Tuesday, February 14, 2012

celebrating love

The Valentine's Day bug has nipped us here. The Boy Builder and I were talking today about all the many forms of love:

~ parental love
~ romantic love
~ sibling love
~ child love
~ love for humanity
~ love for animals
~ love for community or nation
~ love of material things
~ love of beauty
~ things we love to do
~ and on, and on, and on ...

Yesterday, a new niece was born in North Carolina. Modern technology allowed us to keep abreast of the details and see gorgeous pictures of little Lyla Mae nearly instantly as she began her sojourn on Earth.
This Valentine's Day my heart reaches across this wide Earth in celebration of Family Love, as it knits family members together, near and far.

Welcome, little Lyla Mae. We are so glad you are here.


  1. Aww, Happy Valentines Day Travis! Your little one is so adorable as is Eden :) And your new litle neice looks just like your kiddos! How cool :) I hope I get to met T soon! Hope you guys have a great day!

  2. It's funny, Teri. My boys look so much like their Papa and my brother's daughter looks so much like her Mama, but clearly there's some Hallstrom genes in there somewhere because the cousins do look a lot like each other!