These are the cards that we made for the kids. I chose the design last night after Husband had already braved the lines at the jewelry store to pick up this sweet little charm that I knew nothing about it until this morning. I lost my charm bracelet about 2 years ago along with all of the beautiful charms he and the children had picked out for me. :( He has slowly been replacing the old ones, but this one is new. Two minds, one thought!
And here is my valentine to all of you sweet friends, known and unknown...
Yes, those are my crooked fingers traced just for you and my gift to you all today is this prayer offered for your families. It is the prayer we say every year for our own children.
Heavenly Father, we ask You to guide our children in the choice of spouse.
Don't let them be carried away by false charms or be fascinated by mere outward glamour, but guide their minds to look beneath and beyond all external attractiveness for the deeper things which alone are worth while.
And especially let the choice be of one who is a fervent Catholic,
true in thought and word and deed to those ideals
which are Yours especially the value of their purity.
Dear Father of us all, give Your guiding help to our children,
who are Your children too. We'll be letting them go soon,
but please, don't ever let our children go from You. Amen.
St. Valentine, patron of romantic love, pray for us!
Have a La-la-la-la-lovely day!