August 10, 2006

shmily 2

i used shmily
yesterday in my post
as a little connection
to my husband

i got to thinking today
that i would like to share
the meaning of that special phrase
because it is really neat
and we really didn't make it up

we used to do devotions
from the book, nightlight
by james and shirley dobson
there is a story by laura jeanne allen
that talks of her grandparents
and how they would surprise each other
with shmily written everywhere
on the end of the toilet paper roll
in the ashes in the fireplace
the steam on the mirror
notes in the car
you get the picture
when one person found a shmily
it was his or her turn to hide a surprise

this intrigued me
surprises from the one you love
what a wonderful concept
proof that i am on someone's mind
when i'm not even around

we don't do it to the extreme
that this old couple in love did
but it is one way we connect
in this crazy, busy world we live in

oh, and shmily?
it means "see how much i love you"

so feel free to take this little phrase
and make it your own
if you want to read the whole story
it's on page 12 and 13 of the book

tomorrow marks five years
happy anniversary, honey!

1 rays through the fog:

Blazer1234 said...

Happy Aniversary! I love the idea of the SHMILY's!

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