The theme for this week’s Display Chain hosted by Misi at 1890 Gable House Musings is “Displayed Sentiments”. One thing that tugs at my sentimental heart is family. We have a large family and I could write a book about memories and “heart tugs” related to each member – but I have chosen just a few to share today.
The first sentiment I would like to share is something special our SIL did for our family. While he was serving our country in the Air Force he had this flag flown on a combat mission over Afghanistan in honor of our family. The authenticating certificate reads, “In honor of the Beck Family from the Men and Women of the 71st Expeditionary Rescue Squadron”. I am so grateful to the men and women who serve our country and my heart is touched each time I pass by this display. Our SIL is pictured in the photo on the left and our son, who served in the Marines, is pictured on the right.
Another sentiment that touches my heart is a poem that our granddaughter wrote for a school assignment and then printed (in red, which is my favorite color) and had framed for my 60th birthday. Hannah and I share the same birthday and this was written days before she turned 13. The poem is entitled “Where I Am From”. She begins the poem with “I am from” and then lists many family memories/sentiments – like family celebrations, favorite foods at these gatherings, the tradition of the red plate, and then she closes the poem with these words:
I am from a family of encouragement and where everything remotely good is an achievement.
I am from the family that made me who I am.
The last sentiment I would like to share is the gift my precious husband bought me for our anniversary this past June. It is a dry sink from the 1800’s and was in a price range that is beyond our budget. We visited the shop a few times over several weeks and DH talked down the price (still too much I thought) but he bought it anyway. I stood there in the store and cried – I was overwhelmed that he did this for me. I think he was proud of himself that he had pleased me so. We use it as a storage island in our kitchen and I fall in love with my husband all over again every time I look at it.
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A FEW OTHER THINGS…
I wanted something special to display on my wire tree and I found just what I was looking for at Kattywhompus Primitives. Be sure to visit Rhonda’s blog too for some delightful eye candy. Here is my tree with the beeswax hearts I ordered from Rhonda – I topped it with a vintage Valentine postcard. Thanks again Rhonda – I love the hearts!
A few years ago I wanted to express to my husband how much I love him and I came up with the idea to show him love for 14 days (February 1-14). Each day I did something to express my love to him – a card, a small gift (very inexpensive), a note in his lunch box – many of these items were homemade. Then on Valentine’s Day I made a special dinner for him and made the whole evening all about him. One of the gifts I gave him, which we still use, is this heart shaped pocket pillow. The pillow stays on our bed year round and we use the pocket for leaving love notes and special treats for each other.
Thank you all for stopping by and don’t forget to express your love to those who are special to you.