A Good Day

We had a good day today. We had one of those rare but wonderful moments which a mother savors for a long time after. It began when my husband got a call from someone wanting to buy my mother-in-law’s hospital bed that we’d listed on Craigslist. But they wondered if there was any way we could deliver it to their home two hours away, and they would pay an additional $100 for this service. My husband suggested that we ask our 23-year-old son if he would be interested in taking on this task using his vehicle and receiving the payment himself. Well, he was and he did. It worked out so well that he was able to “kill two birds with one stone” so to speak, and met us on his way home in order to join our family in attending the funeral of the mother of a friend. Before joining us, upon delivering the bed, he called to say everything had gone well and the man was very pleased with the bed. Our son had put it together and set it up for the man as well.

I was thrilled and grateful to the Lord. At selling the bed–(we had specifically prayed to sell it soon), at my son’s manful response to the challenge, that everything had gone well, that he obviously felt good about rising to this challenge (which had been a little outside his normal comfort zone).

I tell you all this because that night we came home and there was a phone message from the man. He thanked us–the bed was wonderful, exactly as described, he was very grateful for having it delivered……and then he said words that warmed my heart and brought a tear to this mother’s eye: “You must be very proud of your son.” And he went on to tell what he had done, and to thank us. These are the moments that make it all worthwhile. It was a very good day. Thank you, Lord. May You receive all the glory.

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