Tuesday, March 16, 2010
It's the Little Things...
Sometimes it's the little things that God orchestrates that reveal His unending love and care for me.
I've already told you how much fun we had at Jeni and Edward's wedding on Saturday. Honestly, it probably is the best wedding I've ever attended. If Jeni ever gets tired of being a dental hygienist and wants to change careers, she should become a wedding planner or event coordinator.
But I digress. I had only one regret about the wedding and that was in the busy-ness of the evening, I did not have a chance to meet Edward's lovely mother. She baked most of the cookies for the cookie buffet and I felt bad that I had not had a chance to tell her how much we enjoyed eating her cookies and how we appreciated all her hard work. I'm sure countless hours went into baking, storing, transporting and then beautifully displaying the huge variety of cookies we tasted.
I was a little aggravated but consoled myself that I would write her a note when I could get her address (after the newlyweds returned from their honeymoon) but then God intervened.
We decided to take in the area zoo yesterday and originally planned to go first thing in the morning. We ended up delaying our outing for a couple hours so another family member could join us and it gave us a chance to go to the library on our way there. Guess who we ran into at the zoo? Edward's mother, of course! She was there with many of her family members who were also visiting the area for the wedding and her sister who had hosted the rehearsal dinner recognized me and greeted us.
Even though it's a small thing, God gave me the opportunity I was so sure I had missed. I was able to meet her and express my appreciation for all her hard work. It was but a short visit yet so sweet and rich. It reminded me that God can restore lost opportunities. I had not asked Him for this chance meeting but He knew the desires of my heart.
"Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4
Once again I thank God for His providence in even the smallest details of my life. His goodness and faithfulness know no boundaries!