Thursday, February 14, 2013


Two young gentlemen gave me flowers today! It's the first time I can remember getting flowers from a boy on Valentine's day, and although it's rather silly of me, I really quite enjoyed the gifts. I do love flowers after all.

One darling gave me a few heavenly smelling frangipani, and the other gave me a rose! Don't you worry though, neither of my little dandies are older than ten. Miguel was the one who ran around the yard gathering frangipani blossoms and insisted that I let him put them in my hair, and dear little William told his mommy that he wanted to buy a rose for "Sister Katie" when they were shopping today. Isn't that just sweet?!

However, there is One who's Gift is much greater than flowers. "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish, but have everlasting life," (John 3:16). My Lord has been astounding me with His love and tender care lately. The lovely little things He does for me catch me by surprise and brighten up my so easily dampened spirits. His banner over me is love, and how wonderful it is to be always under that beautiful banner. 

My Jesus, I love thee, I know thou art mine;
for thee all the follies of sin I resign.

My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art thou;

if ever I loved thee, my Jesus, 'tis now.

I love thee because thou hast first loved me,
and purchased my pardon on Calvary's tree;
I love thee for wearing the thorns on thy brow;

if ever I loved thee, my Jesus, 'tis now.

I'll love Thee in life, I will love Thee 'til death,

And praise Thee as long as Thou lendest me breath;
And say when the death dew lies cold on my brow,

if ever I loved thee, my Jesus, 'tis now.

In mansions of glory and endless delight;

I'll ever adore thee in heaven so bright;

I'll sing with the glittering crown on my brow;
if ever I loved thee, my Jesus, 'tis now.

My sweet frangipani and beautiful rose. :)


  1. Aww… how precious. :) But definitely… I'm most thankful for the Gift.

  2. That is so sweet Katie!! I LOVE you!!! and Happy Valentines!! I hope that you have a wonderful day! Thank you for that post! So true...God's incredible love stirs a love in my heart for Him...

  3. Aw! Katie, I can just imagine those two sweet boys! Please give them each a big hug from me:) I miss you girl!!! Happy Singles Awareness day, as a good friend of ours used to say (and probably still does)!

  4. Mmm. Wish I could smell those flowers and give you a kiss on your flower-filled head. :) Love you monkey! XOXO