Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy February 14...

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To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
-Karen Sunde

Aaron LOVES Ford trucks. So, for our first "February 14th" together... I stitched the word 'FORD' on this piece fabric that I cut from of a pair of my old jeans and then made it into a pillow. There were thousands of stitches that went into that word and it took me SO many hours. I think I figured out that it took me more than 20 hours to stitch the word 'FORD' onto that jean fabric. It was worth it, because he loved the pillow and always had it displayed somewhere.

This is a pillow that Aaron made ALL by himself. He stitched the words on it AND sewed it into a heart shaped pillow. The only help I gave him was to show him how to use the sewing machine. He did it all by himself and I didn't see what he had created until it was finished. I treasured it when he gave it to me, I have treasured it ever since he gave it to me, and I will continue to treasure it forever. For those who don't know... 'Eu Te Amo' means 'I love you' in Portuguese. He served his mission in Brasil and was fluent in the Portuguese language.

Don't worry, it is just water in those glasses... or maybe sparkling cider.

Words cannot express the emotions flowing through my soul today... I am sure no one has to wonder how I could be feeling today, so I am not going to say much about it. I just wanted to show photos that I love and that show how I feel about my sweetheart. Aaron and I were never that into celebrating February 14, but I just always felt so safe knowing that I had the person who meant everything to me on that day. We didn't need to celebrate... we just spent the time together. So, today will be lonely without Aaron, but I will focus my attention on Aaron Jr. and we will make sure that we have a fun day together.

I love you always, Menino.

- Menina

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Emma-Kate Castricum said...

Oh Leslie,

I've been wondering how you were doing. Your pictures are all so beautiful and they show so much love. The pillow Aaron made you is so AMAZING and must be full of such wonderful memories.

Some days it must be so unbearably hard but your doing such a good job, thats all you can do.

Your in my thoughts,


LL said...

Leslie, what a sweet post and such BEAUTIFUL pictures.
My thoughts are with you today (as always).
Sending love to you, this Valentines day, from Boston.

Sheye Rosemeyer said...

Love heartlers, as Ava's angel friend Yasmine used to say, for you today Leslie...I know the pain of the "special days" and while they shouldn't hurt any more than all the others, sometimes they just do.
S xx

Mindy said...

Leslie, you and Aaron make a gorgeous couple. And you will be a gorgeous couple for eternity!

Sending lots of love your way today. Love, Mindy

amanda said...

Today is a day for love so let those that are here love and care for you. Aaron will be smiling up there to see you happy.
What great pictures you have to hold on to. You seemed very happy together so look forward to that joyful reunion.
Have a good day!!

Liz said...

Oh I love that pillow that he stiched. That is the sweetest thing. That first picture of you guys is so good looking. I am so sad that Aaron Jr. got his hair cut. I love his little curls.
You may not have Aaron physically beside you right now, but he is smiling at you today. We our sending our love to you this Valentine. We love you.

Joann said...

Leslie, I have always loved the pillow that Aaron made for you. For him to take the time to learn how to use your machine and then to make it all by himself...I have just always thought that was the sweetest thing. I have been thinking of you for a few days leading up to today. I know how comforting it is to know you have someone to love and that loves you and that you won't be alone on this day. I am so sad that that was taken away from you for a season. I hope that Aaron Jr. brings you some comfort on this day especially. Know that I am always thinking of you and your sweet little boy. Love you!

Kristi said...

I wish we could be there with you today. We continue to send our love your way, especially today on Valentine's Day.
I really didn't mean for that to rhyme. Now it sounds really cheesy.
Love you bye.

Vicki said...

I really love the pictures! I'm so glad you have so many pictures to post! I love the pillows you made for each other... what a sweet thing to do for each other. I loved the story about how Aaron learned how to use the sewing machine... thanks for sharing that story. And I know Aaron wants you to be happy today... I hope Aaron Jr. is helping with that. :-) Love you lots!

Brenda said...

This is such a sweet post, Leslie! That's so great that you have these wonderful memories that you can cherish.

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Seesalou said...

wow, les. your scripture for february is just so perfect. i am up too late. i just couldn't go to bed without expressing my love to you. i wanted to let you know that you are constantly in my thoughts, in my heart, and in my prayers. i hope you had a good day with the little tike. he is so cute. i love you both very much. but i know that heavenly father loves you more than we can fathom. don't forget to check in with him!

An Australian Belle said...

Hi Leslie,

Thinking of you today.

With love,


jensenfamily said...

i'm loving the Ford pillow. Who else would want the word Ford stitched on a pillow?!! so funny, so Aaron. I love the picture of you guys dressed up, I don't think I've ever seen Aaron in a suit!! Hope you find some good moments today, love Erin

Karey said...

Nice pictures, Les. You look really pretty! Love you a lot. Have fun in CA.

emily sue said...

Les, you are simply beautiful. It is wonderful to see how much you and Aaron love each other. You are a beautiful couple. I love the pillows you made for each other. You are such an inspiration for me. Each time I read your blog I walk away determined to be a better person and make the most of each second of my life. I love you lots and hope you are feeling better. I want to see you!!!!!!