3.03.2011

things i love thursday...

I have a new facial cleanser I'm enjoying and tried some very tasty walnut prune things from Trader Joe's this week but they aren't on my list today.  Nope not today.

I've mentioned my serious girl crush on Kirsten from Tollipop before.  I adore her artwork, the stories she weaves and most of all the delightful and inspirational way she is raising her three charming daughters.

Yesterday I read something on her blog and it got to me.  I repeated it to Andrew Henry at breakfast this morning and again the tears welled up in my eyes.  It is still on my mind, it's beautiful and it is the thing I am loving most this Thursday.

Kirsten was discussing their family evening prayer time and mentioned the words her daughter Caroline offered.  Here is an excerpt...

At one point she brought up a homeless man she had seen the week before.  She asked God to help him find something to eat and drink that evening.  And then she said, "If he has to lay down on the street to sleep tonight...please make it feel to him as if he's in a bed."

It's so beautiful it makes my heart hurt a little bit.  Kinda trumps facial cleanser and Trader Joe's I think.  Pop over and visit Tollipop for the full post.  

24 comments:

VildesVerden said...

That really is so touching! Wish you a wonderful day.

Krystal said...

Wow that is truly beautiful, I can understand getting teared up.
and i loved the "we'll see how that works out for you" line :)

Tess Kincaid said...

Beautiful. I'm heading over to read more...

MJM said...

She is so lovely... I have a girl crush too!

Mug said...

Yes, that was indeed a beautiful post...as are all of her posts:)

bronwyn said...

That was a beautiful post. It's been on my mind as well.

RockinJ9designs said...

Maybe he's an angel waiting to help someone.

Maria said...

Yep - definitely something I love today. Hope I'm raising my boys with that kind of compassion too.

kroney said...

"Out of the mouths of babes..." Yes, beautiful!
"One never knows when one might be entertaining angels"...words that often cross my mind.

Diana Mieczan said...

Awww..(all in tears).Its truly beautiful! I will visit her blog right now. Have a lovely day, my dear

pamela said...

wish we all thought with the innocence of children sometimes. really sweet!
lovely photo.

quintessence said...

SO lovely - out of the mouths of babes!! Will hop over there next!!

Nicole said...

Wow, that's fantastic!!

angryparsnip said...

What a wonderful post today. I will pop over to check out her blog.

Don't you just love Trader Joe's. I found the little tasty walnut prune crackers, cookies ? and thought them wonderful.
They remind me of something my Mum used to make.

cheers, parsnip

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

This is so beautiful :)

kirsten said...

Jeanette,

Thank you for this lovely mention. As we all know, it is very difficult to trump Trader Joe's. I feel as if our girl crush knows no bounds.

:)

Kristin said...

Well, she clearly has a beautiful soul!

Stitchfork said...

Always refreshing to see something through the eyes of a child.
xo Cathy

Cat said...

Wow...the pure sweetness of a child is simply priceless.

Happy day to you!

ps. enjoy your popcorn :)

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Amazing how insightful children are. My heart is full...

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Lovely- I hope the same thing- I'll check out the post-
What facial cleanser did you find?

audrey marie said...

what a sweet and touching post. lovely.

Kellie Collis said...

Aaaww... What a thoughtful prayer! Have lovely weekend, Kellie xx

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Beautiful, beautiful post indeed, Jeanette. Off to read some more.

Have a haPpY HaPPy weekend xxxxxx