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.
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