Friday, February 13, 2009

To my Valentine


Always and Forever
You are my Valentine

Johnny - High School GraduationSweetie - High School Graduation

The Senior Prom - we were out all night.
I was only 17 - we ran off and got married. "They" said that it would never last.


We loved.
We danced.

In a hundred years from now
I know without a doubt
They'll all look back and wonder how
We made it all work out
Chances are
We'll go down in history
When they want to see
How true love should be
They'll just look at us

37 comments:

Susan said...

What a wonderful post!

Happy Valentine's Day Sweetie!

Susan

Mary said...

Hello Sweetie -
Thanks for stopping by yesterday - Nancy had told me some about you and I know how hard it will be for you today - not having your dear Johnnie nearby to celebrate Valentine's Day. I'm sure he is looking down on you and knowing you love him from afar these days.

Your family is just amazing, and another sweet baby girl has arrived I see - you are truly blessed.

Sending love -
Mary - ACROSS THE POND

prof en retraite said...

Hi Sweetie...I will be thinking of you today. I know it won't be easy. It must comfort you to know you have had what some people only dream of...true love that lasts a lifetime! I also know that your dear sweet family will gather around and hold each other up. It is so easy to see what a blessing you are to each other! Hold on to that sweet little baby! I am sending you a big hug...
((((((Sweetie)))) You are in my continued thoughts and prayers! Blessings...Debbie

imjacobsmom said...

Hi Sweetie, You were so lucky to have found your true love and soul mate. My parents were young teens when they were married - 53 years ago! Maybe that's the secret! Maybe you grow up together! What ever the secret - I wish you a Happy Valentine's Day! ~ Robyn

Princess Of Pink said...

Hi Sweetie. What a loving tribute to Johnny.
I know you miss him a lot.

Many hugs and prayers from Marian

♥ Kathy said...

Awww Sweetie ♥ Happy Valentine's Day. Your pictures are beautiful. And the poem was perfect..if you want to see what true love looks like, it's in your pictures ♥ I'm so sorry you lost him.

Jo said...

Happy Valentine's Day you two!

TheWritersPorch said...

Happy Valentine's Sweetie !!
You guys made a beautiful couple !

Diane said...

GM Sweetie,

I know you are lonely today. I empathize with you. This is also my first Valentine's Day without the love of my life. My thoughts and my prayers are with you today. What a blessing that we were loved by such wonderful men and will always have our memories. I loved your pictures and what could be more appropriate than the words from that Vince Gill song? You and Johnnie are True Love and that can never be taken from you. Warm hugs........

Diane

squawmama said...

Happy Valentine’s Day to you too Sweetie... I just kniw Johnny is smiling down at you and dancing in his heart... Hope your day is filled with memories, love, laughter and fun with your loving family...

x♥x♥x♥
Donna

Happy To Be said...

Just a beautiful post today Sweetie and I know also today is your second month anniversary so prays are coming your way..I can't belive my Wally has been gone almost 10 years and not a day in my life goes by where I don't think about him and what a great life we had together..and girl I got remarried 3 years ago...but will never get over my first and deep love of Wally...love ya sis...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Linda said...

This was a lovely post and beautiful tribute to Johnny....you were blessed when you found each other. I loved all the pictures....Valentine hugs to you Sweetie..Linda

Ruthie said...

Oh my sweet friend Sweetie. What a special post.
I hope your day is filled with wonderful memories and that you can feel happiness for the beautiful years you had with your precious husband.
I am thinking of you today and want to send you a big ♥ hug ♥.

Neas Nuttiness said...

Just lovely. Your senior picture is ever so glam!
I can imagine that this Valentines Day is a difficult one, but know that prayers are sent your way.

Smilingsal said...

The story of you and your Johnny is much like the story of me and my Johnny. We married when I was just turned 17 too. Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours.

Shelia said...

Oh, Dear Sweetie, what a love story! Know you'll be in my prayers today and you're surrounded by God's everlasting love.
Blessings,
Shelia ;)

onlymehere said...

Honestly Sweetie this is the sweetest Valentine I've ever seen. It's so clear through your post that you loved Johnny very, very much and that he loved you too. What a precious gift to have that kind of love in your life.

Raggedy Girl said...

Sweetie:
How precious is this post!

Happy Valentine's Day
--from Roberta Anne

debbie said...

DEAR SWEETIE,
I JUST WANTED TO DROP BY AND WISH YOU A HAPPY VALENTINES DAY AND WAS SO BLESSED BY THE BEAUTIFUL POST ABOUT YOUR PRECIOUS HUSBAND. I KNOW JOHNNY IS LOOKING OVER YOU ESPECIALLY TODAY.
SENDING YOU A BIG HUG AS I KNOW THIS DAY MUST BE VERY HARD FOR YOU.
YOU HAVE BEEN SUCH A BLESSING TO SO MANY PEOPLE.
HUGS
debbie

Anne said...

What a beautiful couple you and your husband made. Thank you for sharing those picture's with us. Happy St. Valentine's Day. ♥

Helen said...

Of all the posts I've read today, yours touched me the most deeply. Thank you for sharing this amazing love story.

Heidi Pocketbook said...

I know this must be a hard time for you, the first Valentine's without your dh. I enjoyed the tribute you posted.

Congrats on your new great-grandbaby, she's precious!

Betty said...

What a beautiful love story. Thank you for sharing your story and Happy Valentine's Day to you both.

Cherdecor said...

Hi Sweetie, You have a truly wonderful Valentine Story and wonderful memories of your soul mate. You have had a beautiful family and you and Johnny raised them together. You, your faith, your strong work ethic, and you made it work! God bless you, Sweetie.

Talk..to..Grams said...

Happy Valentines's Day to you both!! Hugs Grams,

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sweetie, I'm supposed to be cooking, but I wanted to take a few minutes online and wish some special Valentines a Happy Valentine's Day!

This was a lovely post. Thank you for sharing it with us. You are a precious lady. Sending much Valentine love your way...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Anonymous said...

Mom ,
This is wonderful tribute to dad. I have always looked up to the both of you and hope that I will find the love that you both had for each other. I cant even imagine what you are feeling today. I always loved those pictures of you two. I just wish all of your new friends on here would of got to meet the love of your life. I LOVE YOU MOM HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!
Your Baby Bam-Bam

Chris said...

Oh Sweetie, you gave me goosebumps. Then when I read Bam Bam's comment it brought tears to my eyes. My middle daughter grew up being called Bam Bam. Because she broke, crashed, crushed every thing she touched. LOL

Hugs,
Chris

Eleanor said...

A wonderful tribute to your dear husband, soul mate and friend. I have just read your comment on my post (re the poem about dogs posted Tuesday last week). And I wanted to share my story with you. Richard, my husband of 31 years, passed away five years ago after the unexpected diagnosis of a brain tumour. After brain surgery he went into a coma and died six week later. We were kindred spirits! My dear labradors were first and foremost his dogs. And his legacy to me (among many other things). The dogs kept me going in simple practical ways - like getting out of bed to take them for a walk every day. My heart goes out to you, my friend. May God strengthen and comfort you! You have such an amazing family too! Love from Thatchwick.

onlymehere said...

Sweetie:
Thanks for stopping by. Enoch actually left 18 journals so his history is vast. His journal entries can be documented by historical church documents and to me that makes it even more fascinating bz you know he wasn't embellishing anything and these events happened just as he depicted them. I love finding out about my ancestors. What part of Illinois did your father come from? Since all my ancestors left by the 1850s or so I know we wouldn't be related but I was just curious. Have a great Sunday.

Nancy said...

Hi Sweetie:
Now we can add one more thing to our list. When I just turned 18, Bill and I eloped. We were married for 35 years when he died.
I love the high school pictures and I can see you in Sherry. I love this entry and the song. I love Vince Gill. I hope you have a good visit today with Haylee.
Love Nancy

Mama said...

A beautiful post and tribute to your dear husband Sweetie,hugs, Kathy.

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

What a sweet tribute to your Valentine!

bj said...

Dear Sweetie, I'm sorry I wasn't here to read this on V. Day...I was herding 4 grands around! :O)
This is such a loving tribute to your valentine. I can't even BEGIN to know how much you miss him.
Love, bj

Olive Rue said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the kind words. Happy Blue Monday!

Bo said...

Sweetie...I had to comment on this beautiful post...I've been involved with the "other man" in my life this weekend...my only grandson so I'm late in getting around...but thank goodness I didn't miss this post... yours & Johnny's picture should be in the dictionary under LOVE...not only were you the LOVE of each other's lives...you created a wonderful, loving family together...which unbeknownst to either of you at the time, would someday sustain the one left behind...it was God's plan I have no doubt. Hugs, ♥ Bo

char72 said...

For some reason after I read this post, the song "Young Love" from the 50s came to my mind and it's still there. So many times marriages like this do not work out, I'm glad yours did. The grandbaby in the post below is so sweet. There must be a reason you are called "Sweetie".
Happy Sweetie Day.
Charlotte