Last week, my friend, Mylene said she was going to where my kids are and I can send something for them through her. Within a couple of days, I went to the big supermarket near me and walked along aisle by aisle thinking what might delight my kids, what would make them know that I thought about them and wanted to make them smile. I put those things in my cart and sent them over to Mylene’s house. I told her I’m not expecting her to take everything but just in case there was a gap in her suitcase, she can just grab whichever one of those things could serve as a filler and I will pick up whatever has no room. She graciously said everything fit! Thank You, Lord, for Mylene!
It occurred to me today that God also sent me a care package…
A few weeks ago, a beautiful, lively, joyful, kind, encouraging mom, Jane, came with her two grown daughters. I had never met her before in person or online but all at once, she seemed like a long-lost friend I haven’t seen for years.
There was only one other table occupied yet (a group of four ladies getting a quick despedida merienda before watching an evening play) and all my kitchen staff were present so there was ample time for me to make that little round around the little shop to look at our Detroit Jewel oven, vintage tools, and the little knick knacks about.
Jane and her daughters graciously talked to me about food and things and I had that empty nest nostalgia for the times I used to go around different places with my sons. By the time Jane and her daughters left, she and I were like old family.
This morning, I got an unexpected Facebook notice that Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice mentioned Karen’s Kitchen on our page. When I clicked, I was so surprised to see a full blown blog post by Jane with beautifully taken pictures, wonderfully written text… such gracious words. So much like God’s amazing grace that I don’t deserve.
After reading Jane’s post, it felt like she was the sender of God’s care package for me— a lovingly made concoction of care, appreciation, affirmation, encouragement, and love sprinkled with sugar, spice, and everything nice! This is so representative of God’s grace coming from an unexpected place!
I’m so undeserving Lord, but Father, thank You for Jane. No doubt, You sent her.