Hubby came home to grab some lunch (it turns out it was his turn to stay at the office over lunch so he had to leave right away) and I snapped at him because of how stressed I am. Well, I'm not "overly" religious (really I'm NOT) but God thought I needed a little "message" from Him.
It came in the form of a package in the mail. A package I wasn't expecting and instantly & automatically cursed when I heard the doorbell because the dog (of course) started barking which woke up BOTH children from their naps - they have since fallen back to sleep. It turned out that package was a "care package" from my parents in New Jersey.
I haven't talked much about my immediate family on here but I mentioned my mom had brain surgery back in Sept and we went home for emergency leave. Well, the contents of the package made me laugh (at first) and then bawl my eyes out (I got the package about an HOUR ago and still cannot stop crying).
I then saw Thomas' Toast-R-Cakes! They are my ALL TIME favorite breakfast food. They look like pancakes but taste like corn muffins! I love them toasted with butter melted into them! (And yes they're made by Thomas' as in the English muffins). I have been unable to purchase them in ANY state we've lived in since hubby has come back on Active Duty. I swear it's a conspiracy that you can ONLY find them in New Jersey.
Then I see this bubble wrapped blue "thing"... I wonder "what in the world is this?" I open it... it hits me what it is and WHO made it... I start bawling... uncontrollably... for a while... I used probably half a box of tissues...
When you see it, you might think - oh it's "just a crocheted hat"... how nice of her parents to send a homemade gift... but think... my DAD doesn't crochet... my mom did (before her surgery)... she apparently had been working on her crocheting with her occupational therapist to strengthen her hands... dad has also been encouraging her to do it when she's not at therapy (on the "off" days)...
Sorry if you read this far without having tissues handy - I should have warned you ahead of time... I'm going to reach for another one myself... then take another Tylenol because all this crying isn't helping my headache...
If you're having a bad day too, I hope this post helped improve your day a little bit (or a lot, like it did for me).
God's message for me today was this:
"When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer." ~ Psalm 94:19
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