Just moments before this picture... I was feeling kind of let down by my lack of pictures lately of my crew here living with us. Then I was gifted with this wonderful Valentine... new rubber boots along with pink booties to face the Minnesota mud! Rainbow rubber boots at that, and all the smiling faces and happy looks for grandma. There is a tea party planned on the porch after school with Valentines and probably some mud puddle pictures and...
We are taking baby steps towards the end of our remodel with tile going in the bathroom today. With our Kansas City family due in a few days we will have a house full!!! Let the craziness begin!
Feast day: February 14
Patronage: love, youth, happy marriages...
Saint Valentine of Rome was a bishop and martyr of the early church. Not much is known about him, except that his relics were found in the catacombs and an ancient church was dedicated to him. Tradition has it that Valentine cured the blind daughter of a Roman judge who along with his household, was later baptized. St. Valentine married couples, going against the edict of Claudius II. It was said that on the day of his execution, he gave a note to his jailer’s daughter that he cured, that was signed “your Valentine”. He’s pictured with birds because birds start pairing in February around his feast day.