Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tomatoes & Blog Hop

Happy Fourth of July!
My mom thinks my hair looks like fireworks! Go figure!
(I'm blog hopping!)

It's Tuesday again!! Time to slow down and celebrate the good things in life.

Today I am honoring the elderly and the impact that has been made on my life through their selfless example.

My neighbor is 91!!!
He is amazing!
He still cuts grass for other people, gets up at the crack of dawn and tends to a large, beautiful garden. He is always sharing his wealth with others. He is continually searching for people in need. Wherever he goes, that is his mission.

Yesterday, he knocked on my door. I know it's him because he always says. "Dale here!!".

When I opened my door he was holding the most beautiful tomatoes! And he was giving them to me. As our conversation went on, we happened upon the subject of money and he said,

"I don't serve my wallet, but my heart and who lives in it!"

WOW! I was so moved by this statement. He gets it!

Whatever we have, whether a lot or a little, can be used to glorify God.

My neighbor is living proof!

Older people are a wealth of knowledge and have a lot to share with us.
If we just take the time to listen!

Hop on over to Emily's at Chatting at the Sky and see what else is being celebrated today!!

This week, on TUESDAY, 7/7/09, the theme is A FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPH. Post up one of your favorite photographs and a caption that tells the audience about it. Here is a sample: http://mcklinky.blogspot.com/2009/07/mcklinky-photo-blog-on-tuesday-sample.html Do not change any part of this snippet of code except for this paragraph only.... replace the text that falls between (and includes) the opening and closing asterisks. Be sure to enter your own link to your own blog hop post as soon as the blog hop starts!***

MckLinky Blog Hop


  1. AnonymousJuly 07, 2009

    aw, what a sweet old gentleman. It makes me sad that our society places such little value on the elderly. I'm glad you have a neighbor who can remind you of the wisdom and value of old age.:)

  2. Amen! What a sweet post. Thanks for sharing it with us.


  3. very sweet post and the pigtails are adorable on her.

    stopping by from the blog hop:)

  4. LOVE this pic! Great post!

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  5. oh i love love love LOVE that photo of your sweet girl.. LOVE!

  6. you are good to notice and cherish the blessings of this elderly man.
    having time for people seems a rare thing

  7. Your daughter is adorable and I love her sprouts! I miss being able to do my daughter's hair like that.

    ~ Sarah

  8. Thanks, Kelli! A very sweet post that reminded me that I need to go visit my aunt.

  9. A-Dorable! She has that "ready, set, go!" look in her eyes! Very cute! I love the design and layout of your blog. I found you via the blog hop. I'll come back and see you when I need some words of inspiration. ~Mandy

  10. I miss the days of my little ones swimming in the kiddie pool...

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