Last week, I was unable to attend something that I truly wanted to go to. I cried for a while after because my heart yearned to be there. I know that God heard me because of my Sunday morning.
After a lovely service on Easter Sunday, a seventy year old male friend came up to me with tears in his eyes and handed me a hundred dollars. He told me that God had nudged his wife to send my husband and I out on a date. I started crying, y'all. I hardly ever get to go on dates with my husband. Then, here comes his wife and hands me fifty more dollars and tells me to get a sitter. I cannot tell you how much this touched me. It was a gift of personal care for my marriage. It also spoke to me because this week it is my birthday and my husband is about to start leading worship for about 100 days straight. There most likely won't be a date again until August. The Lord knows. I had been really wanting to go out with him, y'all. The Lord heard me.
We invited our dear friend and college student to dine with us and our family on Easter because he couldn't get home to Chicago for the holiday. He is so delightful and musically brilliant. It was great to just have him with us. As I was walking through the restaurant, I came across some wonderful people we know. I had never been to this particular eatery so I asked what she would recommend. She told me the mimosas. I just laughed and asked if that was all I should get. She said it would be fine because they send bread to your table. She was kidding of course. The food there was phenomenal.
Later on, they send a mimosa to my table. I just burst out in laughter. I was actually touched by the gesture. Then I found out that they had paid the bill for our entire table... my family of five, my mom, step-dad, and friend. That really got me. What a grand gesture by a man who is one of the top poker players in the world. I recently found out that he sends his winnings to an orphanage in the Sudan.
There are beautiful people all around us dressed in normal clothes. Don't miss them.
Happy birthday week to me! Send fence or a nanny or a pool.