The world wide web is indeed a wonderful place, friendships are formed and kindness is shown.
I have recently been shown the greatest kindness. It really just blows my mind. Let me tell you. After my my blog post where I shared my struggles and my grieving. Barbara from Praying For Grace sent me the most beautiful handmade rosary that she made just for me with Thomas in mind!! Isn't it beautiful? I am touched beyond words that she thought of me and cared and wow! Just wow! I hope I get to meet Barbara in person someday.
The next kindness shown is equally as touching. Elizabeth Foss is putting on a burn out workshop called Restore. We have had an incredible year. We bought a fixer upper house that we have been updating and remodeling. We moved into the fixer upper house while I was 6 months pregnant. I gave birth to sweet Thomas via C-section and lost him 18 hours later. We jumped right back into school two weeks later. Shortly after Christmas I felt my self starting to sink, by the end of February I felt like I couldn't do or handle another thing. Life was overwhelming, I was fried.
I had read about the Restore workshop and saw the opportunity to win a spot for the workshop on Sarah and Ginny's blog. I entered hoping I would win. I was tempted to tell Terry about the workshop. I'm sure he would have allowed me to participate but I just couldn't justify spending the money at this time. We are trying to get this farm up and running. (When we moved from Florida we sold all of our farm equipment so we are starting from scratch.) So, when I entered I sent up a prayer and said "Lord, if you want me to do this and to hear this, please make it happen! I really feel like I need some sort of help!!" Well, I didn't win. I was bummed.
Well this week!! This week, four weeks after the workshop has started out of the blue I go and check my blog stats. (I haven't done this in months.) On the referral list was the website for the workshop. I click it and voila, I'm in the workshop! I see my name listed as one of the attendees. What?!!!?? I get in touch with the ladies at Restore and find out that someone had bought me a spot!!! They tried to get in touch with me but the email kept bouncing back. That someone is an anonymous friend!!! :o)) When I read that someone did that for me I started bawling. My kids all asked if I was okay? It was crazy! Again, my mind is BLOWN!! Who are you??? I am so very very touched. Please know anonymous friend I am forever grateful, I wish I could give you a big hug!! Thank you!! The mystery will be solved in heaven! I pray for you daily friend!!
God wants me to do this workshop. I also know that prayer, praying the rosary and begging the intercession of our Blessed Mother is also God's plan for my healing. Not a doubt in my mind.