I found this heart today after Belle went to school. She left it in a place she knew I'd find it. I always thought if I had the opportunity to see some of the timeless works of art from the great ones--Picasso, Michelangelo, Da Vinci--it would probably bring me to tears. This morning, I had no need to see the famous paintings of the world. Her heart was the most moving work of art my eyes will ever see, and I was actually able to hold it in my hand. How amazing.
It requires a bit of translation. My artist is only a first grader.
FRONT: "I love you so much Mommy"
BACK: "You are cute. You are a good mom. I dode no how old you are?"
When I read "You are a good mom," be still my heart. No words could sound more precious than those, coming literally from the heart of my child. And then how can you beat "You are cute," followed closely by, "I dode no how old you are." Just perfect. I love my Ava Isabelle.
5 days ago