Heart Mug


I have this great big heart on a bright and cheery coffee mug.  It seems to be a heart wearing a crown, but the crown is falling off to the side, so you have to study it a bit to make sure of this.  There’s a great clue written there…  “love rules”… and then below that, in a young girl’s handwriting, “Love is patient.  Love is kind.”

It’s just beautiful!  Not the kind of “beautiful” that draws your eye in the kitchen section of a wonderful department store.  No, it’s the kind of beautiful with a grand story attached.

My cousin – well, I call her my cousin – she’s the daughter of Gary’s cousin… so anyway, my cousin did this adorable art work years ago while she was a cancer patient, undergoing treatment, after treatment, after treatment.  And she was just a child.  And we all cried, and we all prayed, and we all waited for good news as she endured the pain that goes along with this disease that was trying to destroy her leg.

I hope you’ll spend a few moments to click over and learn more about Art with a Heart.   What a wonderful thing this Oklahoma organization does for children!  What a treat it was for me to be able to purchase this mug to support Ashley and other children dealing with cancer.  How I have loved drinking coffee from this mug over the years.  It’s my special connection to Ashley… even though we’ve only seen each other in person a couple of times in our lives!

She’s such a beautiful young woman!  She’s graduating from high school this month.  She’ll be having her eighteenth  surgery this summer.  Just one more to make her leg the perfect length.

Tonight she’s going to the prom.  Dance, Ashley!  Dance your heart out!


3 Responses to “Heart Mug”

  1. Kim Mann says:


  2. Marcea Clive says:

    Sweet story.

  3. Cheryl says:

    A story that gave me chills. So happy to hear a good outcome. Thanks for sharing.

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