I’ve always been a stars and hearts girl. But two hearts really became my jam when my mom went to Heaven in May of this year. Every time I posted about her on social media or sent a text or e-mail to anyone, I included an emoji with two hearts at the end of my message. Two pink hearts, one slightly bigger than the other, side by side…that’s me and my mom forever and always.
The “two hearts” is so much my jam that I tattooed them on my arm in August. Always reminded of two hearts, one slightly bigger than the other, side by side…that’s me and my mom forever and always.
In October, I visited a cute boutique in Colonial Williamsburg. I looked at three silver bracelets and decided I would get two of them. The shop owner asked what I was thinking about. I explained that I saw three bracelets I really like, but I was trying to narrow it down to just two. I told her I like to get things for my mom because she lives in Heaven now. She smiled big, picked up one of the bracelets and said, “I’m going to give you this one. This is from your mom”. It was the bracelet with two hearts. Side by side…that’s me and my mom forever and always.
In November, I started to struggle a lot. With the holidays approaching, I was missing my sweet girl and the pain was heavy. One evening I received an e-mail with what should have been good news. It read, “Congratulations on your nomination as Teacher of the Year”. I was instructed to submit some documents and responses to essay questions by the following week. Before I composed my e-mail to respectfully decline the nomination (no way could I pull that off in a week), I sent a message to my vice principal just to confirm the date. “Is this all really due by November 18th”, I asked. Her immediate response…two pink hearts, one slightly bigger than the other, side by side. Reminding me that’s my Mommy, and she’s with me forever and always.
Just when I think I don’t have the strength to continue, when I feel unloved, when I feel like I’m no one’s little girl anymore, and when being Teacher of the Year would mean nothing without her by my side… God sends two pink hearts, one slightly bigger than the other, side by side. Letting me know that my Mommy is with me forever and always.