Tuesday, March 23, 2010

of rubber boots, polka dot dresses, and answered prayer.

Last night after Lea and I dropped Becs off at her ballet lessons, we hit the road, determined to fulfill the five store goal we had made for ourselves to complete in the 2 hour time limit we had.  But... we only hit TWO of those stores, because we got kinda "caught" at one of them for longer than we expected.  (girls, you know exactly what I'm talking about, right?!) Lea and I found some decidedly fun and feminine rubber boots at one of the stores, 'cause when we go to our country property in rainy season, rubber boots are a must.  I was practically raised in them.  Rubber boots, that is.  We just had normal boy-boots back then, not cute colorful feminine ones, but my creative and artistic mom painted a different color of daisy on each sister's boots, so we had fun boots even back then.  ANYway, back to the point.  After the boots, we rummaged through the clothing section, and as I browsed, I found the most adorable (in my humble opinion) black-with-white-polka-dots dress.  I have always wanted a vintage-styled polka dot dress.  And this was it.  The one I had been waiting for.  Except... it was a size or two too small.  And it was the only one left.  Maybe I can squeeze into it.  I tried it on, but then I couldn't really move my arms, if I wanted to reach for something.  Definitely a no-go.  Lord, if you want me to have this dress, help me to find one at the other store location, I silently prayed from my dressing room stall.

Today, I kept debating whether to try the other local store to see if they had my size in The Dress.  No, I don't think I'll go... it was too expensive anyway.  Yeah, maybe I should run over and just check.  Nah, they may not have it anyway.   In the end, I decided to make a dash to the store, and there I began my hunt for the black and white polka dot dresses.  After prayerfully weaving my way through the racks of clothing, I spotted a flash of crisp black and white material.  It was them
And at this store location they had been marked down 30% There were just a few left, so I whisked the remaining sizes to the dressing room.  One of them fit perfectly.   Thank you Lord, you are such a generous Father to me!  You even care about the small things, you know when we need a little 'perk'!  There has been a lot of "life limbo" going on lately, a lot of discombobulation and discouragement, so it was a precious reminder that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and cares about the little things.  Cares about the desires of our hearts. No matter or desire is too small to bring before the Lord... if it's big enough to concern you, than it's big enough to be brought to the Lord in prayer.   Even in the matter of polka dot dresses.

But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. 
~Luke 12:7


Amelia said...

I love this Marianna!

Love you, ~Mom

WinkAtTheCabDriver said...

Awww . . . this is precious! :)