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Monday, December 15, 2008

Our Christmas Angel

For the past several months we have been earnestly praying that Chris would be able to find a job where he would get a stable income and help us out of our current financial situation. Although he has had many interviews with various companies he has not been offered anything...but still we pray for help.

This morning we received an answer to our prayers. A gift was left on our doorstep by an anonymous person. I have no idea who left this gift. For all I know it could be someone who is reading this right now. To that person we thank you from the bottom of hearts. You will never no how much the gift is appreciated. I don't know why this person felt prompted to do this, but in our eyes you have become our family's Christmas Angel. Chris asked me how we can ever thank this person, since we don't know who it is and I told him that someday, when we are able, we will show our thanks and gratitude by doing this for a family in need. I guess that is the best that we can do. I am so thankful for a Heavenly Father that is ALWAYS mindful of our needs. While I hate that we are in the situation that we are in, I am humbled by this experience and look forward to the day that I can make a difference to someone else like this person has done for us. The chorus of a song (it is playing right now) has played in my mind over and over today and I feel like it fits my thoughts so well...

I believe there are angels among us,
sent down to us, from somewhere up above.
They come to you....and me....in our darkest hours,
To show us how to live, to teach us how to give.
To guide us with a light of love.

I am also reminded of a talk that was given this past conference by Jeffery R. Holland in which he states...
"May we all believe more readily in, and have more gratitude for, the Lord’s promise as contained in one of President Monson’s favorite scriptures: “I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, . . . my Spirit shall be in your [heart], and mine angels round about you, to bear you up.” In the process of praying for those angels to attend us, may we all try to be a little more angelic ourselves—with a kind word, a strong arm, a declaration of faith and “the covenant wherewith [we] have covenanted.”

So to my angel....wherever you are....I can only say one thing. Thank You.

15 comments:

Kayla said...

It is amazing how in the deepest hour of need, someone listens to the promptings of the spirit and comes through to answer someone elses prayer...you know if it I could've done it, it would have been me, but unfortunately it couldn't and someday you may find out who it was, but if not....that is the joy of service to others! You are loved Jenny, not just by your Christmas Angel!

Heidi Ashworth said...

Oh, yay! I'm so glad that happened to you!!!

Kirstin and Brett's Family said...

Nice to catch up on your blog... we've had some crazy weeks and I haven't been able to blog for about 3 of them... YIKES!! Hope all is well at your home. Cambria really wants to play with Ana! I just need to find T-I-M-E in my life; lately which we have had none!! ANd I see no hope in the future days to come. I don't know if this is REALLY the best time of year. Anyways, can't wait to see you guys soon and play games. We'll call.. Take care of your adoraeble family... GREAT PICS!! I'm jealous!

crystal said...

What a sweet, happy experience. Being the recipient of someone's prompt to serve deepens our commitment to serve others and lift each other up, I think. I'm glad you had this experience--sounds like it was a testimony builder.

Amy said...

Jenny, I am so happy for you guys, and like I told you, sometimes it's oh so hard to be the recipient of help instead of the giver, but a lot of times I think that is the trial. I truly am so grateful for you guys and your friendship and if there's anything we can do, PLEASE let us know. We love you guys!

HollySteffen said...

i'm seriously tearing up over here!

that is beyond amazing. some people are really intune with the spirit and they really follow the promptings. what a great way to show the love of the savior.

=] i'm happy for you!

BreAnn said...

I'm so happy that someone is looking out for you! And I wish you all the best in the future! My hubby was out of a job the first four months we were married so i know how rough it can be.

Donna said...

There really are angels among us! We love you guys and so do the "Angels"! We had someone do us a huge favor once, a co-worker of Steve's. And when we asked how we could thank him, he said, someday do it for someone else. I'm still looking forward to that day when I can do something big like that for someone else, but in the meantime, I always remember how I felt when I found out what he was doing and try to use that in my day to day activities as well. I know you already do that though! Love you guys!

triestep said...

Thanks for sharing your story...it is true that there are "angels" among us. Heavenly Father usually answers our prayers through others...it makes me want to make sure that I am in the right frame of mind to pick up on any spiritual nudges for others that are in need during this season. I know my bishop really knew that we needed some help last season even when we didn't realize it ourselves.

RBS said...

My sweet little child, what a tremendous experience you have had and it is so important that you share and let others feel of your sweet spirit and gratitude for a loving father and those that listen to his promptings. I too want you to know that he lives and loves and knows you personally. I am so grateful that you have been a recipient of this miracle. May I also add my thanks to all the special spirits that listen to his promptings and then act on them. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Mother of Jenny

Noelle said...

I'll comment...you've given me my reason to cry for the day. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful story!

Love you!

Noelle

Court n Chad said...

Thanks for sharing your story. This is what Christmas is all about, and it is good to be reminded. You are such a deserving family, and I am so happy that you were able to receive such a blessing. You are very loved, my friend.

Super Angie said...

Yea for super neighbors, friends, strangers who just happen to follow a prompting to change someone's life.

*HUGS*
Love you super Jenny!

sadie said...

doesn't it just melt your heart the kinds of miracles our heavenly father blesses us with? the same thing happened to us a couple of years ago, it just makes you so mindful of others and softens your heart, we are all so bless and i am so grateful for your prayers being answered, i hope the holidays continue to be great for your family :) i love you jenny!

Tara said...

Oh Jen,
I am so thankful that you have a Christmas Angel!! I wish we could do more for you too!!
We love you!
Thanks for all the awesome pics! I saw the one one your mom's blog, but it is fun to see so many, they turned out great!
hugs and kisses!!