"Rejoice with those who rejoice...." Romans 12:15
(This post is about a WONDERFUL and unexpected blessing my family received, and I'm sharing it, not to boast, but instead so that you can rejoice with me!)
Once upon a time, there was a mother who loved to cook. She lived in a little old house with her husband and family, and room by room, piece by piece, they have been fixing up their home with love. The mother loved to wake up each and every day and make her family delicious meals to eat because she shows people that she loves them by making food for them. (It's her love language!) She had a very old stove that came original with the old house. She has used that stove and oven at least three times a day for many years, and although it was not pretty to look at, she felt blessed that it still worked after all those years.
One day, she got an unexpected call on the telephone. Her wonderful Uncle and his new bride were going to be remodeling their home, and they wanted to know if we would like to have their "old" appliances. Of course she jumped at the opportunity to have a new stove, but that's not all there is to the story.
This mother has also been using the microwave her sweet husband had in college 12 years ago. After only three minutes of cooking, it overheats and has to cool down for 15 minutes before it can be used again. She has endured this for many years, and only used her microwave to reheat leftovers. Guess what? Her Uncle also offered to give her a microwave!
It gets even better. This mother who loves to cook....HATES to do dishes. So she uses her old dishwasher every single day, but lately it wasn't getting things very clean. Her husband took the whole thing apart for a good cleaning, and things were improving....but her dishes just didn't sparkle the way they used to. Her Uncle also offered to give her a matching dishwasher too!
The mother felt like she won the lottery....like she won the Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes...like she was on The Price Is Right and got a hole in one, or picked the prize behind door # 3. She was so excited she could hardly wait for her dad to deliver the appliances to her.
Then the "Big Day" came and it took the men several hours to install her new stainless steel beauties. She could hardly believe her eyes. It looked like she had a brand new kitchen. The appliances were so shiny and beautiful that she couldn't believe they had ever been used before.
Aren't they gorgeous???!!!
And the Mother cooked happily ever after.
Thank you so much Uncle T! You're the best!