At the end of every week, I go through my son's backpack to clear out the stuff he doesn't need. Usually there are piles of crumpled papers, flyers, and miscellaneous odds and end. (Honestly, I don't know how he manages to accumulate so much junk in a week!)
Yesterday, when I went through the backpack, I found a crumpled white paper with holes in it. I put it in the pile of things to throw away. When I was finished, I called my son over. "Bubba, I'm going to toss all this garbage."
He looked at my pile and immediately pulled out the crumpled white paper with holes in it. "Not this!"
I shrugged. "What do you need that piece of garbage for?"
He didn't answer. He walked away with his holey paper.
A short time later, he returned. "Mama, I have something for you."
I took the blue-construction paper card from his hands. It of course, was a Mother's Day card. The cover was quite lovely with all kinds of sweet sentiments written on it. Then I looked inside.
Guess what I saw?
The white paper with holes in it! This time it looked a little less crumpled.
"It's a snowflake," my son said. "I made it for you!"
(Fortunately, we both got a laugh out of it. That was definitely special garbage!)
Before I go, I would like to wish all moms a very Happy Mother's Day! Enjoy your day!