Day 1114 – Sometimes “Thanks” Just Isn’t Enough….But I’m Going To Try

Today at church, something awesome happened.

After the service, we’ll typically stay a little while to talk to different people. Sometimes about photography jobs…sometimes about life in general…it’s a great time to catch up with friends.

Today, I was chatting with my sister about a photo shoot next Sunday. At which point Bret walks up with an envelope in his hand. I gave a raised eyebrow, but he said we’ll open it in the car. The anticipation was killing me! I’m not one for waiting when there is something like that! I’m one of those people who opens my mail in the hall or in front of the mailbox…in the middle of the road.

This was the front of the envelope…

We opened it up and found this note…

Inside was a generous gift. We have no idea who gave us this….Bret said some lady he didn’t know handed it to him and she said she was told to give it to him….we have no way of knowing who it was….Well, I would assume it was one of the 300-400 people who regularly attend our church….but it doesn’t matter. I’m sure the person who gave this to us doesn’t want to be known. But, I figured, if there is any way that I can say thank you to that person, it would be through my blog.

Dear Generous Giver,

You have blessed Bret and I more than you know. We were brought to tears (ok, just me) because of your gift. So far it has helped us fulfill immediate obligations and allowed us to have sweet fellowship with each other before Bret has another stint with his temp job. We are very grateful. We are very humbled. Thank you for seeing a need and filling it. I have always thought I wouldn’t be on the receiving end the “pray for food and hear a knock on the door with groceries on the other side” stories. But now I can say that I am. Thank you for giving us another thing to put up on our thankfulness board. I can’t wait to share how God can care for us through others. Thank you for living out this verse:
“They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.” 1 Timothy 6:18-19

Thank you,
Two very grateful and humbled people

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