Hope came to visit me where I work at The First Academy in Orlando, FL. Below is how I remember this incredible blessing – what a surprise – what a day!!! I had no idea who “12-Ordinary Women” were . . . God is so so so Good! He sends angels at just the right time, situations that could only be HIS doing, and timing that is impeccable that puts a smile on my face of “why in the world do I ever question or worry!”
October 26th, 2016 will be a day I always remember! “Hope” came by my office at the end of the day. I don’t think that’s her name . . . however, she definitely gave me Hope and now I understand the name, quite clever I walk outside to meet her and she explained she has been trying to find me for 3 weeks (I’m busy with my active kids/schedule) … “hummmm why is that I wonder?” She then tells me that there are some people who wanted to give me a blessing. She is holding an envelope. “What?! How can this be??!!” My eyes are getting teary and I must have looked so shocked and confused! She said “they” know what I’m going through and see my faithfulness and wanted to give this to you as encouragement (an envelope). I was stunned. I didn’t know what to say or how to respond. I just felt so grateful and actually quite awkward at the same time that someone thought of me?! She said they would like to bless you and they wanted me to give you this envelope! She said she was told that I have people praying for me and God loves me. She didn’t know what was in the envelope, she was just asked to deliver it. Then she asked if she could pray for me. I began weeping. I couldn’t even open the card in front of her. I was just stunned. I was trying to keep it together since I was at work. I thanked her and hugged her and then took the envelope and went straight to the bathroom! I couldn’t get there fast enough and I stayed there crying as I opened the beautiful card from 12- Ordinary Women, with encouraging words and a monetary gift that was truly heaven sent! His goodness and timing are incredible! For I had been praying so much for my boys and just recently, probably about 1 month or so before Hope came by my office, asked God for specific guidance on what He wants me to do and for help with my financial situation . . . and look what was delivered! Words cannot even come close to how grateful and in Awe I am of our Loving Lord! And how thankful I am to you all! I keep pinching myself and saying did this really just happen?! Your ministry is awesome!!! I don’t know why I would be picked, but I am learning not to question, be grateful, and seek His will on what He wants me to learn and do. One day I’d love to pay it forward to others or make the delivery. Until then, I will continue to pray for all you do and all those lives you touch. Many Many Thanks and Big Hugs to whomever you are out there!!!