Tuesday, December 30, 2008

God's Angel

Tuesday I took Emma to the park so we could enjoy the last of this wonderful warm weather we've been blessed with in December. We took our leftover holiday bread to feed the ducks and play on the playground. As I was standing off to the side watching Emma play with three children I ended up striking up conversation with this older lady. See she was the grandma to the three children Emma was playing with. Her name was Linda. Linda the Angel! It's not often that I find myself talked to random strangers in the park. I usually and a bit shy when it comes to meeting new people. That's why I say she was an Angel. I think God sent her my way that day. We went down the usual list of questions and our children/grandchildren, their ages, names, etc. We live in the same neighborhood and swim at the same pool! Yet, this was the first time I've seen this woman. She asked if Emma was my only child. I told her as of now that yes she was my only child. I felt compelled to explain to her that I had trouble getting pregnant with her but God blessed with one amazing little girl and that round 2 has proven to be even harder. She too was the parent to one child, a girl. She explained to me that she also had trouble getting pregnant and that God had blessed her with the most precious little girl. She went on to get pregnant a second time but miscarried. God had answered her prayers asking for another child, He allowed her to get pregnant. She viewed this as an answered prayer! How amazing and wise to look at it that way. Later on she ended up having to have some sort of surgery that left her unable to have any more future biological children. This is the part that got me. Linda said, "I would have never imagined that I would be here right now watching my THREE grandchildren! God blessed me with three that I can get whenever I want for however long I can have them for, to spoil and enjoy and then send them back to their parents. God knew how much I could handle but I am still immensely blessed."

WOW!!! Ok. Yes I know God knows the plans he has for me. Plans possibly for Emma to have a household of children for Phillip and I to enjoy. I just wish we could have some progress or either accept what has been delt and move on. It is very exciting to hear the message this woman had for me. Don't you love it when God uses others to speak to us?

1 comment:

Lisa said...

I am a firm believer that God brings people into your life for a reason or a season. Keep the Faith!!