Last week I shared at Her View From Home about a construction paper heart that was my reminder of what our children really need. Not the extravagant, expensive toys, but the love and attention from their parents. A simple paper heart and a small simple gesture will do.
My daughter and I attend a class each week. The week before Valentine’s Day, I walked into the parent room and found red and pink crafting materials all over the tables. This day we had a project to do.
At the end of our hour together the parents all walked into the children’s room and gave them their paper hearts. The ceremony of it all felt a little lame until I saw how excited she was to get a Valentine from me. She was beaming. She just stared at it and was almost in awe that I had made this for her.
Her grin showed me that she felt special. She felt loved. It was a simple heart that was not fancy or especially artsy, but that didn’t matter. She knew that mom made it just for her.
Read the entire post about a simple paper heart at Her View From Home.
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What a lovely story and a reminder to use moms. Thank you for sharing it with us!
What a sweet story! And reminder!
What a great reminder..I Need to do this for my sweethearts!
What a valuable lesson to all of us mamas who sometimes think our kids need the biggest, newest, best…when they really need is love from us.
So very sweet ❤ watching your child’s eyes light up is one of the most precious parts of being a momma ❤
Isn’t it amazing how much our kids remind us that it’s really just about the little things? Whether that’d be a paper heart or a peck on the cheek, they don’t really ask for much–just our love. This was a beautiful piece, Emily. Thanks for sharing it with us on #shinebloghop