Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine Friend Love

Grace celebrated Valentine's Day with her 3rd grade class, with, of course, a classroom party. They made ice cream sundaes. I took a stab at 30 grams of carbs and actually did pretty well. She came home with a giant bag, filled with cards and carbs :0)

The best part, that part that made my heart melt, is when she showed me this:

Russell Stover Sugar-Free Marshmallow Heart
and a little bag with a 'Grace' sticker on it

One of her friends in class gave everyone in the class a Russell Stover Marshmallow Heart. But when she came to Grace, she handed Grace this heart bag, with a sticker with her name on it. Inside was a Russell Stover Sugar-Free Marshmallow Heart.

Grace smiled.
"C was thinking of me. She got this heart just for me. I mean, I can have the regular hearts Mom, right? But I mean, I think I like it better cause she was thinking of me and my diabetes when she bought it and wrapped it for me. That's why I like it better."

Yes Grace, you can have the regular marshmallow hearts, but somehow, this sugar-free one shows that your friends do care about you, think about you and love you Grace. It brought me to tears that you have good friends like this, even in 3rd grade.

What a lovely Valentine gift.

10 comments:

Misty said...

Yes, the bottom line here is that it made Grace's heart happy! Mine too...loved this story!

Alexis of Justices Misbehaving Pancreas said...

Oh thats so sweet!! Thats my girl she knows she can have the regular one but saw the sentiment behind it.

I heart you Grace youre awesome!

Five Bears A-Blogging said...

Too sweet. I love when kids are so loving with one another...

Reyna said...

I JUST HEART GRACE (and her thoughtful friend) BIG TIME!!! What a sweet exchange you had with your lovely girl Penny.

Happy Valentine's Day to you dear friend.

Meri said...

So completely sweet!!

Tracy1918 said...

I love that! What a sweet moment!

Danielle said...

That really is thoughtful! What a sweetheart.

k2 said...

Gracie is a good friend who also has good friends!
HUGS!

Lorraine of "This is Caleb..." said...

That is so sweet. Caleb came home with a bag of Crystal Light candies from a friend. I have no idea what the other kids got from this child. But I wonder if this bag was especially for him (and I won't mention that the carbs for a Crystal Light candy are the same as other hard candies:)). Caleb was, however, unphased. He just said - "hey crystal lights". Grace had a much more endearing reaction. :)

Heidi / D-Tales said...

A friend gave Jack some sugar-free candy hearts. While I would have preferred him to have eaten the ones without sugar alcohols, I was so touched by the thoughtfulness. And Jack was absolutely blown away. It is so nice when others recognize, take into account and try to do something kind for our kids and their diabetes.