Saturday, April 30, 2011

"Lemon" - U2

I received this email Thursday, from a new, super awesome friend:


Emily,


My son "S" and his friend had a lemonade stand today to raise money for your run. They ran around the park with the signs that made telling everyone that you were going to run for a whole day to raise money for a shelter for mommies and kids and that they were helping out by selling lemonade. I was impressed that they were not shy and didn't get discouraged when people didn't buy. They were really happy when they did make a sale. It was a great experience for them. They are looking forward to meeting you!




"L"



w o w .


So yes, I am a slightly emotional being but . . .

the
tears
of
gratitude
flowed.

Amazing.

Random. Acts. Of. Complete. Awesomeness.

Day. Made.

Thank you so very much "L" for telling them about what I am doing.

Children are amazing.

They see [or hear about] a need and they know just how to help.

I thank you and your dear family and friends.

[one week from now.......I'll be resting soundly in bed.......and I might be wearing my new belt buckle.]

awesome.

25 comments:

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

How beautiful! What a sweet thing for them to do. Aren't children wonderful?!
:)

Mike said...

Great story.

Julie said...

Wow! Children are amazing.

XLMIC said...

How unbelievably sweet, selfless and thoughtful! Wow! And I love the sign... 'funraiser'... it does sound like they were having fun :)

ajh said...

That is exceedingly sweet!

racing dawn said...

kids are the best! nuff said.

Claire said...

Children do what Grown Ups should. Good for them!

Chris K said...

If I wasn't so manly I would have shed a little tear. Seriously, that was a touching email. Very, very cool.

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

How cool! Those kids are a couple of good eggs!

Evolving Through Running said...

If the children are our future, then we're in very good hands. Kids are all about acting on impulse, something as adults we sometimes forget can be a VERY good thing. Love it!

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

so awesome :) Makes my heart smile!!

Char said...

That's so gorgeous! No wonder you shed a few tears.

DRog said...

so cool

JenniferLeah said...

awesome. just really, really
AWESOME
:D

Caratunk Girl said...

That is awesome. WOW! So cool!

Anne said...

What a wonderful story! Good job to mom!

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

That is so touching!! WOW!!! LOVE your new belt buckle....you are a hottie!

Gracie (Complicated Day) said...

I love kids.

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

wow!! This is SUPER touching--how could tears of gratitude not flow?!

You are such an inspiration EMZ!!! AMAZING!

Stacey (aka UltraPrincess) said...

Great to hear about children that think of others before themselves!!

Woot, woot for the parents!!!!

Allison said...

A.W.E.S.O.M.E.

Jason said...

That is seriously AWESOME. Purely AWESOME.

Matty O said...

Now that is awesome. Pure Awesome!

jymmebe said...

Love.
This.

:)

xoxo

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

Kids are amazing!