Monday, March 2, 2009

He said, "Happy Valentines Day".....

Maybe three weeks ago, my 'Rosie-girl' (who prefers now to be called Puddin' but I am slow to change) went out on a heart adventure with some friends. It wasn't the typical sort of thing one finds teens and young adults doing, but it suited them just fine.

Working together with The Father's Heart Ministry they cooked up a bunch of breakfast food, gathered up clothing and blankets from the warehouse, and set out in search of the familiar faces of those in need.

Puddin' said it was an amazing day for her. She was able to share smiles, prayers, and love with people whose only difference from us was the fact that they had not a roof over their heads.

Along the way, one gentleman came up to her and interestingly enough asked if she had a mom. When she replied yes he said, "I have made something here out of envelopes and it took me quite some time to make. I know if I keep a hold of it in my circumstances...... it will get ruined. Could you please give this to your mom and tell her Happy Valentines Day?"

Isn't that simply amazing?

Who knows the circumstances of how people end up on the streets. At times it is the sad situation of substance abuse, some are there just to take advantage of peoples generosity, then there are the ones who truly tried all that they could but had the doors of economy and hardship slammed in their faces.

And yet, they have joy and beauty flowing from their hearts, just waiting for someone to notice.

(David at Authorblog has honored this post with an award. Thank you so much David for sharing with everyone. )


  1. Jules, that's amazing! How fortunate you are to have been the recipient of such a beautiful piece of creativity.

    Having been homeless once upon a time, I can tell you that it means everything to him to know he made someone smile and that someone cares enough to talk to him.

    Peace - D

  2. That really is beautiful. What a talented man he is.

  3. That is a lovely card. I wonder who he was thinking of when he made it?

  4. Beautiful card Jules and to think it came from someone unknown made is even more special. Hope you'll have a great week and tks for your kind comments, much love, M

  5. Jules, that really is a lovely card and the gesture very moving.Just when you think you have heard every story another facet shines in your eyes.

    Thank you for your lovely comments on my last post.

  6. ' 'Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the LORD. ' 'When an alien lives with you in your land, do not mistreat him. The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born. Love him as yourself, for you were aliens in Egypt. I am the LORD your God. ' 'Do not use dishonest standards when measuring length, weight or quantity. Use honest scales and honest weights, an honest ephah and an honest hin. I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt. ' 'Keep all my decrees and all my laws and follow them. I am the LORD.' ' Leviticus 19:32-37 NIV. Love to All.

  7. this is for hubby?....DON'T FALL INTO THIS TRAP.?.....To Be 6 Again
    A man was sitting on the edge of the bed, observing his wife, looking at herself in the mirror. Since her birthday was not far off he asked what she'd like to have for her birthday.

    'I'd like to be six again', she replied, still looking in the mirror.

    On the morning of her birthday, he arose early, made her a nice big bowl of Lucky Charms, and then took her to Six Flags theme park. What a day!

    He put her on every ride in the park; the Death Slide, the Wall of Fear, the Screaming Monster roller coaster, everything there was.

    Five hours later they staggered out of the theme park. Her head was reeling and her stomach felt upside down.

    He then took her to a McDonald's where he ordered her a Happy Meal with extra fries and a chocolate shake.

    Then it was off to a movie, popcorn, a soda pop, and her favorite candy, M&M's. What a fabulous adventure!

    Finally she wobbled home with her husband and collapsed into bed exhausted. He leaned over his wife with a big smile and lovingly asked, 'Well Dear, what was it like being six again?'

    Her eyes slowly opened and her expression suddenly changed. 'I meant my dress size, you idiot!!!!'

    The moral of the story: Even when a man is listening, he is gonna get it wrong.???

  8. What a wonderful story and card! Definitely fit in right at the top of David's list (congrats).

  9. What a great story... really makes you think about what's going on behind the scenes with people.

    Congrats on being post of the day

  10. Hello, I have just popped in from David's author blog. Congratulations on being nominated. I can certainly see why. This is a most heartwarming post. Thank you for giving us the gift of sharing it.

  11. Wonderful post! So touching really, it is a precious card!

    Congrats on the award from David!

  12. What a great story. We are often too quick to judge. Congrats on the well deserved award from Authorblog

    An Arkies Musings

  13. I wonder as quilly does.
    It gives you faith in humanity that does!

  14. A touching story; thanks for sharing it. How little we know, or try to understand (sometimes), of the lives of those who are in different circumstances from our own. May blessings be upon your daughter and the Father's Heart Ministry.

  15. well deserved post of the day...what a great story!

  16. what a beautiful card, and beautiful thought from this very creative man your pippin met while helping others. You are a truly loving family. gros bisous, dear jules.

  17. Seems some spirits refuse to allow adversity to crush them, this is a delightful example of one of them. He has preserved the beauty in his heart, passed a piece of joy along for your daughter and you to share. How lovely.

  18. A post that naturally warms my heart...*wink.

  19. MOTHER JULES this is for Puddin? Rev Derry Flay in Uganda.Take a look at photo's.from POD.. Bye


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