Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentine's Day is Coming!

Valentine's Day will be here in just a couple of days. It's often a day filled with romantic sentiments, expressions of love, and chocolate! Yum.

For one of the Velvet Lime Girls, Valentine's Day always brings back sweet memories of a dear Grandmother.  She always remembered each of her nine grandchildren with a Valentine's Day card. When times were lean, the card came, when her health was challenged, the card came, and when time was precious, the card still came. Each card carried the feeling of being so very loved, so very remembered on Valentine's Day.  The cards, now treasured in boxes, and soft places of the heart, still release their message of love from the Grandmother. After a full life this Grandmother moved to Heaven with a joy that comes from a life well-lived. Hers was a life well-lived because it was a life well-loved. It was a life patterned after the Love chapter of the Bible, found in 1 Corinthians 13.  We referenced this passage in our artwork for the glass plate pictured above and we'd like to share the full text with you right here. 

Love never gives up.

Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.

Now that's real love. It never gives up, looks for the best and keeps going to the end!

We hope you find someone to shower with love this Valentine's Day.  And don't forget the chocolates!

The Velvet Lime Girls

P.S. The LOVE glass plates we designed for Enesco/GreggGift, pictured above, can be ordered through Sweet Spirit-Parable Christian Store
We're thrilled to finally have a local store to direct you all to in the Georgia area. They also have a lovely online store that you can visit.