Amy Antoinette - A Motherhood & Lifestyle Blog: Happy Valentine's Day

14 February 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Wishing you all a wonderful Valentine's Day, whether you're spending it with your partner, or your friends. I thought I would mark the day by including a reading we had at our wedding...

"I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you, not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you, for the part of me that you bring out. I love you, for putting your hand into my heaped-up heart, and passing over all the foolish, weak things you can't help dimly seeing there, and for drawing out, into the light, all the beautiful belongings that no one else had looked quite far enough to find. 

I love you, because you are helping me to make of the lumber of my life, not a tavern, but a temple. Out of the works of my every day, not a reproach, but a song. I love you, because you have done more than any creed could have done to make me good, and more than fate could have done to make me happy. You have done it without a touch, without a word, without a sign. You have done it by being yourself. Perhaps that is what being a friend means, after all."

- by Roy Croft -

Do you have plans for Valentine's Day?


  1. Aww that is really beautiful! x

  2. What an absolutely beautiful reading, it really sums up how love should be. Thanks for sharing xxx

  3. That is the sweetest reading. Happy Valentine's Day, I hope you and your husband have a lovely day x x

  4. Such lovely words and that photo is absolutely beautiful. Happy Valentine's Day xo

    Rosie | A Rosie Outlook

  5. Such a beautiful reading, almost brought a tear to the eye! Stunning photo too. Happy Valentine's Day! x

  6. Beautiful photo and a beautiful poem <3 xx

  7. That is beautiful Amy. Hope you both have a nice evening xx

  8. How stunning, so beautiful <3
    Happy Valentines Day


  9. Gorgeous photo and beautiful words, perfect reading for a wedding <3

  10. Beautiful! What lovely words :)

  11. So lovely and romantic. I hope to have love like this one day. xxx

  12. Beautiful picture of you too and that's a lovely reading to have! I'm not doing anything but I don't mind :)

    Louisa's Notebook

  13. Such a beautiful photo x

  14. What a beautiful reading and photograph. Have a lovely Valentine's day!

    Jen | sunny sweet pea xx

  15. Aw I love that reading, I am getting married next year will have to remember that one.

  16. Such a beautiful reading, to go with such a beautiful couple.

    Happy Valentines day to you both :) (Well for yesterday!)

    Hannah xx
    Bella and Roscoe

  17. Invitation - inglês
    I'm Brazilian.
    Spent reading here, and visit his blog.
    I also have one, only much simpler.
    I'm inviting you to visit me, and if possible follow together for them and with them. I always liked to write, expose and share my ideas with people, regardless of class Social, Religious Creed, the Sexual Orientation, or, of Ethnicity.
    To me, what will interest is our exchange of ideas, and, thoughts.
    I'm there in my space Simpleton, waiting for you.
    And I'm already following your blog.
    Strength, Peace, Friendship and Happiness
    For you, a hug from Brazil.

  18. What a beautiful couple you are guys!

    Melanie ~

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