Eternally in My Heart

Eternally in My Heart
Lord, grant Charles eternal rest in Your loving arms.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Random 5 Friday: On Valentine's Day

1. Repeatedly, I am surprised to find that once again it is Friday!  
It should be no surprise, right?  
After all, I’ve lived 73 years in this cycle of weeks.  
Yet, when I start reading folks whose blogs 
 I admire, BAM! Here it is…Friday!

2. I had four very pleasant emails to open on Monday- 
four ebooks that had been on my Amazon Wish List 
for my Kindle, 
thanks to two granddaughters and their significant guys.

3. The temperature in our Hoosier state 
topped out yesterday at 32F.  
A veritable heat wave 
compared to subzero temperatures 
we’ve endured this month.

4. I was treated to a movie this week, “Monuments Men.”  
It’s based on a true event from WWII, 
an inspiring story about the world’s great art
being rescued from the Nazis. 
It’s worth wandering out from a cozy hearth to see.

5. Being Valentine’s Day, I’m thinking of the amazing insight 
my then 19 year old granddaughter had 
for my first Valentine’s Day without my husband.  
I was totally taken aback 
wwen I felt the bottom fall out of my world, 
with its being only one month since his death, 
yet she knew  intuitively 
how this day would tear at my heart.  
She filled my heart with such gratitude 
for her instinct of sending love to me.

This Valentine was sent to Anete, my beloved sister-in-law
from my younger brother when they were in grade school.
Who knew that these two were destined to be sweethearts 
and get married?

linking with much pleasure 
to Nancy Claeys' 
Random 5 Friday


Nancy said...

Awww, blessings to your granddaughter. What a sweetie! xo

Karen said...

Friday always arrives too fast! What a lovely gift from your grandees! THat haiku book looks interesting!

Mascha said...

The film "Monuments Men" was partly shot in my town Wernigerode, you've seen it now (I dont know, why Feedjit show Taucha or Leipzig as my town - ) in the movie... and in my blog too, on many photos -
Have a nice time, much love

Lisa said...

A very nice assortment of randomness today! Your granddaughter sounds like a lovely young woman to go out of her way to make you feel better during a difficult time. Happy Valentine's Day to your and those you love.
Visiting from R5F

Norma Ruttan said...

Being a movie love and if I lived in your town, I would find it thrilling for this movie to have been made there.

carol l mckenna said...

Happy Valentine's Day and lots of hugs, Wonderful grand daughter ~ such a gift! ~ I love the Haiku Mind book and Kellerman and you read very similar books that I do ~ Thanks for coming by ~
carol and artmusedog

Mascha said...

Here often films are made, especially historical and fairy tales. This film also
and I was even there as an statist...

Ida said...

Time does seem to fly by quickly. Hard to believe we're already 1 1/2 months into the new year. - Oh I am so happy your Granddaughter helped you through your 1st V-Day without your hubby. My mom always finds this a hard holiday and my dad has been gone 16 years now. Enjoy your new books.

Norma Ruttan said...

Ida, the pain of losing one's mate is not as sharp as the first years, but we still miss their loving presence.

Electra said...

What a sweet vintage card. I adore the sentiment!