I heard from my husband this morning, and his R&R date was moved yet again. I went into pout mode and felt as if my day had been ruined. But instead what I received was not necessarily bad news but a message.
I went to get my car washed and it was just one of the many "chores" I had to get done, while I sat waiting, this heavy set Italian man walked in.He started to make small talk with me and I was having a hard time taking him seriously. He was talking about how he bought all the girls that worked for him gift cards and so on. We went on to discuss a good gift for my dad, a live DVD concert, (which is a great idea by the way) and then my husband came up. As i said earlier I was fuming from the recent news, but what this man said to me was exactly what I needed to hear.
"You know God puts us only where we need to be, I know its a hard situation to have your husband in a war zone but he is there for a reason and we just need to thank God for all the blessings we have in our lives."
What this heavy set Italian man did and said not only improved my day but made me thank God for all the blessings he has given me in this life. My husband is there for a reason, he wont be here to celebrate Little A's first birthday, but for reasons unknown, he will be exactly where he needs to be. I can be sad but I also need to thank God for being such a faithful God and providing for me more than I can ever deserve.
I do believe that I went to get my car washed at the same time as the Italian Man for a reason, God talks to us in many different ways, many different hours, and what I needed to be reminded of just came to me in a heavy set Italian Man.