Sunday, April 5, 2009

Angels ARE In Our Midst

Saying this week has been a challenge for me is somewhat of an understatement. There is no need for me to go into details. I really don't want to "relive" the week anyway. One day this week I was feeling very down. I noticed a brightly colored gift bag in between my storm door and my front door. I brought it in the house and looked inside. Two of my very favorite treats were inside, Extra Cheddar Flavor Blasted Goldfish (we call them "extra cheesy") and Reeses. It brought a smile to my face and a tear to my eyes. My first inclination was they had to be from my husband. I quickly looked at the card to see: "Hey Shan, Here's something to hopefully brighten your cloudy day! I'm praying for you! Love, Sara"

I was in shock. This is my new friend. We haven't spent that much time together and I am not the type to talk about food. How did she know?! Not just about the snacks, but that I was feeling blue. How did she know? I immediately called her and expressed my gratitude for her uplifting gift. She relayed the story of how she found out from my husband what I liked. Honestly, I am still very stunned that she went to that much trouble to bring me those treats.

Sara, if you are reading this, thank you again. :) You don't know how much it means to me. I really can not even put into words how very touched I am. Your friendship, although new, is a priceless treasure to me.

This is yet another testimony to me that our Father in Heaven hears our prayers and is mindful of us. I do believe that there are heavenly angels. However, I believe we can be angels to others when God needs us to be. Sara, whether she realizes it or not, was one of those angels for me this week. I am grateful to my loving Heavenly Father and to Sara for listening to His promptings.

I challenge you to listen to the still small voice this week. Maybe you or I can be on the Lord's errand and bring the joy that only HIS LOVE can bring to someone in need.

Very Sincerely,
Shan

4 comments:

  1. Hey Shannon!

    THANK YOU! That was the SWEETEST post! I got tears in my eyes - and just about had a good cry over it. Your friendship is a treasure to me as well, and I am HONORED that your spirits were lifted a little because of the treats that I brought to you that day. =) I DO believe that God led me to do that that day...because I didn't know for sure that you were "down" - I just kind of had a feeling. I know it wasn't that big of a "gift", but I love it that he cares about the little things!

    Thanks again for your sweet words. See you soon!

    Love,
    Sara

    P.S. I watched "Twilight" yesterday. It was better the second time. =) I can't wait for the second one!!! I still want to see the bonus features though...Did you KNOW that they have a THREE disc set at Target??? That's the one my sister got! We didn't have time to watch the extras though.

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  2. ha ha, i REMEMBER when that 'song' came out!!! it was a LONG time ago!!!

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  3. Hi Shannon,

    I am Sara's sister, Amy. You're right... she is an angel. She is just about the most selfless, loving person I know. Thank you for honoring her with this post. And thank YOU for your friendship with my little sister. She needed girlfriends, and God gave her you. I hope we get to meet each other soon.

    Amy

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  4. Little tears in my eyes...=)...very sweet!

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