Friday, August 5, 2011

Answered Prayer: The Dress

 As we've wandered through some treacherous ground, my faith has gotten tattered.  Trusting God has become a scary place, one that I don't willingly go.  My prayer time and faith life have suffered.  As I cling to the remnants of my faith, encouraging my children in their faith has helped.  As God answers prayers, I toss out others.  He continues to answer, I continue to pray and my faith mends one stitch at a time.

 My SIL is getting married in eight days.  She has requested that our family look presentable(ie that her brother wear a suit).  We realized that our boys should probably also look nice.  Off to the mall we went in search of fancy clothing.  We found matching suits for our boys and a very nice dress for Aris.  As they tried on their fancy clothing, I realized that the dress I was wearing(the one I was planning on wearing to the wedding) wasn't as nice.  As my size has changed often over the last several years, I don't have a lot of nice clothing anymore.  I've looked for dresses, but it's really hard to find something nice and affordable. I had been praying for months that I would find something, but no such luck.

 Until today.  After choosing the children's clothing, I prayed very specifically to find a pretty dress, with a crinoline, that looked good on me and was affordable.  Then I wandered over to the dress section.  Imagine my surprise when I discovered that all the dresses were on sale today! After picking an armload of dresses and trying them on, Aris and I went back to the rack to find a different size.  While we were there, a pink and black dress caught my eye.  It isn't one that I would normally wear, but I tossed caution to the winds and tried it on.  Oh!  It fit, looked great and wonder of wonder had been marked down to $26!

 Coming home I just had to write about my answer to prayer.  Slowly slowly, one bit at a time, my faith is being healed.  Thank you, God!

5 comments:

  1. yay for you! God is into the details of every aspect of our lives! He loved to bless you with that dress! you're gonna look amazing! have fun!!! :)

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  2. :) In the future, when you need fancy clothes for kids, you might be able to borrow from us:)

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  3. When my oldest son married, I went dress shopping on my own - no daughters to shop with. Finally, God knew the loneliness of being the MOG - and a dress I kept seeing on-line - well, I decided to get it - it was the last one left - AND in my size + 60% off. God knew I needed a little TLC. God knew you did, too. Isn't it wonderful that God even helps us pick out dresses!

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  4. it really is the little blessings that add sparkle to life. I worried as I began to read – and then by the end I was smiling. Well done! Well done. I hearted this. Thank you. God bless and keep you and each and every one of your well dressed ones. :-)

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