Wednesday, September 9, 2009

In Which Miracles Happen

I'm at a loss for words, which those of you who know me personally rather than just online can attest doesn't happen very often.

Every time we've been on the verge of collapse, every time our situation seems impossible, someone has stepped in and helped us get back on our feet.

I have been overwhelmed time and time again by the amazing, selfless generosity of those around us who have given so much support physically and emotionally to our family over the past month. Cards, letters, and e-mails full of prayers and well wishes arrive in droves each week. Today a number of people pitched in without us having to ask to provide us with help cleaning, with meals, and with keeping our spirits up. We also received some news so amazing I can't help but tear up while I'm typing.

Someone is gifting us with a wheelchair accessible van. We will go pick it out, and they will provide the means. They wish to remain anonymous, and have asked us to give our thanks not to them, but to God who continues to provide for us.

I have no words to express what that means to us.

Thank you.

Praise be to the Lord,
for he has heard my cry for mercy.
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.
Psalm 28:6-7

~Jess

23 comments:

Mia said...

Such amazing news. I am not only so very, very happy for your family that you're able to have a little piece of your lives made easier, but also in knowing that true,selfless kindness and giving still exist in this world of ours!

Sweet Lorraine said...

Jessie, Mom told me this evening, and it makes me tear up a bit too. I'm so happy for you, and as Mia put quite well, it's so uplifting to know that such generosity exists, and that it has been directed in such a wonderful and deserving direction. Wugaboo.

Bear Troop 8-1 Cav said...

I can't imagine a family more worthy of this gift. Congratulations!!

Jess said...

What a wonderful gift and such a boost to the spirit. Congratulations!

Bronx Cataldo's said...

Oh Jess,You guys are so deserving of this wonderful gift.
Thanks to the wonderful person/persons of this gift.

Lisa said...

Wow. You are truly blessed! I'm very happy to read this news.

Praying for you and your little family as you navigate your new world.



Lisa @
All That and a Box of Rocks

Anonymous said...

Awesome news!

Rachel said...

I read yesterday about your need for a van and felt so sad and frustrated for you since you couldn't seem to make it work out.

Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow!

Niksmom said...

I am awed.

xraevision said...

This post made me tear up with happiness. It's amazing what generosity finds its way to us when we stay positive and keep things in perspective. You are so strong, but if anyone needs a little relief right now, it's you!

Lin said...

I remember years ago, Michael J. Fox told of how he cries--not for the bad in the world, but for how much good there is. I think of him saying that and how very true it is. I'm happy that this came to your family and that it will make one less thing to worry about.

leah said...

Wow, what amazing news! There are some good people in this world- this made me tear up, too. What a relief, and the best help you could have gotten at this time. We'll keep praying for more blessings and miracles to come your way!

Julia O'C said...

Wow. Just...wow.

What an amazing gift.

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

I am also tearing up reading this. What a wonderful person/family that is giving you this amazing gift! God provides all our needs. I am thankful that these fine folks have been willing to be used by him to meet a need in your family.

MFA Mama said...

That is FANTASTIC! I'm so happy for you--you guys really deserve the break. Enjoy the van :)

Julia said...

Wow. I'm speechless, too. Such an awesome, uplifting act of generosity and love. Thank you a million gazillion times over to the beautiful people who are helping you in this way. I'm not the one in need, but they've made my life a little better, too, by way of their example.

Our Pages said...

AMAZING!!! God is SO good!!! I have been praying for you guys and this vehicle situation. We have had you and Jeremy and Connor on our prayer list ever since Jer left to go over seas. May this van be a blessing to you!!!

AJ's Mom said...

Such amazing news. I've been following your blog for some time now and am amazed by you Jess. Just amazed. May you continue to be richly blessed....
Heidi
AJ's Mommy

Colleen said...

That is GREAT news!! Such an answer to prayer! You must be speechless.

Anonymous said...

After reading yesterday's post with your difficult decisions, I just KNEW that the next post would be good news!
I so agree with Julia in that even though the gift was given to you, we all benefit, just being reminded that this kind of kindness and generosity of heart is still alive and well. What a blessing!

Melanie said...

How wonderful.

Lucas'Mommy said...

What awesome news! What a selfless act this person is doing, especially anonymously. I couldn't think of a more deserving family. Wishing you the best.

Anonymous said...

OH JESS . . . how TOTALLY WONDERFUL!!! The Lord works in mysterious ways . . . and works through those who can give. It certainly does boost my faith in the goodness in, not only God . . .but in the people He works through. AND . . . I can't agree more . . . . your family is so deserving. I so admire both your and Jeremy's attitude and determination!

God bless your family!
Terry Hernandez

 
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