Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's Day Memories

Happy Valentine's Day! If you have been to Walmart lately, then you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that Friday, February 14th is Valentine's Day. There are balloons, bears, flowers, etc. everywhere! I do like balloons and flowers and even bears, but it looks like V-day madness in there, y'all. Just a little side note. :)
Today I am sharing some "Throwback Thursday/Flashback Friday" pictures with y'all. I have probably shared these before, but they are some of my very favorite pictures.
Valentine's Day 2008. Our first Valentine's Day as Mr. and Mrs. Price. We were very much newlyweds and Mr. Price sure made me feel like a princess. And still does to this day.

Now, on to the real "flashback." Think all the way back to the 1950's. Poodle skirts, Elvis Presley, and evolving trends.

Here are my Mamaw and Papaw Jordan with their six boys. Daddy is in the picture on the far left. Look at those bow ties and vests! Love the vintage valentine's, too. Precious love.

I am very much partial of any adorable pictures of my sweet parents. Here are Kathy and Jerry, Valentine King and Queen, circa 1966. I cannot say enough how cute this is.

Fast forward to 1990. I keep posting this every year because it's my favorite. I always say that Daddy was my very 1st Valentine. He always made me feel so special and he showed even more love to my mom, which showed me how a husband should treat a wife. I get kind of nostalgic around this time of year, so I like to share these special pictures. Throughout high school, I never really dated much. I tried hard to follow God's will for my life, even then. I believed that God had "the one" picked out for me long before I even met or heard anything about Russell. But I am so glad I waited for him. Mama and Daddy sent me flowers a few times on Valentine's day during high school. So sweet. 
I am so happy I met Russell. He was always the one God intended me to marry. When we met, I was 19 years old. Russell and I knew early on that we would marry and we have been crazy in love ever since. I call Russell my lifelong valentine. Best friend for life.
Next year will be even more special because Jackson will be here! I hope that he will be as sweet as sugar and someday (way down the road), sweep a girl off her feet and make her feel just as special as Daddy did and Russell does. That's the plan. HA!
Jesus is my ultimate valentine. He gave it ALL for me and for YOU! He loves us unconditionally, and that is REAL love. The definition of love. GOD IS LOVE! I cannot thank my savior enough for all He has done for me. Thank you, Lord.

Thanks for reading this long story, but it was on my heart. Hope y'all have a wonderful day. Make someone smile today. If someone doesn't have a smile, give them one of yours. Spread the love, y'all!

And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 1 John 4:16


Becky said...

What a sweet post!