The cup that overflows
I definitely HAD to share this….
I got a call from my friend Amber the other day. It was so good to talk since it had been so long. I haven’t seen her in several years and, us both having children, we haven’t been able to catch up for over a year now.
I wanted to tell her all about Emma and the amazing thing that had happened to our family. I shared with her the blog in case she wanted to read about all the things Emma was doing and saying. She passed it on to her mom and apparently a lot of other people.
I received a wonderful comment from her mother, Rita, and had NO IDEA then what they were planning to do.
Being the kind of giving people that they both are, they were really looking for a something to do for us. Rita had asked Amber “What can we do?”
Well, I’ll tell you what they, and a few others, did for us. They pitched in and purchased an iMac for our family and an iPad for Emma!!!!!!!!!!!!
WHOA!!! I could not believe it!! Our computer is about to die any day. Any one of my friends could tell you. I was completely blown away and in tears basically… and really in shock. I’m still in shock!
I have to say that I feel like the blessings are piling up here. To be honest, this really didn’t start out as the best year of my life. In fact, the last couple years have been maybe the hardest of my life. I had felt so much hopelessness this year and last. I think maybe despair is the right word to use. I hate saying that word, but I think many people can relate.
When this whole thing happened with Emma, I thought, “Nothing could be better than this” It is the deepest desire of my heart coming to fruition.
But I’m surprised to feel that what has been maybe more impacting for me in all of this has been a sense of renewed belief – miracles do happen! God is alive and He cares about me. I am loved beyond comprehension. I realized that not only have things been NOT entirely in my control (as I’ve been feeling for years), but things are also beyond my understanding and imagination. The awe and thankfulness I feel in my heart is hard to put into words. And the crazy part is, the blessings just seem to keep coming!! It just feels like my cup is overflowing.
And this kind of giving that I’ve experienced is so powerful and inspirational that it makes me want to give more and more. What an amazing thing to ask of ourselves: “What can I do?” for someone else. That question can change the world, and more importantly, our hearts.
When I told Emma about this, she spelled out:
I am overjoyed
I can’t wait to thank everyone involved and I wish I could give you all a big hug!!! And thanks for all your beautiful comments that just continue to lift my soul. This whole thing has been REALLY good to share, and not to mention so great for Emma as well.
P.S. I think the iPad is going to be really amazing for Emma!! I have been wanting one SO bad for her. I’m beyond excited!!