Prayers are answered.
First of all – our great news for a cancer-free Christmas! Greg’s PET scan results finally are back and he is declared 3 months cancer free!! Such a relief!!
|Trying to clean out the panty
I used up all of my flour and
fed the troops for the day!
Now about those angels – Yesterday was a busy day at my house. My dear friend, Nina, and her daughter drove from Oregon to assist me in packing up my house. They are – obviously – a few of those angels. There were more angels who were unanticipated — almost not recognized for who they truly were.
I begin my day with morning prayer. Yesterday, in anticipation of packing, I prayed that we would have energy, be able to focus, get a lot done and that all would go smoothly… or something like that. I had purchased about twenty boxes (in addition to what I already had) from Home Depot to see us through the day.
|Three boxes of boxes|
We began, we worked hard, and after several hours we had filled almost all of our boxes. It was early afternoon and I received a text from Sherry – her neighbor had just given her several U-Haul boxes for us! Hooray – we sent our daughters to retrieve them and kept on working. This definitely made a difference in what we were able to accomplish. We took about 20 minutes to eat a quick dinner (we found a half-bag of chips and salsa — we didn’t want to stop to cook – and, uh… we packed the kitchen). Nina was thinking that they would soon head home when we heard the doorbell. There stood Aparicia with three boxes full of boxes. Our excitement was tempered by our realization that we had a few more hours of work ahead of us… but really, as time went on, we were simply in awe of the way that these boxes had appeared just as we needed them. Aparicia brought it to our attention – when we explained that her boxes were here just in time she said that we obviously has angels looking out for us. She knew that I needed boxes (which she usually gets me from her work) – but she had none yesterday. However, she went in to work to attend a CPR class. As she left the building she saw all of these boxes, sitting and waiting just for us!
We pondered these simple events over the last few hours of the evening. Nina had arrived at 10:30 a.m. – she left at 8:30 p.m. We worked for ten hours without stopping and were only able to do so because our sweet friends arrived, unanticipated, with supplies at the moment they were needed.
This is an incredibly obvious answer to my prayer. As I reflected on those boxes today I realized something else. Both Sherry and Aparicia had made specific offers of help with packing. I would not hesitate to call on either of them to do so. I think it is because their hearts were open to service that they were placed in a position to be able to help in such a way.
|We added another 50+ boxes|
Boxes. They may seem a small thing. It was no small thing. This is an example of a Tender Mercy from the Lord. It was a reminder that He cares about all aspects of our life. It is another reminder to me that our move to Texas is a blessing and that we are being watched over, cared for and protected. I didn’t know to pray for boxes, but I did pray for help. Boxes on my doorstep reminds me that prayers are answered and we have angels, both seen and unseen, looking after us.