Family, Music and Love: A Winning Combination

February is the shortest month of the year. Many think of it as the month of love because of Valentine’s Day. Some people love it, but others not so much. I like the idea of doing something special for the whole family, though we don’t always have a party. [bctt tweet=”I like the idea of doing something special for the whole family” username=”GaylWright”]

When my kids were home we would sometimes have heart shaped cakes or cookies. My husband will often bring me a dozen red roses to remind me of his love for me.




Love is a Many-Splendored Thing is the name of an old love song. It was originally written for a movie by the same name. It has been sung by Andy Williams, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, The Lettermen and many others. (I will share a YouTube version at the end of this post.)

While it is referring to romantic love in this song, I think the word splendor can refer to Jesus and the kind of love He has for us. I looked up the word on Rhymezone and found quite a few synonyms – magnificence, brilliance, resplendence, extravagance, grandeur, beauty and more.

Doesn’t that remind you of Jesus and His sacrificial love for us? He left His home in heaven and became a human being so that He could make a way for us to live with Him forever. [bctt tweet=”The love and mercy He shows to us is extravagant.” username=”GaylWright”]

Then your fingers touched my silent heart and taught it how to sing is one of the lines in the song. That’s what Jesus did for my heart when I became His child. He gives us a reason to live, a reason to sing and have hope and joy. We may not always be happy about our circumstances, but we can have joy deep inside.

I’ve been busy working on another poem from the online Magnetic Poetry Kit. This time I used the one in the category of Love. I hope you enjoy it.


Family, Music and Love


Remember happy family moments
Love and laugh and give a hug
Search for joy all through this life

Find a song to touch your soul
Dance and let your spirit soar
Feel the power of music

Listen and join voices together
Be true to one another
Fill your heart with love

As promised, here is the link to a YouTube recording of  Love is a Many-Splendored Thing.


John 15:9-13


 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.


I’m linking up with: #InspireMeMonday, #MomentsofHope, #Glimpses, #LMMLinkup, #CoffeeforYourHeart, #TestimonyTuesday, #TellHisStory

20 thoughts on “Family, Music and Love: A Winning Combination

  1. Dear Gayl, I love these thoughts about the word splendor and it’s many synonyms: “magnificence, brilliance, resplendence, extravagance, grandeur, beauty and more.
    Doesn’t that remind you of Jesus and His sacrificial love for us?” Wow. Truly that is an eye opening way to look at more of the gifts of Love. And, daffodils already? That’s a Valentine in itself! 🙂 Thank you for sharing your beautiful poetry also, my friend! Your poems sing! Blessings to you! xoxo

    1. Thank you, Bettie! Yes, we have daffodils and it was 80 deg. today!!!
      Tomorrow it will be twenty degrees cooler. Crazy weather, but I sure enjoyed being outside today.

      Thank you so much for your continued encouragement. You inspire me to keep writing.

      Blessings to you and have a wonderful week! xoxo

    1. Thank you, Andrew. Wow, what a touching song! I like Billy Joel’s music and had never heard this one. I can’t imagine the horrors of being involved in a war zone. I agree, this song definitely shows strong love. 🙂

      Blessings to you, dear brother!

  2. Gayl – I too always liked to do something for the whole family on Valentines Day. It made it a day, where we all purposely expressed our love for one another. Thanks for sharing today at #LLMLinkup where we are neighbors

    1. Thanks for visiting, Debbie! Lately we haven’t done much on Valentine’s Day unless the grandchildren are around, but I think I might like to revive some ways to celebrate it again.

      Blessings to you!

  3. I agree – Valentine’s for the whole gang. As a teacher, I stress that it’s not about Romance, but about Love. And there’s a difference. I LOVE the splendor of God’s love – such great words that only begin to scratch the surface of the depth of His love.
    Stopping by from Inspire Me Monday

    1. There is definitely a difference between romance and love! 🙂

      Yes, there are really no words to describe the depths of God’s love for us. Thank you for stopping by, Carol, and for your encouragement.

      Blessings to you!

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