Week 7 ~ Everyday is Valentine’s Day!

Fifty-one years ago today I was blessed to become a Valentine! Yes, a real, true, ‘honest to goodness’ Valentine! Paul Valentine chose me to be his Valentine on Valentine’s Day 1961 ~ for real!

Now in our family, everyday is Valentine’s Day, but it’s nice to have people around the world celebrate it with us every February 14th! 🙂 We are now a family of 11 in our Valentine family ~ 2 grown children; 2 ‘children in love’ (1 of whom carries the Valentine name); 5 granddarlings (4 that actually carry the name of Valentine) and Paul and me!

It is truly a blessing to be a Valentine and really makes you feel ‘special‘! So from our happy home filled with love to yours we wish you a very Happy Valentine’s Day! ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡

We are looking forward to the next 49 years! 🙂

Love and Blessings,

~Judy♡~

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Week 6 ~ Want to Have Fun While Running Errands?

Running errands is not my favorite thing to do! I want to get in and get out and get back home! Well, the other day when DH and I were on our weekly trip to Son’s home to spend another fun-filled day with our youngest Granddarling while his mommy worked, I was praying! (I seem to do this a lot while DH is driving in heavy traffic! Hehehe! He is a very good driver but not a very patient man when in traffic!) Well, when I pray it is basically talking to my Daddy and listening to Him!  Suddenly I heard, ‘Judy, start praying for ones who cross your path whether driving or just anywhere, as My Spirit leads you to!’ I smiled and said, ‘Okay!’

So that is what I have been doing! Today I had to make a quick trip to Walmart to pick up something for dinner, so I prayed for different ones as I was driving. When I parked and got out of the car, someone crossed my path, I was led and I prayed! This went on as I walked the isles looking for what I needed! Now, when I pray, I talk to my Daddy, but like under my breath with my lips moving. Therefore to others it seems I am talking to myself! I had so much fun because when someone would cross my path, I would smile, nod my head in recognition of them and pray! Hehehe! I know they thought that lady is going around talking to herself! Oh, if they only knew that they had just been held up to the Throne of God by that lady that talks to herself! 🙂

Have a very blessed day and give it a try! It is so much fun to pray for complete strangers and the Holy Spirit will direct those prayers too! It is so rewarding because you know that He is going to answer those prayers and the people are never going to know you prayed for them! 🙂

Love and Blessings,
~Judy♡~


Change! Change! Change!

It seems that is all we hear in these times! Oh, don’t get me wrong…we definitely need a change in our government and our country…a change back to the principles, beliefs and ideals  our country was founded on! Back to our Constitution and the way it was written ~ By the People and For the People~, back to our morals and our faith, belief and trust in God!

I am talking about our trying to change other people! When you fell in love with your spouse, did you fall in love with the person they were or did you fall in love with the person you were going to change them into? The truth of the matter is that we are the ones that need to change and for the good! We cannot change someone else, but we can change our self! We all have our faults and things that need to be changed! ‘We are the clay and our Father is the potter!’

When you let God show you what and how you need to change in you, you will find those around you begin to change too! Did you ever hear the saying, “Actions speak louder than words!”? Well, when others see your fruit turn to sweet and ripe rather than sour and unfruitful, they will change! When you are kind and have the joy of the Lord and let His love shine through you, your countenance will be infectious and your harvest overflowing with love, happiness and blessings! Have a blessed day beyond measure!

Love and Blessings,

~Judy♡~


No Regrets!

Are you a “I should have”, “I wish I had” or “I could have” type of person? I had a very dear uncle whose conversations were always, “Well, I should have” or “Well, I could have” or “I sure wish I had”! Instead of seeing what he had done it was always what he should, could or wish he had done! And he actually had accomplished a lot in his life, but he didn’t see it! 😦

With the days, weeks, months and years seeming to be quickly flying by it made me think! (There I go again…thinking! :{ ) We all get so ‘busy’ doing ‘busy’ things, do we ever stop and take notice of the things that are really important? When is the last time you told someone close to you that you love them? When was the last time you called that friend or relative you were thinking of just to say ‘hello’? These are the things that are most important and that we are mostly likely to regret when it is too late! Oh, we say, “Oh, they know I love them or how important they are to me!” How do they know if you don’t take the time to tell them??? I was privileged to be with my mother for months while she was slowly preparing to move to her mansion in Heaven! During that time we got to talk, share and remember together. I got to tell her how much I loved her and was grateful and thankful that she was my mother because it was her raising me the way she did that made me the person I am today! We also got to talk about Heaven, how wonderful, beautiful and awesome it is! She actually asked me if I would go with her and I told her my bags were packed for whenever Jesus summons me! I also told her that our love would live forever and I would ask Jesus to give her a hug for me when I was missing her! You see, I know He does and she has gotten a lot of Jesus hugs! 🙂

Take the time today to tell someone, “I love you” or “I just want to thank you for being in my life”. Share a hug, a smile, a memory, a kind word. Call someone and if they don’t answer, leave an ‘I love you or Thank you for being you’ message!

When my mother drew her last breath here on earth, I cried not because I had any regrets but because I knew that she was with Jesus…young, healthy, happy, running through fields of green chasing butterflies! Instead of being a ‘I should have, could have, wish I had’ person, be a ‘I am so thankful I did’ person! If you are reading this…I love you and I am so thankful to have you in my life and I truly appreciate your stopping by to see what I see Thru My Daddy’s Eyes!

Love and Blessings

~Judy♡~


For a Special Couple

This is to a Special Couple ~ the parents of our Daughter In Love and also our dear friends. Yesterday was their 50th Anniversary and that is Special!  We know…we celebrated ours on Valentine’s Day! Happy 50th and here is to 50 more! ♡


Meeting Again…

Yesterday was the day that I saw my cousin who I hadn’t seen in 51 years! We are only 9 months apart and had a lot of fun growing up.  Her family moved to Alaska with her dad’s work and then we only got to see each other when she would come back and visit during the summer. When we grew up and each got married we lost contact.

She and her husband live in Pennsylvania now and came back for his high school reunion. It was so good to get together and do our remembering of fun, family times and our family members that are no longer here! The time went too quickly!

When we parted, we made a vow to not lose our connection again! Time stood still in that 3 hours of remembering and we laughed and were kids again! We once were a large family, but now are small and scattered across the country! We all have a tendency to get so busy running and living our lives that we forget the important things in life…family!

We will stay in touch and talk often, even with thousands of miles between us! You see…blood is thicker than water…and we have learned how important we are to each other ~ We are FAMILY! ♡

Hug someone today and let them know you love them! 🙂

Love, Blessings and Hugs,

~Judy♡~