You know what I mean?
And these days as we get ready to go to Rwanda, I am picking up things here and there as I see it....
"oh yeah, we gotta get that for our trip" kind of thing.
So I had this extra pack of paper plates sitting in my car for the last couple of days.
Well when I was in walmart a couple days ago, I picked up this really big pack of paper plates....or so I thought.
When I got home, I reached for the pack to put them in the pantry and ended up peeling two packs apart.
So I thought for a split second about sticking them in the pantry anyway.
(don't judge me)
Couldn't do it.
I walk into walmart today and explain to the old greeting man
(why are they always old?)
that I did not have a return but wanted to stick the plates in my shopping cart today and pay for them when I was finished getting my other things.
he was quite surprised.
That was not the miracle, by the way. =)
EARLIER today, a friend of mine, we'll call her Susie*, gave me a check for $100 to help with our Rwanda trip.
a generous gift, but still not the miracle....keep reading....
She left the "Payable To" part blank for me to fill in. I stuck the check in my pocket and went on my way.
(note to self, fill it in)
I also carry my phone and keys in my pockets.
You can see where this is going.
Fast forward to walmart--As I got out of the car to go in the store, I put my phone in my pocket that also contained the check from Susie*.
After shocking the greeter man by bringing in my $1.56 plates I had not paid for, I needed to call my dad to ask about his camera we are borrowing for the trip.
I make my way to the back of the store as we talk. A few minutes pass, we say good-bye and I stick my phone back into my pocket.
That's when it hit me.
I had no check in my pockets. No check made out for $100, signed, and left blank for anyone to fill in their name.
I quickly started retracing my steps and P-R-A-Y-I-N-G!
I checked my purse just to make sure I had not put it in there--no check.
Lord, uh, now is a good time for a miracle.
I comforted myself, "Someone else might really need $100."
I just started praying that I would find the check or if I didn't, that someone who really needed it would.
I backtracked all the way to the front of the store, looked at the cashiers and thought about asking one of them.
I saw the greeter...
I couldn't bring myself to explaining this one to him.
I hear on the loud speaker....
"Susie*, please come to Customer Service."
I R-A-C-E-D to Customer Service and another lady who was waiting in line said,
"Did you lose something?"
YES, a $100 check!
I asked her if she turned it in and she said another lady did. She was already gone.
I don't know who it was, but God, bless this person in a super-duper, huge, fabulous way!!
Truly a miracle!
I just wonder what would have happened if I had kept my $1.56 plates without paying for them.