Welcome to my eclectic journey of my life and delights. This year my theme is surrendering my writing pen to the true author, Jesus Christ, while looking forward to the future, reflecting on the past and dancing through my journey.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Heart Lifting Day!

Our creator is never late on encouraging us.  His timing is impeccable and the love through His Body  (his people) is beyond words.

So was the case yesterday.

Waiting news on our daughter-in-law's surgery...three and half hour surgery...while also finishing up touches for a dessert auction, I felt God look down with sunshine on me.  What form did this sunshine warm up my tired, anxious and weary spirit?  The sunshine came in a box.

Yes, I had won the give-away at Debbie's of The Way We Are but had no idea when it would come or what it would contain.  I love Debbie... there isn't anything not to love and be encouraged by.  I visit her with each post she puts up...and her saying that I love, "it is the way it is."  As I lifted my head from prayer for my daughter-in-law and son, the doorbell rang.  Anxious, excited feet went skipping down the stairs... two pairs... Benjamin and mine.  Eagerly we picked up a package addressed to me...no return address.

In the kitchen, we went to pull out this wonderfully wrapped box!  Who is it from?  What is it?  Wrapped packages bring out the kid in all us.

As we opened it, both Benjamin and I squealed...yes, that is what we did and we ooooohed and aaaaahed.  Looking at my goodies!!  I could feel my spirit lift. I could feel a hug from states away, giving me courage to continue my day...a program was still ahead...a call from the finished surgery still hadn't arrived.

The call came later in the afternoon.  Our daughter-in-law's surgery brought great hope.  Our son had also walked through waiting on his wife all that time...surrendering her to the Lord. I think we forget that men have feelings, too.  I am so proud of them both.  She awaits a pregnancy... he stands in support and hope (thanks for all the thoughtful prayers).

I took the apron with me to the school dessert auction.  The auction went off without a hitch...God was faithful, even though the enemy had tried to steal my joy during the event...he was defeated.

So I stand amazed, once again, at how God is in the little things, as well as the Big details of our life.  This time it came in a box.  May I remember that as I look to encourage others. I should allow God to direct the timing.

31 Joining in with more words:

Carol said...

What a beautiful package! Our God is indeed faithful! Our Sustainer, Redeemer, Friend. Hallelujah!

Angela said...

I'm glad your day ended up on a happy note! And I hope you can relax this weekend :)

Theresa said...

Love the apron! Did you bake all of those goodies? I think I need some of your recipes ;)
I am so happy to hear your d-i-l's surgery went well. And you are right...we often forget how hard those things are on men.
Have a joyfilled weekend :)

Vickie said...

Janette - good morning! What a sweet gift of Valentine's goodies! That apron is so cute - I know you were a hit at your sale.

I'm glad to hear that your DIL's surgery went well, and we all hope to hear some good news for her soon. These things are so hard not only for the girls, but their men as well. I've read her blog. She's a dear young lady with a heart for the Lord. And I pray earnestly that He may see fit to bless this sweet couple with children!

Have a wonderful and blessed weekend!

Mary said...

is timing is perfect! what a beautiful package, inside and out.
thankful all is well.


T's Daily Treasures said...

That is a lovely package of goodies. Glad to hear that it cheered you while waiting on news of your DIL and that she is doing well after surgery. I loved your post on the doctor's visit. I went to my doctor after two years and she had much to say. In fact, she says I am stubborn because I don't want to go on "the pill" to regulate my cycles. I told her I am going to be 46 the end of this month and my body is doing what it naturally needs to do with each passing year. I feel fine, my blood tests all came back normal, so I don't feel the need to take any kinda little pill. Hope you are having a good day. Thanks for your visit. Best wishes, Tammy

Sonja said...

How exciting! You're right, everyone loves a package at the door and Debbie's was so special, as she is.

I was praying on THursday, didn't want to bug you, but prayers continue for your son and dil... it's coming! :)


Farm Girl said...

I love when God does that at just the perfect time. Thank you for sharing it all looks so beautiful.
I am so thankful that God spoke to you like that. I love hugs through the mail.

Debbie said...

I was so excited when I read your name as Deb's giveaway winner! And now we get to experience some of the fun and excitement you had as you opened your package. I'm amazed at the beautiful friendships that have developed between us bloggers. I know that the glue that holds us together is the faith we share in Christ Jesus. That makes all the difference.

So glad your daughter-in-law's surgery went well. I've been praying for her as well.

May you continue to be encouraged knowing that your blogging sisters love you and pray for you.

Blessings and love,

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Oh, how I love it when God uses human hands to deliver His truffles from heaven! What a beautiful gift. I'd been hoping to hear how the surgery went, and will continue to lift you all in prayer.

no spring chicken said...

Congratulations!! Both on the beautiful present and the defeat... Ooh that evil one comes to seek, kill and destroy. But our merciful Father reaches out to us with His hands and feet here on earth. I too am so thankful for the Body of Christ! I'm so thankful for your sweet Spirit Janette. And your willingness (and ability) to share His lessons and His love with us.

Blessings, Debbie

Maryann said...

God's timing always perfect!
I am so glad to hear things went well for your DIL, and you are right sometimes we forget about the husband.
He is faithful!
Will be praying :)

Thoughts for the day said...

wow hoping and praying too.

Karen said...

Wow. That box was decorated so beautifully & what special treats to find inside! I love it when God sends us just the encouragement/day brightener when we need it.

Debbie said...

I am soo happy you were blessed Janette! God's timing really is soo perfect. I am also so pleased that the surgery went well, it is behind them now, and the outlook is good. Looking so forward to His perfect timing here too. : ) Continuing in prayer for you all. Hugs to you! Debbie

Petra said...

God is always faithful, always right on time, always good. It's something to remember, to give Him praise. So glad to see you cheered and hopeful and giving Him all the praise and glory! Love!

Sandy said...

Janette, I'm so thankful the surgery went well and now I do believe we will be hearing the wonderful news of a precious soon-coming baby! I will continue to hold them up in prayer--all of you.
Yes, Debbie is so sweet and talented and these gifts, the presentation, all just a gift from the Lord through her to you. So happy for you!

Vee said...

So good to know that your daughter-in-law and your son are hopeful. Still praying.

Nothing like the excitement that comes in the form of a box with goodies. What darling ones you received. I love that Benjamin is as excited as you are!

Canadagirl said...

Oh what a blessing! And what good news! Sending you a HUGE (((HUG))) my friend. I pray MANY blessings on you and your family. May your hearts desires be heard and given, PTL!

Blessings and ((HUGS)) My SSiC

Nancy said...

So glad the surgery turned out well; I will continue to pray for you all of you until the arrival....having a son myself, I am glad you mentioned that they go through alot too when their precious wives are hurting.....big hugs to all....

Surprises at the front door.....God provided just when you needed it and just what you needed...isn't He wonderful how much He loves His children.....

Joluise said...

How wonderful - it is amazing how something special can lift the spirits of another.

Trisha said...

How beautiful! Yes, His timing is always perfect!

A multi-dimensional life said...

What perfect timing of the gift...gifts from God...all in His sovereign, life giving, and yes, heart lifting timing! You are beautiful! xo

Sue said...

What can I say,We serve "AN ON TIME GOD". Been praying for all this week! I too love, Debbie, just so sweet and has a heart to serve God and family, not to mention very talented with her hands.
You too have been on my heart this week.

Crown of Beauty said...

Rejoicing with you over this wonderful gift, Janette.

A soothing balm over your tired emotions... God knows how to send little things our way that just boosts up our sagging heart.

Sending love your way, dear Janette,

Rebecca said...

Good reports like these are SO encouraging! Sometimes we just need some "sight" to accompany our "faith" and God knows when and how, doesn't He?

Cecilia Marie Pulliam said...

Janette, it shouldn't amaze us when He gives us just what we need at the exact moment it will have the most impact, but it still does. What a lovely gift, at just the right moment!

Glad everything went well for your daughter-in-law's surgery. Will keep her lifted up in prayer as well as the rest of your family.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, Janette, I am so glad your DILs surgery went well. I will continue holding her in my heart.

What a sweet ray of sunshine indeed!! Lovely package and goodies inside. Your bake sale looks like one I would love to have walked into!! Praise God for all the blessings. t.

Sassy Granny ... said...

I forgot how much I enjoy your heart! Tough as times can be, I can always count on a ray of sunshine here. As much as you are blessed, you certainly bless others as well.

Love the gift!

Crickit said...

I am so happy to hear the good news about your daughter in laws surgery. Yay! God is good!

What a lovely Valentine's Day gift! Congrats on winning it!

Debbie said...

I read this one first since I'm behind in blog land again. I was so happy to get to the end and find out that they had good and encouraging news. I'm standing with you in belief that motherhood is just around the corner. (Which means that grandmotherhood is too.)

And I love Debbie, too. She actually found me first. Every time I read her blog, I smile with her. Hodge Podge Wednesday is one of my favorites.

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