Sunday, February 14, 2010

She Always Gave Me Valentines

Always, without fail...

(this pop-out valentine is over ninety years old, and was made in Germany)


I'm honoring an entirely different form of love today...and this is the deepest one I have.

Today, I filled out a form, on behalf on my mother. I've taken it upon myself to be, at the very least, her voice. This year, I want her added to an important list: the "Remember My Name" Memorial Project. It's a national name registry that continuously compiles information on victims of domestic violence. If you know someone whom you feel needs to be added to this list, please visit the International Domestic Violence Memorial's facebook page for more information and a link to the form. And please remember, not all domestic violence is also intimate partner abuse.

I'll leave you with a valentine that I gave my mom many moons ago. She saved this, and I found it well after she died. I'll just have to send my valentine out to the universe this time around...

4 comments:

Vag said...

this is wonderful.
true love right here.

Momo Luna said...

Hi Shana, this post moves me deeply. It makes me cry because of the little girl valentine and the now grown up girl valentine. Recognition. Thank you for your beautiful, intimate post.

Hug! Monica

shana goetsch said...

thank you both. it's all i can give her at this point.

Heather Gordy said...

The pop-out card is beautiful and the card you made your mom is so sweet. Thanks for sharing.