IT’S A SIMPLE FABRIC HEART. Puffed with stuffing. Hand-stitched with red thread. The words I Love You printed with red paint.
I could have trashed the heart years after the son crafted it for me in elementary school. But there are some things you keep. Things that remind you of the sweet love of a child, of a heartfelt gift lovingly made for a mother.
This heart reminds me that love threads through our lives—in memories, in moments, in the art of living.
Remember that on Valentine’s Day and always. You are loved.
© Copyright 2019 Audrey Kletscher Helbling