Friday, March 6, 2015

{#sol15} i love you because ... 6/31


The March Slice of Life Story Challenge
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I love you 
     because ...
Above image is an example of the
framed message board.
Pinterest idea from {HERE}.

I made a framed message board for my hubby for Christmas a year ago.  We see it every day as it rests on my dresser, near the doorway.

Powerful words we say to each other every day.  Several times a day.
But the 'because' is fulfilling to hear, to know, to be reminded of --

love you 
     because ...

When we first met, he {actually} said, "This is not a pick up line...
But I really like your smile." And my response?

"Oh, usually it's my eyes."  Sarcasm and all.  {Blink. Blink. Blink.}
My hubby scrawled this same message -- and I added a line too.

love you 
     because ... of your smile 
                                            ... and eyes.

One day a drawing of a mommy was added by a little artist.
Then a second little artist displayed her talents on the message board too.

{If found, insert image here. I was so hoping to find a picture of this message...}

The framed message board sat for months untouched and unchanged.
But I still smiled every time I caught a glimpse of the sweet words and precious pictures.

love you 
     because ...

Just yesterday P. woke up and meandered into my bedroom as I was getting ready.
My laptop was on top of my dresser as I was quickly trying to post my slice of life.

She noticed the framed message board next to my laptop and reached for the black marker.
"Do you remember what it says?" I asked.  I pointed and read it --

love you 
     because ...

"Would you like to write something new?"
I wiped the lingering special message away, positive I had already taken a picture.

She started with a new drawing of Mommy.
"What do you want it to say?"

love you 
     because ... 
              YOU 
              ARE 
              BEAUTiFUL.


P.'s new message for Mommy with a little spelling help.
Yes, I am wearing a crown.



17 comments:

  1. How precious! And yes, we love you because of all of the above and you make us proud. Your faith and care of others shows thru you each day. Can't wait to see what M will add. Love ya, M & D

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  2. Such a wonderful gift that just keeps on giving! I agree with John you do have a great smile! XO

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  3. What an incredible gift!

    Sharing the because makes all the difference.

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    1. P.'s drawing and words are priceless

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  4. What a great idea! This could be a terrific affirmation for a spouse, or also for teenage sons (who you don't actually like very much at this time). Thank you!

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  5. This is so sweet. I love the picture frame idea!

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  6. I love this idea! I love how this gift has extended from a message board from you and your husband- reminding you of the love you share and of your first meeting but now it shows the love from your daughter!

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  7. So sweet. Another plus from slice of life...I feel like I've gotten to "watch" your girls grow up!

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  8. This is lovely - a constantly growing testament to love in your family.

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  9. Such a sweet memory to have.

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  10. I LOVE this! What a great idea! Her little drawing is so cute, and I can't get over that she gave you a crown! So, so cute!

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  11. This is so adorable and what a special gift!

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  12. This is SO sweet! I am glad you sliced about this little tradition in your family. Your daughter has super handwriting! The picture warms my heart. :)

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  13. I love the idea of the frame to write on. And P's drawing and message is beautiful...kids are amazing!

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  14. Wow, that's an amazing idea. Love it! And love the new message -- adorable!!!

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  15. I just love the crown! And honestly, I love the message too!

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  16. So much love in your life and in this slice.

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts.