So here’s a simple, but awesome story of how God provides in ways that only God can.
So back on Thursday, the zipper on my coat broke. While certain times and places you could kind of “make do”, I decided that Buffalo in the winter is not the place or time.
Originally the plan (before the zipper broke) was to look for a new coat when mom was here next week. So despite all my desire to stay AS FAR AWAY from a shopping mall on the Saturday before Christmas, I was right next to the mall and had about 30 minutes of time to kill this afternoon.
I decided to drive around a little and see if I could even find a parking spot near JC Penny’s. Not only did I FIND a parking spot, it just so happened to be THE VERY FIRST parking spot closest to the door RIGHT near the coats. (To make a long story longer, when I was a kid, we’d call close parking spots “Thank You Jesus” parking spots as a reminder that we can thank God for ALL the blessings he provides…even things like parking spots. So I called my mom to tell her about the “Thank You Jesus Parking Spot” and headed into the store.)
So, basically, I found a coat I really liked that was normally $200 for only $80. While I liked it a lot, I still wasn’t willing to pay $80 for a coat since some of the other ones were on sale for like $40. So I tried on a couple of the other coats and they didn’t fit right. However, in trying them on, I realized they were actually on sale more than the sign said. I took the original coat over to the price scanner and found out that until 1 pm (it was like 12:45) the coat was actually only $60. PLUS, I ended up finding a coupon from the flyer when I walked in the story that was $10 off any purchase over $50. To summarize, the $200 coat ended up only costing me $50. … and I really like it a lot. 🙂
Isn’t it awesome the way our God provides?!?
I also wanted to share some fun times God provided from later today.
First of all, I stopped to see Laura today. She is doing well and wanted to say hi to everyone and thanks for all the encouragement and support. (She especially loves her prayer blanket as you can see below!)
Another big blessing was an afternoon/evening spent with the Whiteds. Here are some fun pictures from the cookie decorating extravaganza!