Thursday, November 13, 2008

REASONS

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Have you ever did something, and yet be wondering the whole while you are doing it; why you were doing it?

Have you ever done that and then later, the answer comes to you so clearly why you did it?

Let me show you an example of what I am talking about….

Back before Wyatt was even thought about..back when the specialist all said Amanda had a snowball’s chance in you-know-where of getting pregnant….I was shopping at a Dollar Tree store…You know..one of those stores where everything in it is a dollar or less?

Well, I came down the isle and reached over into a basket and picked up a dollar pregnancy test….and put it in my shopping cart. I paid for all I got and once in my car, I starting wondering what in the world did I need a pregnancy test for? Amanda couldn’t get pregnant ( and was also on birth control pills to help with her monthly’s)

And here I was ; over 50 years old with nothing in my stomach, but my stomach…all the rest being removed over 10 years earlier…so I knew darn well I couldn’t use the thing! BUT YET, I HAD BOUGHT IT….

Well we all know that the dollar pregnancy test was used and it told us that my precious grandbaby Wyatt was coming.  A COINCIDENCE? I don’t think so….

My friends…

The other day I went grocery shopping…and as I walked into the grocery store…the first thing I saw was a bag of Hershey Kisses wrapped in Christmas foil….and without thinking; I picked that bag up and put it in my buggy. Just as soon as I placed it in there, I immediately reached back in and took it out.

Oh, I wanted that candy soooooo bad….You see,  since the surgery my appetite is off and I am not eating…. But like a little kid…. I wanted that candy. But I did not have the money to spend on candy…we had to have food.

I have not worked since Oct. 25th…and since the BBQ does not hold a check in the hole; that was also my last paycheck. So…no;  I didn’t buy the candy…and I felt so bad…but no one even knew.

Today…I hear a knock on my door, I open it,  and look down and see a box. Now, I knew Lori, my online friend had sent it, because she had alerted me that she was sending Wyatt a gift. I was so excited…Her daughter Tracy had embroidered an adorable bib for Wyatt with his name and birth date on it…a keepsake for sure.  Among other things…Lori had also sent several little cute winter outfits along. There was so many wonderful gifts in that box….even food!

And amid it all was… a huge bag of HERSHEY KISSESWRAPPED IN  CHRISTMAS FOIL.  It was then that I broke down and cried like a baby.

When she emailed me later, she told me how while she was shopping, she had ended up on the candy isle….searching for what she didn’t know….but how once she saw the HERSHEY KISSES they seem to ‘ jump out at her ’….and she bought them…and mailed them to me….

COINCIDENCE? I DON’T THINK SO…THERE IS A REASON FOR EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS….

I choose to believe that there is a Higher Power than we mere mortals…One Who knows that sometimes..

It can be the little things that we may think are insignificant,

That will make a world of difference in a person’s life.

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

17 comments:

Barbara said...

Amen, Carlene, amen!

Donna said...

God knows what we need.

Myra said...

The Law of Attraction...you vibrate out into the universe what you want to get back. Of course, you can also vibrate negativity and only continue to get it back and then wonder why all this stuff is happening to you! You vibrated your desire for that particular candy; someone in the universe felt it and not even knowing why she was in the candy aisle, got it and thought, "Carlene might like these". Not a conicidence at all!

Missie said...

That was such an awesome story. Enjoy your day tomorrow.

Kath said...

Awwwwwww Carlene I was thrilled when I read Lori had done this for you.God does work in mysterious ways always.What a wonderful friend she is God Bless her.I pray things improve for you but until they do God will see you through Carlene.Hugs to little Wyatt and prayers for all of you.Hope your Mama is well.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Stuart said...

what a lovely post.......

Jeanne said...

That is just amazing......

((hugs))
Jeanne

madcobug said...

God bless Lori for getting you all those things. I bet you enjoyed everyone one of those chocolate kisses. Hugs, Helen

dragondrops said...

There are more things in heaven and earth than we ever dreamed of.... get well, Vanessa

Arlene (AJ) said...

Carlene the pregnancy test and then the Hershey kisses were both meant to be....God does indeed work in mysteriou ways. Take care...Hugs to you.

Rose said...

bless you!

Kathy said...

Sometimes when doubt creeps in, it is the small miracles of God's Love through a friend or acquaintence that helps us remember to believe.

I am always sure Carlene, when I stop by here, no matter what is going on in your life, you will lift me up ... even on a good day! LOL

Indigo said...

What a delightful entry full of hope and promise. Thank you for the smile today hon. I needed that reminder there is beauty in the world when we least expect it. (Hugs)Indigo

blondepennie said...

Dear Carlene, I have gone back and read the recent blogs that I have missed. You have been through so much. You have every right to have a touch of self pity. But, wonderful lady you are not one to let the 'why me' stay around for very long. You are an inspiration to every one that reads your journal.

What a lovely story the Christmas Kisses was. Mant times it's the coincidences and little happenstances that make life's burdens and pain easier to endure. Whatever any one person wants to call it, God, energy, or just the flow of love those precious moments are what keep the smile on our faces and the wonder in our existence. Pennie

Adirondackcountrygal said...

Oh how wonderful Carlene! I hope you enjoy that candy!

Ally Lifewithally said...

That is more than just chance ~ what a lovely story ~ Allyx

Sweetnessk71 said...

Hiya. See, you were destined to have hershey kisses...yumm. What a good friend to send all that to you. Hope you feel better soon.

Kris :)