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I recently was reminded of this quote. I thought I had read it in the Mitford Series, and maybe I did because she quotes a lot of great writers in those books. But, when I looked it up, the credit is given to writer Jody Picoult in her book Handle With Care, so that is who we have credited it to. Here is the quote:
When you love someone, you say their name different. Like it's safe inside your mouth.
Once, when I was visiting with my sister, Sandi, she told me that she loved that she could tell how much my husband loves me by the way he looks at me and says my name. I already knew that he loves me, but when she told me that, it made me take more notice and appreciate the way he does show his love for me in ways that he doesn't even realize himself. It made me wonder if I showed my love for him in the same way. Do I keep his name safe in my mouth?
I shared Ms. Picoult's quote with friends on Facebook and two of my friends gave me even more perspective on this thought of being safe when we are loved, and keeping other's names safe as well.
I talked to my girls about this quote and the thoughts it brought to mind and we decided that it is a perfect quote for Valentine's Day. Alicia, who is becoming quite a pro on Canva, designed 4 styles of this quote for you to print and frame for your own home. The actual quote was a little long for an
8 x 10 printable, so we shortened it, but the message still comes across. We hope this thought will be a wonderful reminder of how we should show love to one another in our homes and in our dealings with loved ones and, well, everyone really!
You can choose which style you would like to print simply by clicking on the photos below. You will receive a PDF copy to print. Then, just trim it up to fit into an 8 x 10 inch frame!
Click and print yours! We hope that you enjoy it!
PS: You can find another Canva project here!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!