Thursday, August 28, 2008

A Wii-God's Gift To Our Family

Today I received a fun text from my husband. He was in Dallas for a conference for techy people. He told me before he left that there would be some opportunities to win a Wii. Well, we have been wanting a Wii for a while, but truly couldn't afford that luxury right now. When he told me there would be some given away I told him that I would pray that we would win one. On the way to school in the mornings it is our practice to pray so on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings I prayed with the girls and at the end of my prayer I said something like this, "Lord, it would sure be fun to win a Wii. You are good no matter what and we will serve You no matter what. But, we sure would love to win a Wii. David's text today said, "I can't believe it. I won! Isn't God gracious. Luv u," and then just a moment later another one came that said, "OMG! I really won!" I got on the phone and called him and asked him if he was just kidding me and he assured me that he wasn't. Then I said, "do you know what OMG means?" because for one thing I couldn't believe that he was talking "text talk" to me, he just doesn't do that. He said, "oh my goodness?" and I said, well, to us it does, but to the rest of the world it is Oh my God" and then he said, "Well, I thought I should show some excitement and be expressive about this." If you know David you will know how funny that is. He can be sort of an Eeyore about even fun things and just is such a steady eddie about everything so he was trying to be more excited about something that should be exciting. I'm not sure if that makes sense, but what I wanted to tell you is that our good God, who is good no matter what, saw fit in His divine plan to allow us to win a Wii. "My boundary lines are drawn for me in pleasant places." I'm just saying....God is AWESOME all the time and we are humbled and blessed by this gift to our family. Just thought I'd share so that you will remember to ask God for the fun things in life too...He's good no matter what...but just maybe you will see Him work and then receive the desire of your heart just because He loves you so! He does, you know!!!
Celebrating His sweetness,
Jackie Sue

9 comments:

3girlsmom said...

Niiiiice. That'll be fun. You hafta get a Wii Fit because the hula hooping is hysterical.

Jaime said...

I just love when God answers the fun stuff! I believe if we paid attention more, we would realize that God is constantly answering our small fun stuff! Congrats on your Wii!!!

Love,
Jaime

Cassie - Homeschooling Four said...

Fun story.

Jared, Jen and Andon said...

That's awesome! And very cute how you call your husband steady Eddie! :) Love you! Jen

Luanne said...

I came across you via LPM's blog. I'm a fellow siesta! I enjoyed your blog. Oh, God loves to delight us with the little things--and to show Himself in big ways, through the little things that mean so much to our kids. God bless you and your family!

Girly said...

HAVE FUN! I just love all the little things that God cares about :)

Momofsix said...

What fun and what a blessing.
I loved that you even prayed for what is consider unnecessary thing. It is a wonderful example that we are to bring all things to HIM- in prayer.

I will look forward to photos of the family playing the Wii

Your Siesta
Angie

Girly said...

I left you a response to your comment on my blog. Sometimes I fail to be as clear as I think I am - thanks for asking :)

Happy Labor Day!

Julie said...

That's awesome!!!
We love our Wii!
We have the Wii Fit!
Enjoy!
Julie :)