Love is in the air

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Pouring out your feelings is never easy. But, with some great Valentine's Day prizes on the line, several Review readers rose to the challenge in recent weeks, putting pen to paper to express their emotions for their partners.

Local resident Dorothy Anderson wrote that her longtime love, Roy Hanna is "one in a million," making their 18 years together a wonderful journey.

Tracy Crewson, who spent last spring battling an illness, wrote to thank her husband, Steve, for going "above and beyond the call of duty" with his care and compassion during a difficult time.

Bev Hoefs' ode to her "Johnny" also brightened our day with its humourous slice of married life, reminding us that love isn't all violin music and flowers, but something deeper:

"After 20 years of marriage

He still wants to hold my hand

These little caring details

Are born of a love sincere

That is not reserved for special days,

But for every day, all year."

But it was Chris Draper's heartfelt entry about the love of his life, Anita Cianciolo, that caught our attention:

"I love my wife because she is everything to me, the mother of our three children, my best friend, my confidante, my rock, my compass, my companion, my partner in everything I do, she is my lover," he wrote.

"When your soul is caught and entangled with another so that you are one, you can never say this is why or that is why, it just is. Our love is beyond the words of every day, it runs too deep. The depth of her beauty runs from her features to her heart and has more warmth and love for her family than anyone I know.

"I cannot do justice to why I love my wife, other than to say, 'I love her.'"

Chris, who works at the Waterdown TD/Canada Trust, and Anita have three children. Their plans for this Valentine's Day, their 20th together after meeting on a bus from Ottawa to Toronto, include going out for a romantic dinner together.

And thanks to Chris's entry, the couple will enjoy a number of prizes donated by local businesses, including a gift certificate from Wishes and Fine Jewellery, a photo plate from Cedar's Business Centre, a pedicure from Main Street Salon, gift certificates from the Greensville Gourmet and La Feminique, and a manicure and paraffin hand treatment from The Cutting Edge Salon.

The Review thanks all who entered, and wishes everyone a Happy Valentine's Day.

Love is in the air

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Pouring out your feelings is never easy. But, with some great Valentine's Day prizes on the line, several Review readers rose to the challenge in recent weeks, putting pen to paper to express their emotions for their partners.

Local resident Dorothy Anderson wrote that her longtime love, Roy Hanna is "one in a million," making their 18 years together a wonderful journey.

Tracy Crewson, who spent last spring battling an illness, wrote to thank her husband, Steve, for going "above and beyond the call of duty" with his care and compassion during a difficult time.

Bev Hoefs' ode to her "Johnny" also brightened our day with its humourous slice of married life, reminding us that love isn't all violin music and flowers, but something deeper:

"After 20 years of marriage

He still wants to hold my hand

These little caring details

Are born of a love sincere

That is not reserved for special days,

But for every day, all year."

But it was Chris Draper's heartfelt entry about the love of his life, Anita Cianciolo, that caught our attention:

"I love my wife because she is everything to me, the mother of our three children, my best friend, my confidante, my rock, my compass, my companion, my partner in everything I do, she is my lover," he wrote.

"When your soul is caught and entangled with another so that you are one, you can never say this is why or that is why, it just is. Our love is beyond the words of every day, it runs too deep. The depth of her beauty runs from her features to her heart and has more warmth and love for her family than anyone I know.

"I cannot do justice to why I love my wife, other than to say, 'I love her.'"

Chris, who works at the Waterdown TD/Canada Trust, and Anita have three children. Their plans for this Valentine's Day, their 20th together after meeting on a bus from Ottawa to Toronto, include going out for a romantic dinner together.

And thanks to Chris's entry, the couple will enjoy a number of prizes donated by local businesses, including a gift certificate from Wishes and Fine Jewellery, a photo plate from Cedar's Business Centre, a pedicure from Main Street Salon, gift certificates from the Greensville Gourmet and La Feminique, and a manicure and paraffin hand treatment from The Cutting Edge Salon.

The Review thanks all who entered, and wishes everyone a Happy Valentine's Day.

Love is in the air

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Pouring out your feelings is never easy. But, with some great Valentine's Day prizes on the line, several Review readers rose to the challenge in recent weeks, putting pen to paper to express their emotions for their partners.

Local resident Dorothy Anderson wrote that her longtime love, Roy Hanna is "one in a million," making their 18 years together a wonderful journey.

Tracy Crewson, who spent last spring battling an illness, wrote to thank her husband, Steve, for going "above and beyond the call of duty" with his care and compassion during a difficult time.

Bev Hoefs' ode to her "Johnny" also brightened our day with its humourous slice of married life, reminding us that love isn't all violin music and flowers, but something deeper:

"After 20 years of marriage

He still wants to hold my hand

These little caring details

Are born of a love sincere

That is not reserved for special days,

But for every day, all year."

But it was Chris Draper's heartfelt entry about the love of his life, Anita Cianciolo, that caught our attention:

"I love my wife because she is everything to me, the mother of our three children, my best friend, my confidante, my rock, my compass, my companion, my partner in everything I do, she is my lover," he wrote.

"When your soul is caught and entangled with another so that you are one, you can never say this is why or that is why, it just is. Our love is beyond the words of every day, it runs too deep. The depth of her beauty runs from her features to her heart and has more warmth and love for her family than anyone I know.

"I cannot do justice to why I love my wife, other than to say, 'I love her.'"

Chris, who works at the Waterdown TD/Canada Trust, and Anita have three children. Their plans for this Valentine's Day, their 20th together after meeting on a bus from Ottawa to Toronto, include going out for a romantic dinner together.

And thanks to Chris's entry, the couple will enjoy a number of prizes donated by local businesses, including a gift certificate from Wishes and Fine Jewellery, a photo plate from Cedar's Business Centre, a pedicure from Main Street Salon, gift certificates from the Greensville Gourmet and La Feminique, and a manicure and paraffin hand treatment from The Cutting Edge Salon.

The Review thanks all who entered, and wishes everyone a Happy Valentine's Day.