Have you ever had one of these? I mean, I didn’t start the day thinking that it was going to be one of those days, but it definitely was!
Last week, I had a free day! Respite worker came to watch the kids and I was kid free from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm. Originally, I was supposed to shop with my very best friend, but because her work picked up (Yeah for her!!) she was unable to get away to meet me. So my day was wide open.
There were two things that I HAD to get done – First – I had to go to the Social Security Office and apply for Jake’s SSN! That in-and-of-itself could take me all day. Well low and behold, I walked in and was out 10 minutes later! I couldn’t believe it! This was the FASTEST I had ever been in and out of a governmental office EVER!!
Second on my list was getting fitted for my running shoes. But that would have to wait until after my discount store stop! While I was there, it was around 11:00 am and my friend that works there goes to lunch at 11:00 am. I called her to see if she wanted to have lunch or if she had plans! Nope, she didn’t so we met at Subway for a quick bite. This is where the first God Thing appeared!
She walked into Subway --- came right over to me, hugged me and began to cry! She said that my calling her for lunch could not have happened at a better time. She is dealing with some difficult family issues right now and she just needed to talk and have some support! We ate lunch, laughed, cried! I was so glad that I could be there to support her on that difficult day! Love you!! (God at work, put me there!!)
After my lunch, I was off to get fitted for running shoes. I was nervous because I had to run on a tread mill in front of people! I hoped that no one would be there during my fitting! WRONG! I walked in and there was another lady there, getting fitted as well! As I talked to the sales lady and she went to get me a pair of shoes to try and run in!! While I was waiting, the gal that was sitting there asked me if this was my first time getting fitted and I said yes. Hers too!
To make a long story short, she is a member of a church that is involved in a program called Potter’s Hands! It is a foundation that helps families wanting to adopt. They give financial help! AMAZING! She and I have been in contact via email since then and they are having a 5K in October to benefit this foundation. I will be running in that for sure!
God had his hand on my day for sure! How else would all this have taken place?? PRAISE GOD for changes in plans and being where I NEEDED to be that day!!!