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Okay, I am nearly bursting at the seams...
God led me to some special gifts for my new friend Robin. It was so fun to shop for her, just imagining her face as we bestow God's love on her.
Funny, some people you know really well are hard to shop for- you can look and look and never be quite satisfied with what you've found for them. However, I just knew in my heart what she'd like. I knew what would bless her. Isn't God cool!
I made it a priority to run errands on Wednesday, so I could offer her a ride home-instead of her taking the bus. And Thursday, my kids have a Bible club they go to, right in the path my Box Girl takes to get to the bus stop. So now we've gotten to know each other 3 times. Time two she was very quiet, I thought I might be annoying her or that she would rather just take the bus. BUT I know that satan is a liar and that he comes to steal, kill and destroy (God's plans)...so I pressed in past what seemed like a wall, trusting God to open her heart.
AND guess what!!
She let me take her for coffee (Starbucks!) before I brought her home. She was much more open and began to share her life with us (I had two kids in tow-my 17 year old and the 3 year old). I found out she is 29 and began to get glimpses into her heart, through how God led our conversations. Exciting stuff I tell you!
After we brought her home the three of us ran to a local shop and went Christmas shopping for her. We located 3 things we wanted to bless her with. I was so eager to just give them to her, I would have seriously drove back to her house and given them to her just then. I so want to see her face and to see how God uses this to draw her to Himself. (my Knight knew I was planning on doing this, he is much more of a generous giver than I have ever been. He encouraged me to go for it, as God led me.)
I instead used self control and decided that I should at least wrap her specially chosen gifts. I also want to give her a Christmas card (a picture of us) with her gifts. I am pondering when to give them. Should I do it today. Should I give them to her one at a time? Should I wait closer until Christmas?
So hard. What do you think?