Buttons of Love

Happy Valentine’s Day to each of you!!! I could not think of a better post for today than “Buttons of Love”. Those of you who have been kind enough to hang around “Stuff” for a while know all too well the story of my friend, Michelle. If you are new??? Then here is a portion of her story. Michelle’s five year old spent an afternoon with me this week….and while we watched “Frozen”, she sat in the floor sorting craft buttons. She also informed me that her mama’s favorite color is green. Smile. So I am thinking of you, Michelle. And so are your babies. ♥♥♥

stuff i tell my sister

This is a love story of sorts. One I’ve been longing to share with you, but hesitating, as it still hurts my heart. I pray it reaches into your souls, as it has ours.

About four months ago, my friend Michelle called my husband at work. He manages a large craft and hobby chain store. Do you have buttons…she asked? What kind of buttons, Michelle? Big bags of buttons. Yes, just come on by and I’ll fix you up.

Later that evening, I received a call from hubby. His voice was not normal…and I could tell he was shaken. Do you know where your antique buttons are, he asked? Ummmm …. I can find them.  How many do you need?  Just a few, he replied. Tell me what’s going on.  Here is a paraphrase of what he shared:

Michelle and her oldest daughter are in my store. She wanted to look at the buttons…

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8 Responses to Buttons of Love

  1. Tracy says:

    I loved this story when you first posted it, such a sweet one. Happy Valentine’s to you!

  2. mimijk says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day!! Happy love all around..

  3. 🙂 Can’t ask for a better love story than that today…

    • Paula, I still have the red button you sent to me from Michelle’s Memorial Service. It hangs right next to one of my heart necklaces to remind me of your good friend. Days whiz by and I forget to be grateful for each day I am granted. Valentines Day brings thoughts of people we have loved and are now missing from our lives. It’s also a good day to give some extra hugs to friends and loved ones we are blessed to have near us.
      Sending you a hug from Arizona…the day after Valentines Day.

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