Thursday, July 17, 2008

Little blessings bring big smiles

This past Sunday was Helen's softball picnic. It was being held at Clay's Park. As a family we were being asked to pay for our admission fee and Helen would be paid for by the club. We had the option of not paying and just going for the picnic, which is the choice I made for us. Things are a little tight at the moment so paying for us to go wasn't really an option.

Towards the end of last week I got a phone call to let us know that our tickets were in. Now here is where our blessing comes in. It would seem that Clay's Park had made a mistake and that everybody was being asked to pay the entrance price, whether they were staying or not. Well someone one had paid for our tickets - thank you. Our family would now be able to enjoy the park and all it has to offer.

We woke up to rain on Sunday and a forecast that had scattered thunderstorms in it all day. Well I made the decision that since someone had paid for our tickets we were going to as long as there was no thunder or lightening. As we left home and headed out the weather was overcast and muggy. By the end of the picnic the sun was shining and the skies were clear.

The picnic was well attended and there was plenty of good food to share. All the girls got there trophies and recognition for participating. Here is a picture of Helen with her team and coaches.

Here are a couple of pictures of the fun we had as a family.

Someone's small act of kindness had a huge impact on us. We had time as a family we wouldn't normally have. We have family memories we wouldn't have had. God's blessing aren't always huge, big things, but sometimes they are very small. Not only did the Lord bless us with the tickets to the park, through someone else generousity, but He blessed us with a beautiful clear afternoon.

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