Saturday, April 05, 2008


Please insert your BEST Mary Poppins voice into that know, where her head is down inside her carpet bag, searching for her tape measure? And when she finds it, she does this sing-songy thing with her voice...go watch the movie, you'll know what I'm talking about. Don't have it? Rent it, then watch it.


Folks, you are now about to witness the power of prayer, in the smallest of instances. Last week, I wrote about some Real and Fake emergencies at the Ax Family Headquarters. One of those emergencies was that I'd lost a necklace, given to me by my mother over 9 years ago. I posted about it here, because quite frankly, no one seemed near as upset about it as I was, and I wanted to whine about it, then let it go and not obsess over finding it. Several of my wonderful blog friends sent "find your necklace" thoughts and prayers.

I've FOUND my necklace!!!

I don't know why...I went into that bathroom, the one we don't use because it's all torn to pieces right now, and opened the window...I seriously have no CLUE why I did it, as I've done it about a hundred times already, looking for this necklace. But I did it again. Maybe because the sun is actually shining for once this year, and I thought maybe I'd see a glimpse of gold sparkling on the ground below? Who knows.

I stuck my head out the window (no screen...told ya it was all torn to pieces), and looked below, saw nothing, and started to bring my head back into the house...when BAM!!!

I turned my head ever-so-slightly to the left, and there. it. was. Sitting right on the edge of the windowsill (outside), as though God Himself had laid it there (along with a few other pieces of jewelry I didn't even realize were missing). So, it has a couple knots in the chain. But c' miraculous is that?? It's been raining cats and dogs here for the last week and a half! And yet my necklace is still sitting there, plain as day, when I've looked there a gazillion times?

Rejoice this weekend friends. Rejoice in the small miracles that happen everyday. God is good.


mommyof2 said...

So glad you found it. I would have been just as upset as the one I received is just as precious today as it was the day I received it.

Lisa said...

Wow! I am speechless (and that's a genuine rarity!) I am doing my very best and most embarrassing happy dance that you found your necklace!! What a good feeling!!

Elizabeth said...

Excellent news! Can you send some of those vibes this way so I can find a missing earring? :) Will you be wearing the necklace now or tucking it somewhere safe?

Ness said...

I TOLD ya St. Anthony HAPPY you found it! I kept the candle burnin' for your necklace.

I find it hard to believe all the deluge of rain didn't wash it away but then our God is an AWESOME God!

Doing the happy dance for you but will do it better tomorrow as we just got home since being gone since 5 a.m. buying Michael's dress uniform at Ft. Campbell, KY. Those little buggers are expensive! But he's so worth it. Had a combo Happy Birthday/Happy Retirement for Roger tonight in Marion, IL at Cracker Barrel and a good time was had by all. We left there about 8 p.m. and got home about 45 min. ago. Wanted to check on you and the babe and the necklace before I went to bed.

I'll do a better happy dance in the morning-PROMISE!!!!