Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Another Perspective of My Gift; Love Comes Softly

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Another perspective of my sister's painting. :) It is actually quite large. As I said before, she painted this when she was about 11 or 12 yrs old. My grandmother had purchased all of my sister's paintings back when she was a teen, because so many of them were ocean scenes. She used them to decorate her beach house. When my grandparents sold their beach house many yrs later, she moved all of the paintings to her home. After they both passed away, my sister gifted me with this one, because from a young age I have always admired it! She kept one of her much smaller 1st florals, and all of the ocean scenes. I got the large bright and beautiful one! :) I love it!

One a separate note...Has anyone seen the "Love Comes Softly" series? Michael Landon, Jr. films them. Those movies are BEAUTIFUL! Sometimes I long for this type of simplicity of living! Don't get me wrong, I know they worked so very hard, and had their share of very hard times too. Yet, it just seems like a lovely way to live to me. To live off of the land God gave them. In today's world we worry over things that just don't really matter. Back then, they were concerned most every day with life and death choices...over needful things!

For Christmas, one of our three gifts to Jordan was the 3 pack of the series. She got movies 1-3 which included: Love Comes Softly, Love's Enduring Promise, and Love's Long Journey. She and I watched the 2nd and 3rd last night. We had seen the first one at her nana's house several months ago and she wanted me to see the newer ones with her too.

Oh, we laughed and cried! It reminded me of Little House on the Praire, but much different! I used to watch Little House on the Prairie and The Waltons every week when I was a little girl. :) I always wanted to look like Mary...with the beautiful blue eyes, and beautiful shiny blond hair....but I was the Laura...always feeling ugly, always getting into mischief with my Auburnish dark brown hair and freckles. :P My older sister Beth was always the pretty one in my eyes. She had light brown/blonde hair, and nice skin...and always thin without even trying. :)

If you've seen the Love Comes Softly series, what did you think about them? If you haven't and would like to, you should be able to rent them. Also, Sam's club or Walmart may be selling them right now... we found them at our local Sam's Club. :)

I'm such a lover for these kinds of movies.

4 comments:

Debra said...

Jenn,

I love this series! And they make me cry everytime I see them. I just made a comment the other day on someone's blog about how I long to live that kind of simple life!

I'm going to email you about what you wrote to me...I've had a lot of experience with that, my friend.
ouch, huh. Don't worry, God is faithful and much bigger.

Happy Wednesday!

Lola Goetz said...

I didn't see the movies, but I read the entire series of books. Multiple times. (When I was a teenager.) Loved them!

Jenn said...

Lola, Well, then you know the movies are never quite as good as the movies. The movies have been great for my daughter and I to watch together. The acting may not be superb in them, but they are still wonderful! :) Check them out sometime if you get a chance to. Thank you for stopping by. :)

Jenn said...

I meant...the movies are never quite as good as the books...hehe...