Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Snug In Their Beds

I got an email from the pastor up in Oshkosh who partnered with Safe Families to care for the mom. Saturday went wonderfully! The mom ended up with....ready for the list?
  • 4 beds
  • linens for each bed, including new comforters
  • two desk
  • three dressers
  • three bookshelves
  • brand new kitchen table with chairs
  • pack-n-play
  • several end tables
  • pots and pans galore
  • microwave
  • toaster
  • dishes
  • glasses
  • pot holders and kitchen towells
  • cleaning supplies to last 1/2 a year
  • a stocked pantry
  • gift cards for Christmas gifts
  • wrapping paper and tape - so mom can wrap her kids' presents
The furniture was set up Saturday - but the water had been turned off due to an accident that happened Friday night. But Pastor Mike got a call from the mom who said, "We just don't want to leave our new home. Can we stay even without the water?"

Pastor Mike drove over to officially give mom the keys and found all 4 kiddos sung in their beds. Fast asleep. Warm, comfortable, content. Even without water, this family wanted to stay here...in their new home.

How often do I fall onto my bed and not even think once how grateful I should be for having a comfortable bed with clean sheets and multiple blankets! How often do I send grumpy kids to bed, whining and complaining that they HAVE to go to their beds! A bed. Seems so insignificant to most of us. When was the last time you actually got on your knees and thanked God for your bed?

I guess we would if we had to go without one.

Saturday night, 4 kiddos and a mom were "snug in their beds". Praise God!

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