Calandra, my love,
Today is Valentine's Day. It is a day of remembrance for all those we love, here on earth and in heaven.
When I first read this poem, I thought of you, my love! I remember how very much you loved beautiful, colorful flowers. In fact, three of my most treasured pictures of you are of you holding flowers. All three are pictured here in your guest book photo album. Calandra, my love, it is quite amazing how the following poem, "A Dozen Roses," perfectly and totally, reminds me of you!!
A Dozen Roses
If I had a dozen roses, I know just what I'd do.
I'd give each one a name that reminded me of you.
The first rose I'd call SUNSHINE, because you brightened everyday.
The second would be BEAUTY, the kind that never goes away.
The third rose would be PRICELESS, like those hugs you gave to me.
I'd name the fourth rose SILLY, oh how funny you could be!
Rose five, of course, is PATIENCE, something you helped me to find.
The sixth rose would be MEMORIES, the gift you left behind.
The seventh and the eighth rose would, for sure, be FAITH and GRACE.
Nine would be UNIQUE, because no one could ever take your place!
The tenth rose, well that's easy, I'd simply name it LOVE.
Eleven would be ANGEL, for I know you're watching from above.
I'd think about that twelfth rose, and I'd really take my time.
After all, these roses are for you, my lovely Valentine!
I'm sending them to heaven in every color that I know.
So twelve I'll name FOREVER, for that's how long I'll love you so!
Calandra, my love, I will forever love you!! You will always have a very special place in my heart, reserved for you, alone!!
I love and miss you so very much!!!!
Happy Valentine's Day in heaven, my love!!
Valentine hugs and kisses for you and all our other heavenly loved ones!!