Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Love is . . .

missing someone whenever you're apart,
but somehow feeling warm inside
because you're close in heart.
This is my favorite decoration in my mom's home, she has said it is one thing she would save in a fire. This collection of heart rocks is from my dad. Whenever he went camping or outdoors he would find a heart rock and give it to my mom. Every once in a while she or a grandchild find one and it is a reminder to me that he is still with us, I am pretty sure he has something to do with them finding a new heart for her collection.

17 comments:

Kami said...

That is the sweetest thing. Now I want to start the same collection. It is so great!

Andrea said...

That's so beautiful! Your mom and dad are so creative, artistic, and loving - I see where you get it!

Aileen said...

There is nothing more precious than when my kids find a heart rock and are reminded of Grandpa Jim!! THanks for such an uplifting post.

Sandy said...

What a beautiful idea. I'm now on the hunt for heart rocks to start my own collection for Ben.

Dawn said...

I have always loved her collection, and love it when Bella searches for some.

Maryann said...

This made me cry! What a sweet guy your dad was. I always envied your mom and dads marriage because of the little things like this that said so much!

Anderson Family said...

Your dad is such a romantic. Every women's dream!

Julia said...

That's one collection that even I wouldn't throw out! :)

Jennifer Garbett said...

Wow, that's super super cute! What a great example of love they gave you guys! And how fun to have something like rocks to help you and your children keep his memory alive!

TheHottonSix said...

That is absolutely the cutest thing ever. I just love hearing stories about them. It really makes me want to be better in my relationship.

Alison said...

That really is a sweet post. I had many the opportunity to watch your parents exchange kindness, love and sweetness to each other... what a blessing!

I really need to re-teach my family how to bring me things back from the great outdoors. Currently, all they bring me is dirty laundry.

Katie said...

Dad could have bought Mom all the diamonds in the world...They wouldn't have been worth as much as those outside rocks.

T.A.T.I Crew said...

Wow. So sweet.

Dana Mania said...

I'm not crying.

Thanks for sharing that with us.

And remind your mom that she still owes me some lemon drop cookies.

Lisa said...

That gave me goose bumps :)

The Rudy Family said...

How cool is that? What a great family!!

Brent, Lisa and Jordan Hall said...

What a legacy he left you guys... I love your blog and all of your stories!

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