01 February 2012

so blessed and so humbled

A couple of weeks ago I received an email from a sweet blogger, Danielle.
She told me that she had a gift she wanted to send my way.
I was touched that she'd thought of me and looked forward with curiosity 
to its arrival.
Less than a week later a small box appeared on my doorstep.
Inside was an absolutely lovely handmade scarf and two notes.
Danielle started her ministry nearly four years ago, creating handmade
scarves and hats for people in need, whether physical or spiritual: she and her
cousin pray for each person as they create little pieces of loveliness.
Both of them wrote me the sweetest, most encouraging notes about
their prayers for our family as we pursue adoption. 
They both told me they were encouraged and blessed by our trips to 
feed the homeless and wanted to share something with me in return.
I was so humbled, and felt so blessed.
Honestly, the package could not have come at a better time.
I was feeling exasperated by the all of life's little things,
feeling a little discouraged about the adoption wait,
ready for a break, feeling sorry for myself, and
all that total nonsense.
God knew. And He used these two lovely ladies to bless me.
To bless my family.
So thank you, Wendy and Danielle. You are both rockstars! 
And we're praying for you, too :)

I want them to be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love
I want them to have complete confidence that they understand God's mysterious plan, 
which is Christ himself.
Colossians 2:2

Knit Together By Love


  1. You are so sweet to blog about this!! I am so glad this came at the perfect time and know that it was part of God's timing for Wendy to crochet this for you and that you got it when you did! We wish you all the love and happiness you can hold in 2012!! xoxoxo

  2. Amazing how God knows :) This is a sweet post!

  3. Awww, how sweet of her!
    Isn't it great how God always knows right when you need something and the littlest thing can make your day that much better?
    I think it's just so fabulous to know that He's always there watching out for us!

  4. i love it! how fun and thoughtful of her!

  5. How beautiful! And how thoughtful!

  6. Lovely scarf! It never ceases to amaze me the capacity people have to lift each other up, especially at the moment when we most need it. You deserve it!