Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Apparently God was listening ...

We have been desperate to make ends meet financially lately. It's pathetic, really. We had to stop taking Peanut to her horseback therapy. She needs a bed, but we couldn't afford one. I have huge medical bills from my surgeries this summer, which are being sent to collections. We were going to have a very frugal and simple Christmas this year.

I screamed at my husband, I cried in the shower. I literally sunk to my knees and prayed. I don't pray. I am not a very religious person at all. I do however believe in prayer and miracles, but I cannot remember the last time I really truly prayed.

I simply prayed for peace in our house. We just need to be "okay", so that my husband and I could stop arguing and everything could be happy again.

Then I got a call from Peanut's school. They just had their huge annual gala. I bought ONE raffle ticket only, because they were $10 each. And with that one ticket - I won the GRAND PRIZE. $5000! FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS!!

Oh my gosh ... I was literally in tears when I drove over to sign for it. My peanut will get the bed she needs, my monkey will get a good Christmas after all. And we will DEFINATELY be donating a ton of toys and such to Toys for Tots this year. :)

6 comments:

The VW's said...

God is always listening! Congrats on winning the raffle! What a blessing from the Lord! I'm so happy for you!

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Brought tears to my eyes, Im so happy for you!

~ Keara said...

I cannot tell you how important it is that you saw God's hand in this. He listened to your prayer and He responded. And you responded in kind. Blessings to you now and especially this holiday season as you make give back the gift that God gave to you in the form of gifts to Toys for Tots. I know in my heart that He approves. I think this could be the start of a beautiful relationship.

Tamara said...

wow that is so wonderful! YEAH GOD!!!!! Im so excited for you!!!!!

Shari said...

OH, that brought me to tears! You so deserved it! Yay!

Heidi @ GGIP said...

That is great news! Congratulations!