It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I haven’t been doing a whole lot of baking these days because I’m working a new job and the hours are really crazy. I have some things planned though and will be working on them soon. In the meantime, I just thought I would tell you about the most amazing day that I had.
First of all, I came home from work to a clean house and lunch on the table. Yes, since I start work at 3 a.m. I am getting home from work at lunch time and I’m usually ravenous. I have been spoiled the last few months to have Marshall at home and he has been a great support to me. He gets up with the dog at night so that I can get as much sleep as possible. He runs errands for me so that I don’t have to do them when I get home. And he always cooks me that best meals because as you all know he is THE BEST CHEF ever. Yeah, I am one lucky girl. Anyway, on said amazing day, my husband also brought me some beautiful flowers. And these weren’t just flowers that he picked up at the store while he was there (not that I don’t appreciate that when it happens) but he had ordered a custom arrangement with lots of beautiful spring flowers. I was feeling pretty special.
A few hours later a friend of mind stopped by for a prearranged visit. She came with her Mom and Dad whom I had never met but were visiting from out of town. When I opened the door, her Dad preceded to bring in and set up a beautiful stained glass lamp that he had made just for me. It is such a beautiful lamp and it is the perfect colors and design for me. I could not believe it! My friend’s parents knew everything that we have been through over the past two years and they just wanted to do something nice for us. You see, I am friends with two of his daughters and I had seen lamps that he had made for each of them. I had commented that I would love to buy a lamp from him someday but was told he only does it for a hobby and would never accept an order. I feel so honored that someone would spend so much time and expense in making such a gift for me. (Each piece is hand cut and pieced together so you can imagine how much time this must have taken).
I will always treasure this lamp and each time I look at it I will be reminded of what a blessing this family has been in our life. Both of my friends have opened their homes to us and shown deep concern over the details of what was happening. The times they have helped us are too numerous to list and we have received so many little reminders that we are in their thoughts. Although we have endured more than I ever would have imagined, the Lord has taken care of us and placed many people in our lives to help us through it. It is a testimony to me that