YOU JODI for always being such an inspiration and for allowing all of us out here in blogland to get to not only know you but your sweet family too, and to share this life together. Your blog is a wonderful, loving place and so it is especially what I am loving today! Thanks so much!

Nancy Peacock said...

I'm lovin' that I'm still working on a Big Picture Scrapbooking course by Cathy Zielske - man I love that woman's style and design sense. I'm half way through a 12 week course and goin' at my own pace. I love the album that is developing before my eyes; one assignment at a time. I always love stopping by your blog Jody.

Kim said...

I love those unexpected hugs and "I love yous" from my teenagers! And I also love Girl Scout Thin Mints and thinking they should be coming around soon????
And last but not least, I do love your blog!

Jess in Nebraska said...

I love that I have a wonderful husband and that God has blessed me so much with him and my two wonderful boys...I am blessed beyond measure....
Happy Valentine's Day!

Deb said...

I'm lovin, that despite having to work two jobs, I can be home for dinner every night with my kids. It's my favorite time of day!

Rhonda White said...

I love hearing my two little monkeys giggling together over something so silly. I also love that my 2 year old has been peepeeing on the potty!!!

Anonymous said...

I love that I have a job right now. I no longer grumble on Monday mornings about having to go to work because I realize how truly fortunate and blessed I am to have a job. And not just any job, but a job I enjoy with great co-workers where I get to meet many new people every single day. I am SO BLESSED and don't take it for granted for a single minute. And the fact that I live in Michigan and have a job in Michigan is something that seems soon will be miraculous.

Your blog is one of my favorites to read...my sister and I wish we could meet for coffee one day and talk photos and scrapbooking and life. :o)

Katie E. in MI

wife.mom.nurse said...

898! cannot even imagine...
Thanks for the link to the amazing blog! Looking forward to following her.

Dana said...

I love that God is providing even though I lost my job...I love being with my kids all day!

Kris with a K said...

Right now, I am so loving the taste of raw, home made chocolate chip cookie dough! So decadent....and so tasty! Oh, and I love that my 14 yo with Asberger's made the smart decision to stay home from an event tonight to study for a math test, and that I get to help him with his algebra! I love algebra.

Hillary said...

I love that Natasha gave her life to Christ this past fall and got baptized this past Sunday during Student Ministry Sunday at church. She went from wanting to killing herself to living for completely for God in less than a year. It's been an amazing transformation. :)

heather spratt said...

I LOVE that after battling stage 3 Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 07/08, I am now in remission thanks to thousands of prayer warriors storming the gates of heaven on my behalf! Being on the receiving end of that kind of love & power is literally LIFE CHANGING! I wish everyone could experience it without having to experience the tragedy part! I am humbled & changed and I can honestly look back on it as the BEST year of my life! It renewed my faith & brought me closer to my God, my family & my friends. While cancer wasn't something I would have chosen, God knew what was best for me. He truly works all things together for good!

SusanH said...

I'm lovin' the family right now - Valentine's Day is my mom's birthday so it's always a little extra special; my cousin's 26 year old son had to have some heart surgery yesterday and the doctors are about 90% sure they fixed the problem!; and one half of my family is on facebook and we're all reconnecting!! How great is that?!

Magnoliawhispers said...

+I love Valentine's Day. It's actually my favorite holiday.
+I love the color red.
I love how the Lord helps us overcome life's greatest tragedies, losing our children, something we never thought possible when it happened.
+I love the our Valentine's banquet is the same day as my Birthday this year..Feb. 21
+I love my husband immensely.
+I love how you love the simple things in life.

Ellemieke said...

I love my life, life is good!
I love my family!
I love fresh pink tulips in a vase!
I love the little spring flowers popping out of the earth!
I love Ben&Jerry's cookie dough ice cream.
and of course
I love your blog!

Andi and Theresa said...

I love seeing life through the eyes of my 9 year old daughter.

Aimie said...

I love a God who gave me peace by speaking the words "I gave him to you my love, I will not take him from you", while my newborn stayed in the NICU for 10 days. And the same God who gave me wisdom to pray for my husband's safe travel 5 years ago, hours before his vehicle rolled down I-75 in the hills of Kentucky before thankfully striking the guard rail against a ravine and stopping with only minimal injuries to him. I love my Jesus who loves me through my doubts and shortcomings. And I love that I found Breyer's Black Raspberry Chocolate ice cream (WOW!! It's that good).

Jodi said...

I love that I live in a world that is free, that people care about each other and will still do things to help others out. I love that I have a family that loves me and I am happy. I wish everyone else could see all the pluses that they have in their lives.

Trace said...

right this very moment i am loving quiet me time at starbucks....it's good stuff! And i have a special dinner with my wonderful family tonight prepared by my husband. Does it get any better? Love those adorable valentines, so cute.
Trace

Kyra said...

I love so many things right now! My nephew whose voice is changing and has some hysterical squeaks! All of my preshoolers who are very excited to have another party. I could go on and on. I love that in two days I will be on a plane to visit the big mouse.

Nicoolmama said...

I am loving this nesting instinct I am having- because it is helping create one clean house!! I am also loving cinnamon tea with soy milk and sugar...MMM.
And just to suck up(but it IS true)- I love reading your blog.

Jo said...

my granddaughter. she just turned one and is growing each day. love discovering who she is.

Michelle said...

Those are too cute Jody! LOVE them!! Am I getting one in my mailbox? ;)

Andrea said...

I am loving the fact that my little girl is becoming so much fun, chatting, and with whom I am able to have somewhat of a normal conversation!

Steph said...

I love Blogs, with hope of starting one of my own soon!
Thank you and Happy Valentines to You!
Stephnie

Celeste said...

I love waking up each morning to the sound of my 13 month old cooing and playing in his crib. We prayed so long for a child and lost two before we finally had our Son. He was worth every second of the wait. There is no greater earthly blessing than my husband and son, my two valentines!

Penny said...

I am loving the fact that I am blessed to be the mother of three of the most wonderful daughters in the world.

I also have a sweet little son in heaven who I look forward to being with one day.

yes, I am loving being a mother.

Angie said...

Right now....
I love that my husband will be home again tomorrow after being gone for a week.
I love that my boys aren't embarrassed to have a mom who taught or will teach all of their friends- they think it's cool.
I love that I have a Savior who forgives everything and is always there for me.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! Not just syaing that b/c I want to get the Valentine! I do love it! I find it so inspirational! Happy Valentine's Day! Erika ALlison in MS

Jennifer said...

I love that I'm always surprised when I pop onto your blog and read about us! Thank you again Jody for never forgetting us or Jaymun and passing the news along to your readers...have a wonderful, blessed Valentines Day full of love (and chocolate!)

Rebekah said...

Im loving my husband for getting up early this morning and Bringing home roses and a pastry with strawberry cream cheese frosting. Im loving my 14yr old daughter for hugging me with her arms and legs before she went on a retreat this weekend. Im loving and missing my daughter in NC. Im loving my opportunity to work as a nurse caring for moms and babies, and the rest of my family. Im loving knitting little booties to give a gifts to my coworkers who are having babies

Kelly said...

I made the matchbox valentines for my friends and family this year. They absolutely loved them! Thanks for the idea!