She’s an Angel

I have a young friend named Krista who has a heart the size of Alaska. She’s a college student who is the total embodiment of God’s love.

She knew I had hit a bit of a rough spot so she offered to do something with me this past week. We decided we would drive to the nursery on Thursday morning, pick up some flowers and then come back to my house to plant them out front.

Unfortunately, my body had other ideas. I had to call her Thursday morning and cancel our plans. She was, as usual, sweet and understanding and I hung up the phone thinking, “I just love that girl!”

When Katie got home from school that afternoon she came in carrying a bouquet of beautiful tulips and a delicious looking coffee cake. They had anonymously been left on the front porch.

My knowledge of rocket science is limited to the fact that rockets go up, but it didn’t take a genius to know where the gifts came from. I sent an email to Krista asking about it and she plead ignorance, but I know better.

As you can tell from the photos, I couldn’t cut into the coffee cake fast enough. It was only after I’d cut two pieces (for myself and within a span of about 10 minutes) that I thought to snap a picture. And, as good as it looks, the coffee cake is about a bajillion times even better.

Katie helped me arrange the tulips in the vase and then snagged one as payment for carrying them in the house. Aren’t they lovely?

You know, it’s commonly thought that older people should be examples to younger people. But I’m telling you, Krista is an incredible example to me! I want to be her when I grow up!!


  1. Swishy on May 12, 2007 at 3:48 pm

    That is SO sweet. I am glad that you have such good, kind people in your life.

  2. Rosie on May 12, 2007 at 8:08 pm

    What a blessing to have someone like that in your life!

  3. Prunella Jones on May 12, 2007 at 8:18 pm

    That coffee cake looks dang good.

  4. Eileen on May 12, 2007 at 9:59 pm

    There are angels all around us, even ones that bring us coffee cake. Faith, Family and Friends, that is what it is all about. What a gift she is to you, and I am sure you are a gift to her as well. Many blessings.

  5. Burg on May 13, 2007 at 12:02 am

    I want to be her too..

  6. Jodi_Lee on May 13, 2007 at 1:06 am

    Awesome! It is the little things in life…it truly is. I hope your body starts cooperating soon. *prayers*

  7. Tara Marie on May 13, 2007 at 6:15 am

    Add me to the list that want to be “Krista” when I grow up 🙂

  8. Swishy on May 13, 2007 at 2:02 pm

    And Happy Mother’s Day!

  9. CindyS on May 14, 2007 at 12:36 am

    I think I’m the fourth? person who wants to be Krista too 😉 Happy Mom’s Day.CindyS

  10. April on May 14, 2007 at 1:43 am

    Sweet friend.Happy Mother’s Day Jen!!!

  11. Monnik on May 14, 2007 at 9:23 am

    Krista sounds amazing. That coffee cake looks awesome. My mouth is watering…

  12. radioactive girl on May 14, 2007 at 11:48 am

    Friends like this are the best!Hope your Mother’s Day was great!

  13. Slackermommy on May 14, 2007 at 1:23 pm

    What a special girl.

  14. Manic Mom on May 14, 2007 at 10:18 pm

    You, my dear, have won an ice cream treat! I am guessing you figured it out from a comment I may have left over at Swishy’s! Anyway, email me your address so I can send you a yummy surprise–do you guys have Cold Stone Creamery by you? Steph

  15. Rowena on May 17, 2007 at 2:50 pm

    Awww that’s so nice of Katie to come home with those flowers and look how pretty they are…it really is those little things that mean the most, huh?And Krista sounds like a great young lady!

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