How much does love weigh? How much does it cost? According to my visit to the United States Postal Service this morning, love costs $8.95. That is how much I spent to have three dozen home-made snickerdoodle cookies sent to my-son-the-Sergeant, currently stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas.

I would like to think that those cookies are worth more than a box of cookies from the food store, or even gourmet cookies from a fancy bakery. Cheaper, maybe, but not worth more. How could they? These were made especially for him because he is loved and missed.