I entered a 214 word Valentine writing contest, so today I am sharing it with you. The heart is made from my Dad’s flannel shirt!! HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

“Papaw, my homework is to find love,” I said, as he zipped my coat.

“Where should we look?” He took my hand to cross the street.

“What does it look like?” Papaw gave the man his apple.

“Where should we start looking Papaw?” He took our neighbor’s garbage cans in.

“How big do you think love is?” We finished the dishes for Mama.

“Did you finish your homework?” Mama asked as she finished hers.

“No, but Papaw said he would help me.”

LOVE, I wrote, as I snuggled next to Papaw.

“What should I write Papaw?”

“Well, I’m curious, what do you think love might be?”


I don’t know Papaw.

What am I going to do?

I have to do my homework.”

“It’s ok. Think about your day. Was there anything that looked like love?”

“You helped me with my zipper when it was stuck.”

“Yes, because I love you. Anything else?”

“You helped me cross the street.”


“Gave your apple away.

Took garbage cans in.

Did dishes for Mama.”

AND you are helping me.”

“I found love Papaw…YOU!

I Corinthians 13:4 …love is patient and kind.