Love letters

Every once in awhile we see something that stops us dead in our tracks. We pause, think, ponder. Sometimes we overhear the words of a stranger that are easily applied to our own situation. Sometimes we see a simple act of kindness that teaches us to be a better person. Sometimes — especially as a mother — we are halted by our children. We learn lessons from the little people. Our mother’s heart breaks in two and crumbles to dust before soaring on the wings of impenetrable love.

Like when we come across some little scrap of seemingly insignificant paper that’s been left behind on an untidy desk. For some reason we stop our hurried cleaning and read the innocent scrawl of an eight year-old to her older sister.

We stand frozen in place … by tears of joy and thanksgiving for their tender souls, by sobs of sorrow for the passing of time that takes such precious moments from our grasp all too soon. Then we press hand to mouth and giggle at the words and marvel at the depth and respect.

And the love.

Countdown to Valentine’s Day No. 7: Seek and find the love offerings right under your nose.

P.S. Now that I’m done crying because my kids love each other, I’m going to make them feed hay to the horses and steers, gather eggs and check waterers. And if that doesn’t set them to arguing like normal kids, I don’t know what I’m going to do. There is entirely too much sweetness happening around here. Something has to be done about it!

Go exploring! You may enjoy these previous posts.


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    Sue February 7, 2011 (3:37 am)

    How sweet! You’re very lucky. As I recall, my brother and I spent most of the days trying to kill each other.

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    mothergoose February 7, 2011 (7:06 am)

    Doodle has one of the kindest hearts I’ve ever seen! She is a blessing to us all! I’m sure Snicker loved the praise! She’s a dear too!

    And sister…I think your talent is pretty awesome too! Keep following your dreams! Love, Your Adoring YOUNGER Sister

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    Nancy February 7, 2011 (8:20 am)

    That is so precious! I hope she keeps the letter. I got a similar one from my younger sister years ago and although I don’t think I still have it, I remember the sweet words. Wonderful memories!

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    Laurie February 8, 2011 (10:00 am)

    Take those sweet words as a sign that you have done your job-you have made a loving family.No matter what, no matter where, they will always have each other.