So this afternoon she delivered our prize to our doorstep!
She gave us a that large tote, embellished with the words 'beach bums' and our last name on the other side (done with her snazzy gift from day seven!) and filled with fun beach toys, a very large beach towel, that super cute beach ball, and a case of Thomas Kemper Root Beer!
Thank you Delores, we feel so blessed!
But wait, there is more to this story:
Just yesterday (Monday) the boys and I went to Costco to pick up a few necessities. As we were wandering the aisles scouting for yummy samples Benjamin spied the cases of Thomas Kemper Root Beer. He pulled one of the cases off the stack and asked if we could get it. I hesitated for a minute, because I do love good root beer, but then told him "no, it's not in the budget". He put it back without saying anything, but I could see disappointment on his face. So much so that I almost wavered on my response. But I stuck firm and we walked away.
So today when Delores delivered our gift and I spied that case of root beer I almost started crying. I pointed it out to Ben and he almost started crying and then he hugged Delores about three times! In that moment I was able to share with Ben how God honors our obedience with blessings and that root beer was a blessing!!
Thank you Delores!
We will enjoy our prize and each time I sip from one of those root beers I will be reminded of how God honors our obedience.