Thursday, February 19, 2015

A Very Special Gift

"Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above,
 coming down from the Father . . . "
James 1:17a
Last week, we had a very special thing happen to us,
straight from the Father's hand, no doubt!  
While Brielle and I were shopping in Goodwill,
a very sweet lady in her eighties "chased" us down and got our attention.
She began to tell us a little story that went something like this. . . .
"My husband is sitting in our car right outside the front door in the parking lot,
and he saw you two walk in to the store.
He asked me to find you and ask if your baby girl would like to have a special quilt,
handmade by some ladies in our church. 
My husband and I do not have any grandchildren or great-grandchildren that are babies,
so my husband buys the quilts from the ladies at church,
and seeks to find little ones that might be blessed to have them."  
So she took me out to where her husband was,
and sure enough, he was sitting in the driver's side of their car holding the quilt visibly in his lap.
As we approached, he grinned from ear to ear,
and could hardly wait to hand us the beautiful quilt.
As I received it, and began admiring its fabrics and quality,
I couldn't believe it when I turned it over and saw the fabric on the back!
Black Scottie dogs!  
How perfect and seemingly "personalized" for Brielle,
since "puppies" are her favorite thing in life right now!
This sure brought big smiles to OUR faces!!!
 The extra special thing about this gift from these sweet "angels,"
was that it was 3 days before her 2nd birthday!
It was if they knew!!!  But no, they were strangers and didn't have any idea!
But our Heavenly Father knew!
How blessed this made us feel,
sensing our Father's love for her, and desire to bless Brielle with this special gift!
As I shared with this couple,
Brielle's special story,
and that her birthday was in just a couple days,
I think that they felt just as blessed,
sensing God's providential leading and mission accomplished! 
Thank you, Father,
for this super special gift, and ALL the ways you remind us of your love and care for us! 


Kelley said...

What a great story and a very special gift indeed!!!

Cathy Matson said...

Wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Meemom said...

Very touching story and a beautiful quilt for a very pretty little girl!!! Love, Meemom

Elanee said...

How touching! What a beautiful picture of selfless generosity.

AZDonna said...

What a sweet couple. Glad you and Brielle crossed their paths.

Kate said...

How sweet!!! Praise the Lord. :)

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