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“Mama, why did you throw this away?”

I turned around and saw that he was holding a small, pink heart in the palm of his hand.

“I found it in the dryer, Buddy. I didn’t know what it was.”

“I made it for you, Mama, because I love you.”

He held out the heart and placed it in my hand, smiling and giving me a hug before he walked out of the room.

I looked down at the heart, slightly warped from its run through the washer and dryer and a day or two in the garbage can.

It was pretty far from perfect.‎

But love isn’t perfect, right? It isn’t always smooth or pretty or ‎flawless. Sometimes it’s crooked and wobbly and uneven and sometimes it’s even been through the wringer once or twice.

But, holding that little imperfect heart in my hand, I realized that’s just the way it should be.

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