Tuesday, July 10, 2007
When Ben & I first moved out to Wixom I had such a great time "decorating" our new apartment. We didn't have much, everything was hand-me-down furniture from Ben's parents & stuff we had gotten from garage sales. Anyway, we had our little 13' tv on a coffee table that I had bought at a garage sale and for a while I love it :)
After a couple months I would look at the TV on the coffee table and think "I really wish I had a real entertainment center." Now we had no money so I new we weren't going to buy one so I just shrugged it off. One day I went into work and my boss came up to me and asked "do you want an entertainment center?" I think I must have looked at him like he had read my mind and after I picked my jaw up off the floor I told him yes, I had been wanting one. He said his parents had just got a new one and were getting rid of their old one. So. later that week we drove over to get it. Because I was pregnant Ben carried this huge piece of furniture up 3 flights of stairs all by himself. (I got such a kick out of seeing how strong he is :) ).
Anyway, we got it up to our apartment & the TV fit in it perfectly and it was the most beautiful piece of furniture I had ever seen. My point in telling this story is that every time I looked at that piece of furniture it would always remind me that God heard me think about wanting a entertainment center and gave one to me. It was this wonderful present that He had given me directly. Ever time I ever think about it I still get the biggest smile inside me remembering how God wanted me to have that even though we couldn't afford it.
Now, the reason I have the picture of what is on my mantle posted with this is because the same thing happened again this weekend. I have for the past few days thought about how bare the mantle was and wanted something to put on it. I didn't really have anything I wanted to use and I didn't feel like going out and buying anything and then I go over to Cindy's house and Jim Queen brings over all this stuff that no one wants. Crack me up, God has such a comedic, loving , giving personality. So, I took it home, played around with it and bought $5 worth of stuff to go with it on the mantle and I love it. It just made me remember how much God cares about the little things like that. He really wants us to see how much He loves us. He does it, we just need to see it.
Posted by Leah Wentzel at 7:09 AM