God’s faithfulness is shown to us in many ways, big and small. However, we can often miss the smaller, seamlessly insignificant ways that reveal God’s love for us, His children. His faithfulness in one particular ‘small’ area warmed my mother’s heart…
As we were limited to moving overseas with only two boxes each (one for clothes and one for special items/toys, etc), Ryan Jr. was not able to bring his special ‘cozy blanket’. A hard fact after giving away the vast majority of our belongings and his ‘creature comforts’. This particular blanket was one that he had loved and slept with for many years. One that was truly special to him, but just too big to pack. Upon arriving in Florida, the first night after leaving our home that he had grown up in, he discovered that he did not have his blanket that night. Tears flowed. My heart ached for him. We decided to pray. In his sweet little voice, he thanked God for His blessings from the day and requested a new cozy blanket… with an emphasize on the cozy part! My kids are not duvet/comforter type of children! 😉
The next morning, Ryan’s parents arrived to visit for a few days and to help us with the children, as we attended a week long conference. In hand, Grammie Gray arrived with gifts for the kids… not one, but two extra cozy, soft blankets! Blankets she had felt led to buy the day before… God knew Ryan’s heart’s desire, before he even needed to ask. That night, Ryan Jr. had an extra special prayer of thanksgiving!
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