Kristen always loved Valentine's Day.
She always insisted she have a box for her valentines.
She would leave it on the front porch and then listen for the doorbell. She would quickly run to the door and gather her valentines. Not only did she like to receive valentines, she also loved to pass them out. She would always choose her valentines early along with a bag of treats. She would carefully sign her name and stuff the envelopes with candy. She made sure everyone had a valentine.
I posted some of these pictures 2 years ago,
but I love them and wanted a post to include them all.
In 2009 Kim and Kristen set out to make the best box ever.
It took them pretty much the entire afternoon.
Afterwards she was so excited to show everyone her box.
I was saddened to think that Valentine's day was soon approaching and there was no box with her name on it. I decided I could still make her a box. I got busy and made a pink mailbox and adorned it with stickers and her name. This morning, on my daily visit to the cemetery, I delivered her box to her grave site.
I told my grandkids to make her a valentine and drop it off.
Some might think I'm crazy, and maybe I am.
However, this is how I get by,
sometimes it's a day at a time and sometimes it's a breathe at a time.
Kristen loved holidays and I will continue to include her in our celebrations.