Money was tight, but we were making ends meet. Amor was working full time and I was a stay at home mom to Mica, who was about to turn two at the time. She loved playing with these little miniature dolls, about three to four inches in height. A doll house would be perfect for her birthday!
I am a thrifter, and by the grace of God, have a talent for finding good deals on used items in good condition. So I kept my eyes peeled for a good, used doll house. I started a few months before her birthday but to my surprise, I came up with nothing, zilch, nada. So I prayed. “God please give Mica a doll house for her birthday.” I couldn’t afford to buy one new.
Her birthday arrived and I still hadn’t found anything.
I was driving on a street close to our house, when out of the corner of my eye I spotted a doll house out by the curb, waiting to be collected by the town’s trash pick-up. It looked good. Surely something was wrong with it if someone was throwing it out. I pulled over to check it out. It was clean, intricate in detail, very big, and foldable. So I folded it up and took it home. It had a place for batteries so I put new ones in and the thing actually worked. The doorbell rang, you could press a button and the lights would come on, open a window and you’d hear birds singing.
So I cleaned and sanitized it, then I explained to Mica that God had given her a birthday gift. I showed it to her. She was ecstatic! She opened the tiny refrigerator door, she lifted the lid to the tiny potty, then she opened the door to the tiny oven. Inside was a small plate with a monogrammed “M” on it. “M, for Mica!” I exclaimed. It was obvious that God had heard my prayer. He knew the desires of my heart. He provided like he’d done so often in the past, and as I learned, would also do in the future.
I write a lot about God’s provision. I guess it’s because he’s been so good and gracious when I deserve it least. This month our family has had some unexpected expenses arise. I’m not sure how we are going to balance it out by the end of this month, next month or the next with all we have due and with Christmas coming up. But I know one thing: God will provide.
Both babies & Mica love playing outside. My cousin gave us an awesome swing set / slide / playhouse for free that is perfect for Mica and her friends. A stranger gave us outdoor equipment that included a slide and swing for the twins. I found a kiddy slide in the “free” section of a thrift store. At a yard sale we were given two girl’s vanities, a mini cleaning catty, two baby doll stroller, tons of “Dora” books, and a floor puzzle. I told Amor, “That just made Bella’s Christmas!” Again, God’s provision.
In the same spirit of giving, I have been giving away their baby items as they outgrow them, to families in need. This has been my pledge all along: Be a blessing and be blessed. And God continually blesses us. Thank You, God!
(October 22, 2015 – twins 15 months)
Double Talk Quote: “I want to know if you’re ready to church!” – Amor, meant to say “…go to church”
Bible Verse: “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matt 6:33
Word that has Lost its meaning: affordable
Relatable Lyrics: “He is All We Need” – Highlands Worship
“Carried only by Your grace and mercy God
Though we are undeserving
You called us Your own
Once were orphaned, now we sit at the table of the King”