Monday, August 30, 2010

A SURPRISE BLESSING

I had worked the Primary election on July 27th as a Clerk for the very first time and enjoyed it very much. After that election the County Election Office called me and ask if I would be willing to work at that polling place as the Clerk on a regular basis. I was delighted to be offered the position and naturally accepted.

Last Tuesday, August 24th, we had a Run-off election for the State Insurance Commissioner. So I worked my 12 1/2 hours, from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mickey picked me up and we went to a fast food place and had a bite to eat and naturally I was plenty tired and worn out.

When we walked in the house this basket was sitting on my dining room table! I said, "What is this?", and Mickey said, "Cathy K. dropped it by for you." Cathy is a wonderful young mother in her 30's who attends church with us and is in my Small Group class. They used to be our back door neighbors!

The tag in front reads:
"A blessing basket
filled just for you,
with cheerful thoughts
and prayers too!
Enjoy your gift
but when your done
please fill it up
and pass it to
another one :o) "
The back side of the tag reads: " If you are unable to fill it up that's OK! Enjoy your gift and return the basket to Coweta Assembly of God 486-3110 Have a blessed day!"

Tucked inside my basket were: A book: When God Winks At You by Squire Rushnell, a cute little photo album, a small spiral note pad, a carmel cream candle, a lovely green pottery mug filled with dove chocolates!!
And, a personal note which read: "I just wanted you to know I was thinking of you. You are such an inspiration to me and I am so blessed to have you in my life. Love, Cathy"
Can you say - TOUCHED and bawling like a baby!!!!!
I LOVE our Church and our Church Body which so demonstrates the Love of Christ on so many fronts and levels. Yes, truly a SURPRISE and truly a BLESSING.
I'm busy filling up my basket now and I'll show it to you when I'm ready to "pass it on". I already know who will get it and selecting what I hope will be the fight items for her.
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I have been scarce here in blogland because we have had sooooo much going on at CAG. I hope to share it all with you in the next few posts. Also a lot of hard work around our house that is wearing us out and leaving little free time. This too shall pass!!!!
Have a wonderful, blessed day!!!!!

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11 comments:

Sharon said...

That was such a sweet thing for Cathy to do. You are so blessed indeed.
I can't wait to see what you put in the basket and pass it on.
Hugs

Oklahoma Granny said...

What a wonderful way to encourage others and 'play it forward'.

It has been a busy summer here too.

retha said...

A very good idea.
And for you to have received it a day of feeling tired after such a long shift.

Joy said...

What a beautiful basket to come home to. I know that just blessed you so much. I love that idea and hope to duplicate it. (yes, I'm a copy cat) ;)
We understand your busy and enjoy hearing from you when you can.
♥ Joy

Susan said...

Joy, I was hoping some of my readers might pick-up on this idea and start one themselves. What a blessing it is to not only receive a blessing, but to be a blessing.

Mari said...

What a wonderful surprise - and God made sure you got it just when you needed it!
I have read the God winks at you book and enjoyed it.

Travels With Uncle Sam said...

That's really nice!

Dawn said...

How fun and what a blessing! I would have been touched to tears, to. What fun to work on passing it on.

You have indeed been busy!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

That is so sweet and precious!

Debra said...

What a very sweet and thoughtful thing to do. And this does give me a good idea the next time I want to be a blessing to someone!

Sunny said...

Susan, what a very neat idea! and a wonderful blessing to the one recieving AND the one giving! Wish their were more churches like yours..... for SOOO many reasons.