A little over a week ago I threw my lower back out. Bad! It was literally crippling at first. After a few days of being completely out of commission, my crowning glory grew to being able to make three cups of hot cocoa and getting through an entire shower.
Mobility is returning gradually and I have been able to introduce more normal activities slowly each day. I celebrate these moments!
Last Friday, my dear friend, Kathy, accompanied me to Costco to help me with the stooping and lifting as I pushed and leaned on the cart. I could have washed that woman’s feet! I must say, I have recently fallen in love with grocery carts and have a whole new appreciation for them!
As we sauntered down the cereal aisle we passed by some boxes of Annie’s Toaster Pastries.
Me: “Toaster Pastries!”
Kathy: “Annie’s too!”
Me: “Healthy Toaster Pastries!”
Me: “ No! I must resist. We are watching our spending to pay for Sheppard’s schooling and conquer debt. Toaster Pastries are not a necessity.”
We head on down the aisle and turn onto the next aisle where low-and-behold a Costco worker was stocking shelves, and what was one of the items waiting patiently to be stocked? You guessed it! Annie’s boxes of Toaster Pastries.
I shot Kathy an “Oh!” look.
Me: “Must resist.”
We then make our way to the following aisle and wouldn’t you know? God sent an angel in the form of a young man who was serving samples of…. Yes! …. Annie’s Toaster Pastries!
Me: “It’s a sign.”
Kathy: “ Yes, it is.”
Me: “ Three times now.”
Kathy: “ Yes.”
Me: “ Three….Trinity….. I’m supposed to buy these Toaster Pastries.”
Kathy, bursts out laughing.
So, yes, I left Costco that beautiful, sun-shiny rays from heaven, September day with a lovely, brightly colored box of Healthy Annie’s Toaster Pastries.
As I relayed my (ahem) “God-led” journey to Annie’s Toaster Pastries to my husband, Mark, he responded with a laugh, “ Now, that is quirky faith!”
I love Jesus. I think my two daughters can change the world. I think you can too.
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