Wednesday, January 26, 2011

MIA

i was drying my hair
monday morning
when hope just kind of
took over
(from
my toes up)
making me
smile
i hadn't realized
she was missing
isn't this the face of hope -
a smile in the midst?



haitian woman and her daughters
(DR trip, 2010)


linking up with imperfect prose,  caffeinated randomness, the faith barista jam, in the studio, and fingerprint friday!









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43 comments:

  1. yes. it is her! awesome...thanks!

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  2. Looks like hope to me. Beautiful smiles on all of them.

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  3. Didn't even know you went to DR. That's where our Compassion girl is from. I'd love to go visit her.

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  4. Isn't it funny -- bad funny -- that sometimes we don't even know when hope has gone missing...until she appears again? And yes, those smiling, beautiful faces. Hope indeed.

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  5. Love how you say that hope was missing, but you didn't realize it until she made you smile in the middle of a day. That's just the way she is..

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  6. What a beautiful family, don't ya love how hope is contagious.

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  7. a smile in the midst or a smile in spite of...lovely pic...hope...

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  8. Hope is hard to see sometimes, but here it is clear. Thank you.

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  9. Very cool! Yes it is. Your smile and theirs.

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  10. Beautifully said and illustrated! Sometimes we don't know something so important is missing until it shows back up! You packed such a big point in just a small amount of words, love it!

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  11. I didn't know you went to DR. Life changing, I'm sure. Cannot even imagine. Hope showing up up through your toes.. beautiful picture, Kendal inside and out! Thanks for adding this to the jam!

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  12. ah, yes. that is exactly the face of hope--i'd know her anywhere.

    so beautiful, k.

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  13. you're right, such happy faces! May they never lose the hope.

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  14. Yes! Such hope! One of my good friends has an adopted daughter from Haiti and she just glows! :)

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  15. love this. We can learn much from our third world sisters and brothers in Christ.

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  16. this is how i felt in kenya. beautiful.

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  17. oh, yes, dear kendal! what a smile! and you can see it radiates in her daughter as well. i love the hope you share. xo

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  18. ps. i totally forgot to tell you i was SO encouraged to receive your comment on my imperfect post tonight, and to learn of her, finding new life again... please keep me posted sister. xo

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  19. You are SO right. This photo infused me with hope, too! Love the bright smiles.

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  20. SMILES! Happy Friday...as always...I so enjoy this!!

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  21. She and her girls are beautiful and radiant. I had the pleasure of hearing a Haiti 1 year later broadcast where a missionary pilot in Florida described how their organization was involved from the beginning and how they still go down and help. It was just heartbreaking. What he and other people said, though, is that the Haitians are a very optimistic people. And those who are believers in Jesus absolutely radiate their love for Him and their excitement about going to heaven someday.

    This was beautiful, thank you for sharing.

    Hope you have a great day,
    Erin

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  22. Beautiful -- hope personified.

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  23. Knowing that there is hope makes me smile =)

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  24. my first time here and I am blessed via the internet!

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  25. Hope is so vital. I've been without it for fleeting moments this past year and even again this new year...then you have to get your eyes refocused and when they're lifted off the circumstances to the One in control, hope returns. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. this is beautiful...hope.

    I am so glad you linked with In The Studio so that I found you. I look foward to following.

    Spacious Place. That is one of my favorite scriptures!

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  27. Just beautiful - the photo and the prose x

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  28. Hope-in our society we tend to think of it in a much more physical and selfish way, where hope in some places is just having your family safe around you. Thanks for linking up today Kendal.

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  29. Wonderful smiles. Yes, there certainly is hope.

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  30. "Took over from my toes up." I love that Kendal! What an amazing photo... you truly captured the face of hope. Beautiful. I am so happy that you joined us to share these smiles!

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  31. Beautiful woman and daughters!

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  32. Hope...what a gracious word...comeing in from Studio JRU and my own place. It's my first visit, but I feel the inspiration here...

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  33. Such beautiful smiling faces! Thank you for sharing your inspiration!

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  34. oh, exactly,

    how beautiful, Kendra.

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  35. Once again---beautiful and joyous!

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  36. Hope indeed! What a gorgeous photo! :)

    Many blessings as you face the new week!

    (linking up from caffeinated randomness)

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  37. Just beautiful - the photo and the prose x

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  38. I didn't know you went to DR. Life changing, I'm sure. Cannot even imagine. Hope showing up up through your toes.. beautiful picture, Kendal inside and out! Thanks for adding this to the jam!

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  39. Didn't even know you went to DR. That's where our Compassion girl is from. I'd love to go visit her.

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