V-Day

By Molly Bice-Jackson - 1:57 PM





I made a really cool movie for Vic on Windows Movie Maker for Valentine's Day, but I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to post it onto my blog. (Anyone? Anyone?) !

In other news, why can't I be as cool as Rachel and have a clever, moving, witty, funny Valentine's post? I used to fancy myself a good writer, I now see I was fooling myself all those years. All I can say after reading her blog entry about the day of love is: ditto. Right on. Amen, sista. Word to your mother. Not only did she encapsulate thoughts and feelings I often have on the subject of love, she sent me three fabulous handmade cards from Seraph Stationary.
Owned and operated by a fellow Rexburgian, Ben Webster. His stuff is AMAZING. And done entirely old school--letterpress. He was featured in TIME magazine a while back. Look it up. I find it fascinating. Vic was the lucky recipient of one of the cards, the other two are in the mail, on their way to two special people. Is it you? Check your mailbox.

I have grown fonder of Valentine's Day as I've gotten older. Two of my closest friends and favorite people were born on Valentine's Day--my dad, and my dear friend Amy Ferguson Hackworth. It is quite fortunate (and appropriate) that I happen to be quite fond of both of these people and find them most outstanding. This adds another special element to Feb 14th for me.

So here's how it went down:
Crazy day, taught a drama class, had drama at home with Lucy (nothing unusual), story time at library, etc. 5 p.m. rolls around and I get the crazy idea to make a little romantic slideshow, of sorts, for Vic. I thrive on doing things last minute. It came together nicely, while the chicken was thawing. Vic arrived home with two gorgeous bunches of tulips. He got down on his knee and read me the following poem: (get out your wine and crackers)

Tulips for my favorite set of two lips
Perhaps, my love, not the norm
But then when have we ever been the type to just "conform"
Our love is unusal, just like we two
A lawyer and a performer, both with eyes of blue
Quite different from each other yet we are united
Even if the night before we certainly did fighted
Forever and a day, we'll be growing in our love
Just like a bird "flying to heaven above"
Because "I love technology, but not as much as you , you see"
So on this special day, I present this gift to you
Flowers of a perfect shape, size, and hue
They'll only last a little while
But someday I'll bring more
Because each day we are together, we better understand what forevers for
We two still are changing, this lawyer and performer
Our unusual union growing, our love ever warmer
Someday it will ignite a galaxy of suns
To grow a gazillion flowers and each and every one
Will be unique my dear, just like we two
And will be a reflection of the love within our eyes so blue.


Could you die? And the best part? WE BOTH CRIED. He said it was meant to be cheesy and funny-somehow tears came instead of laughter.

Lucy was sent to bed a little early, without a fuss, and we enjoyed dinner by candlelight while listening to Mercedes Sosa. I showed Vic the movie I had put together, gave him his card, and we settled in for an episode of LOST. What a great evening. I feel so blessed to have such love in my life.





































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  1. The problem is you made it with windows movie maker. It would have been easier with iMovie. Just an opinion. Great poem.

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  2. Windows is owned by Microsoft. Microsoft is of the devil. Since they provide Movie Maker for free, they don't want you to do anything with it but watch your movies on your Microsoft operating system. If you're really good, you might be able to burn a DVD. Putting it on YouTube is not something they want you to do. Long live Microsoft. C&P the link below in your browser. I've never tried it, but let me know if it works.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Clb7Wo11BA

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  3. MOLLY!!!!!! So glad you were inspired to share that amazing poem! I mean, are you kidding me? My jaw seriously hit the desk on that last paragraph. That was like the most beautiful, inspiring thing I have ever read. A little more profound than my hubby's "you make my heart jiggle like jello".... :)

    And btw, I don't think your daughter could be ANY CUTER! I can't stand it!

    TO LOVE!!!!

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  4. I think Vic is a keeper! Sounds like you had a great day!

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  5. Vic, I really really love your poems! And I love that you can cry too. That was the sweetest Valentine's story- thank you for sharing it. Ok, now I want to cry. I love you guys so much!

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  6. Bright minds think alike! I sent out two cards last month with T holding up signs. I think they turned out pretty well, so don't be surprised if you end up with one in your mailbox one day. Glad you guys had so much fun on Valentine's. I too am liking it more as I get older. And it helps being married. It's not as much fun if it's with a guy you're just dating. Great poem, great pics, great everything! Happy Valentines!

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