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Friday, June 5, 2009

A blessing!

A little background to this story:

When my two children were born they both wore special coming home outfits.  They were beautiful and soft, both with smocking and very delicate.   I wanted to find Ava something similar.  Something special to mark her coming home to her forever family.   

I searched high and low and came across a beautiful lady by the name of Sandy.  I love the detail and thought that goes into each of her dresses.  Sandy is a believer and while she is making Ava's dress she is praying over our sweet girl.   WOW!  I love that.   I chose a soft lilac color.  A slip is also being made---complete with one of our favorite monogrammed bible verses.   I can't wait to see the final product.  

This morning, I received the following email from Sandy:

Kara - 
 
Just wanted to touch base with you and tell you that I am still working on Ava's coming home outfit. I was "sick unto death" for about a week, and got behind on stuff - but I am back to the land of the living. 
 
I was sitting here tonight, and it occurred to me that I had not caught up on your blog in a while, so I pulled it up and started reading. About halfway down the page, I froze. If there was ever a doubt that this dress was a divine appointment for me - trust me - there is no doubt. 
 
My private label is named "Nana's Heart" in memory of my Mama - who passed away Feb. 12, 2005. Her absolute...no question about it...always gave the same answer to the question, "what is your favorite song" was 
His Eye is on the Sparrow. It was one of only two songs sung at her funeral, and it brings me comfort as no other song does. Hardly a day goes by that I don't hum at least a little of it. My favorite piano solo is an arrangement of it, and I am often asked to play it, because "it comes straight from the center of my heart" (my good friend told me that, and it was one of the best compliments I have ever received!)
 
Now I know that someone might argue that it is a popular song, and has had sort of a resurgence in recent years as some young Christian artists have performed it - it's probably also the favorite song of many people. But a baby's nursery done in sparrows? Please...that is a first for me. Mama would just go nuts over that. I wish I had thought of it!!!! I do 
not believe in coincidences, and I felt a little tap on my shoulder from my Heavenly Father as I read that blog entry. 
 
Sorry this is so sappy - probably a sign that I should just go to bed! Anyway - just know that I haven't forgotten you - and yours. I have a couple of little index cards with "Ava" written on them stuck where I can see them often. I'm going to go pencil in the new court date - so I can lift up that day in prayer! And because I just 
know that the Lord is going to expedite things - I better get to smocking and praying FAST so that little one will have her dress in plenty of time.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
In Christ,
Sandy


Incredible, huh?  Another amazing gift sent to me from God.  I too, do not believe in coincidences, I believe God knew that I NEEDED this email, today!  Thank you Sandy for blessing little Ava and for being open to share your heart.  

Blessings!
K

1 comment:

Debi said...

AWESOME!!!
Just can't wait to see sweet Ava in the dress that I know will fit perfect. What a wonderful woman you found. How did you find out about her? How good God is to bring encouragement and confirmation when we need it most.
Praying and beliving God that your precious sparrow will be in the nest soon.
Love and hugs and prayers,
Debi