Heather walked downstairs to start the morning routine. Peter was up and out on a run. She opened the freezer to pop a couple of frozen waffles into the toaster and found a note.
your smile lights up my soul
your laugh sets my nerves on fire
i wake up in the middle of the night to the sound of your muffled snore
and watch your eyelashes flutter filled with dreams
and i hope that it’s me and our love you’re seeing in your sleep
but i know even when your heart is divided between heaven and earth
that i still get to tickle your dimple and smell your hair
that truly never smells like socks
you, my dear heather, are my shangri la, my piece of peace in this noisy world
i love you baby
happy valentine’s day
can’t wait for you to see what i left for you in the shower
Suddenly, Heather couldn’t wait for the bus to pick up at least three of the five children.