April 20, 2010

there goes my heart


My travelers are home from Tennessee... and their excitement bubbled all over the living room, along with their luggage and bags of treats. It felt like Christmas, for the two of us who stayed home... and I felt a little bad that her spending money was spent on us. I was really only anticipating one gift... because the last stop of the trip was Cracker Barrel, and she knows that I will always choose clove. She handed me a bag, and I gave her a look... what about my clove stick? And that girl... she just smiled.


It was far more than I expected. Far more than I desired. Extravagant. And there goes my heart... for she has learned to give like her daddy. And like her Father.

Happy Tuesday... I hope that you have a beautiful gift to unwrap today...
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17 comments:

Southern Gal said...

Her love language must be gifts. That is so special.

Vonda said...

That is so incredibly sweet...in more ways than one!

dawn said...

that is beautiful, Dawn.

But clove...really? hmmm. not sure I've ever tried one.

tracie @ {tsj} photography said...

oh what a gift!! two gifts really ...

thank you for sharing!

JoAnn said...

what a sweet heart. how fun! that stuff looks interesting, so how does it taste?

Kathleen@so much to say, so little time said...

Oh, how lovely.

togetherforgood said...

I feel like I know your children through your blog. And every time you post about them, with so much love and pride shining through, my heart is happy.

Dayle said...

Too sweet! I love clove chewing gum... they sell it at Cracker Barrel.

Richella said...

I love this! That lucky girl--to have a Daddy like that, and a Father like that.

And a mother like THAT. That would be you! :)

Wendy said...

How thoughtful of her. I love it when children give freely -- to see the joy on their faces while they are waiting to see the joy on my face. Have a beautiful day!

Caroline@carolinecollie said...

Heartwarming!!! (: Looking forward to some of these moments when my little one's a little older!

Corinne said...

So sweet :)
Happy for the safe return!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Awwww...she knows the quickest route to her Mama's heart!!!

Cassandra Frear said...

I like this daughter of yours, like her heart, like the way she gives.

"Intense love does not measure, it just gives" - Mother Teresa

Laura said...

What a sweetie.

I had much the same reaction when my son returned from a trip. I was thrilled with my gift, but when he said, "Mom, I found something for Grandmother, too" my heart did flip-flops.

We have the Father to thank, don't we?
Glad to have found your blog!

Sidnie said...

Oh, how sweet.
You should be proud of her.
A heart that gives selflessly... Beautiful. Just beautiful!

Dana said...

Mmmm. Yum! And what a blessing to be so giving.