Friday, September 17, 2010

Pretty Amazing Roo

 I have had the
of meeting such
beautiful people here in blogland.

One of them is Ruth.

This summer, Ruth hosted a huge garage sale that raised money for women in need.
She wrote:
  "We are trying to raise money to purchase items
needed to make "layette packs" for families in the
surrounding area that have little to no support.
And sometimes nothing much to give their child.

It broke my heart when someone told me how
some women come home from the hospital without
so much as a blanket for their baby. It's a different
world than the one I live in. How about you?"

Here is her "I have a Dream" post.

The sale was a great success and she was able to assemble a dozen layettes for the truly needy.
Read all about it here!
These are no ordinary layettes.
They are packed with sweet things, many necessities and lots of love!
Here's what's inside!

A few weeks ago, Ruth inspired her friends, family and greater community
to deliver more hope to women in need.  She was able to assemble 12 more layettes!
* Amazing *

Amazing to see the Spirit moving among us.
Stop over to "it's true, sighed roo"
and say hi!

She's a pretty awesome person!

God bless you, Ruth!

The journey of small wee feet

is a little gentler

~ because of you ~

Enjoy more beauty at I Love Pretty Little Things
~ Thank you Joyce for Hosting Us ~


It's me said...

I am so glad that this world has such a wonderful great peolple round us.....Ruth is one of them.......and you Maria also ......the blogging world is great !!! i am so glad i found it !! it helps people all over the world !!.......helpinh eachother is the best thing to do in live!! and a happy weekend.....hugs from me Ria.....

Roo said... you maria! thanks for the sunshine today! xoxo

cityfarmer said...

so special ...
there's nothing like a giving heart ...

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

What an amazing story! It makes me so happy to think of those mommies and babies that are going to receive those gifts! Wonderful!!!
Thanks for sharing and for playing along with Friday Pretties!
Have a wonderful weekend,

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

A beautiful story, Maria. Will pop over to the blog of this amazingly lady right away. I hope your week was a lovely one. Take time to relax and look back at these first weeks of the new semester.
Much love for a couple of sunshine-filled days, sweet Maria xxxxxx

Anita said...

Oh Maria!! How amazing!! And what a great idea! A church down the street from us has a baby food pantry, then we do "free markets" but we have never specifically targeted a group like this. I will definitely take this idea to a staff meeting!! Thank you for posting!!!

Cláudia Murakami said...

So lovely post, Maria!! Inspiring and a pretty good lesson! Thanks!!

Hope your weekend is shinny and bright!! Bela.

Mickey said...

What a sweetheart, we all should find the time to do something so wonderful :) Love your flower pics below.

Diana said...

What an awesome idea Ruth had. I am sure that many new moms will be thrilled to have the new layettes!
After Katie grew out of her baby furniture, we gave it to a local young couple that had no baby furniture for their new baby. What a great feeling it was when they came to pick it up. You could clearly see that they needed it desperately.
Ruth went way beyond that. It's wonderful! Love Di ♥

Rosie said...

Oh Maria,
We are so very blessed, and for most part, I take this for granted. It is when we read about special people such as Ruth, that it is brought to the fore front.
I am so very touched by this generous gesture...
Ruth is an angel.

How is school going sweet one?
Are your little chicks settling in? What grade level do you inspire and mold. I am sure you have an apple on the corner of your desk each and every day.

How is your dad doing on his own? Is he home from your brother yet?
I'm sure he is enjoying his independence once again.
Have a REST filled weekend dearest. Sending you a Rosie

Barb said...

Wonderful to read of selfless acts. There is much good in the World!

Teresa said...

Hello My Sweet Friend!
Forgive me for being gone so long.
I really can't explain where I've been!
Just know that I adore you and have missed popping over to visit your sweet world!
Ruth is a lovely lady!
What a beautiful gesture!
Some people in life are just beyond amazing!
Thank goodness for Sweet Souls like this!
Happy Weekend my Friend!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Wow, this is so inspirational! What a wonderful idea.

GardenofDaisies said...

OH this is amazing!! I absolutely love that your friend cared so much that she did something!! I have been trying so hard to teach my children this since they were little... to share the blessings they have with others.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Good afternoon, sweet Maria. Hope your weekend is off to a perfect start. It's early evening in the Netherlands. We have had a beautiful day, much sunshine, we walked in the forest, climbing up hills, collecting Fall leaves, sigh... love LOVE this kind of days.
Thank you for entering my giveaway, I threw the sweet~Maria~notes in the giveaway bowl, fingers crossed for YOU.
Enjoy the weekend, sweet friend xxxxx

Sandy said...

What a beautiful ministry of love! Thank you for sharing!

Julie Harward said...

Thanks for sharing about this sweet lady! What a great idea..there are so many wonderful women everywhere! :D

EcoRover said...

Beautiful, Maria. Thanks for helping create a little empathy for that different (and difficult) world where so many of our neighbors dwell.

Gloria said...

What a sweet lady! May God bless her generous heart with love overflowing!! How wonderful to give these to a mom and baby in need!!
xoxo Gloria @}~`}~~~