Thursday, February 18, 2010

Love Locked Up

Jim and I each wrote the kids a note for their plates at breakfast on Valentine's Day.

I hadn't thought about them since, until I was putting their AWANA tote bags back into the lockers this morning. This is what I saw.

First Lily's, crumpled, but they got there.

Then, opening Patie's locker, I found she'd stashed likewise. Folded, stuck away for safe keeping with other sundries.

Then, you bet, there in the third locker, were Grace's notes. Not a single crumple or fold, stuck up with care for display.

As the girls busied themselves with their work, I couldn't help but smile quietly to myself, at the different ways they tucked away their notes- Lily's discrumpled and smudged with chocolate but lovingly saved just the same, Patie's perfectly folded with exact precision (she loves this), and Grace's, on display for beauty's and future encouragement's sake. She's definitely our beauty and words girl.
It was just so "them".
I have absolutely no idea where Hudson's are. None.


anne said...

that is beyond sweet.

Danielle said...

Aw, that is really sweet, to echo Anne. What else can you say?

Samantha said...

I love this and I believe in encouraging words :)