I pushed the pedals with my bright red shiny sparkly shoes. I gripped the handlebars with my chubby little hands. I balanced myself in the seat with the safety harness around me, and I watched all the little cupids flying by -- arrows pointed left and right at everyone around me. But who would be MY Valentine? I rode faster and faster through the field. The wind swooshed by me, causing the little hairs on my forehead to tickle my face -- I had been growing that hair for 7 long months, for my entire life! And I giggled when it tickled my face! A cupid hit one person right after the next, and they instantly fell in love! Red hearts practically floating up in the air around them! I rode faster and faster through the field and the flowers into the sky above until all I could see were beautiful little red hearts that had floated into the sky from all the many people below them who were falling in love, and do you know what I fell in love with? I fell in love with the world around me and all the beautiful people in it, including you! I fell in love with puppies and kittens and green clover and flowers and smiles and laughter and the feeling of flying high and riding fast in one's very first own Radio Flyer! That's what I fell in love with on my very first Valentine's Day! Just a Radio Flyer, cupids and me -- falling in love with all of you! Happy Valentine's Day! May it be as beautiful as mine has been!
Julie Annarose Hudson