I have been trying to sell my daughter’s ice skates for the last five years. They were only worn about 3 times and then she outgrew them. I had a few inquiries, but the deal was never sealed. I recently reposted them and someone finally wanted to buy them.
The mom, who I had been corresponding with, said she was blessed to be able to get them for her daughter. I was selling them for $20 as they were in mint condition. I decided to surprise her but she had sent her husband instead.
I let him know that I was gifting the skates to his daughter and appreciated all he was doing. He said he appreciated me. I should mention, the father is currently serving in the Air Force. As an Army mom, I do what I can to help out our military (past and present).
Later, I received a text from the mom. She said her entire family was moved by my generosity. Her daughter was so excited with her “new” skates. I simply told her that I was recovering from a serious illness and I had been blessed with a lot of support and now I am able to pay it forward.
We traded a few more texts. I told her it was meant to be, as I had held onto those skates for so many years. She asked if she could pray for me. I thanked her as prayers are always welcomed and appreciated. I extended an invite to Simple Church, in case they didn’t have a home church. God works in mysterious ways. It was a blessing to be able to give a little girl a pair of skates and in turn, I received something much greater.
I’ve been reviewing some of my previous writings. I thought with June looming around the corner, it would be a good time to reflect on God in my life. I wrote the original, “God In My Life” a year ago. Since then, I have been diagnosed with Stage-3 colon cancer and my youngest sister, whom I’ve somewhat reconnected with, has been diagnosed with Stage-2 breast cancer. While I am fighting cancer with everything I’ve got, I never went through the “why me” phase. I truly trust God has a plan for me.
I am still with Simple Church and they have been beyond supportive. I know I was led there before my cancer diagnosis was brought to light. For that, I am eternally grateful! I am thankful for everyone who has prayed, and continues to pray for me. Prayer really does work.
I believe in the power of prayer. Today, I received more bad news; not about me though. I am asking for anyone who prayers to lift up a prayer for my son. I am feeling helpless and there’s not much I can do.
He knows what it’s about. I just pray truth and justice are brought to light. This family has had far too much to deal with lately.