Last night when we got home from visiting Josh's parents there was an envelope on the door addressed to Gavin.
He slunk off into a corner to open it in secret and we didn't think anything more of it.
Then, a while later Ellie came running out of her room. She was smiling for all she was worth and was holding a small, paper heart. The front held a sweet red design and the back had a hand-written message telling her that she was loved. She was thrilled. She packed that heart around with her for the rest of the night.
Two more such hearts showed up in other rooms, and Gavin looked more and more amused as these little love notes continued to pop up.
Finally, he came to me secretly to admit that he had been the culprit in our little cupid fest. He was so pleased with how it had turned out, and so was I. What a wonderful little experiment to bring into our home. I think these hearts may have been part of Gavin's earlier special delivery, but either way they were a fabulous addition to our evening and they turned my sweet little boy into a secret agent of kindness. It was a great thing.