Two years ago John made me these hearts for my birthday.
We never had a lot of money, so he always made me things. Which I loved and treasured more than any gift he could have bought me.
That year he was feeling particularly sad about not buying me something. He had been outside for awhile, and when he came in, his hands were behind his back. I asked him what he was hiding and he handed these to me.
I could tell he had been crying. I asked him what was wrong and he told me he was sad about not being able to buy me something for my birthday. He said, "But I made these for you because I want you to know that you will always have my heart."
I looked down at the hearts and just felt loved..
I held him to me and cried because it was such a beautiful thing to say and do.
"You could not have given me something that I would have loved more than these." I said to him.
Simple treasures..That is what life is about. It isn't the diamonds, vacations, new cars, bigger houses. It is loving someone enough just to think about them.
It's taking out the trash when it needs to be taken out. Taking care of each other when you are sick. Going with them to family functions, even when you would rather have your teeth pulled out than go there. It is making each other feel needed and loved. It is the little everyday things that will be remembered most..
That's what I remember..
Tonight's song is Chicken Fried by the Zac Brown Band
1st video, pick a clip
This song reminds me of John so much. This was him. Except for the beer..LoL