I hope that YOUR Monday was as eventful as MY Monday was, since it contained a huge fat surprise around lunchtime. 🙂
For those of you that do not follow our Welcoming House Page over on Facebook, I share on Saturday how absolutely horrible my Saturday was. Just as I was putting in the cake batter for my daughter’s birthday cake, the element in my oven went into crazy fireworks and blew the whole stove out of commission. Three hours of running around trying to get her cake made, only to have it end horribly (burnt on one side and raw on the other)…then to have a dear friend step in and offer to make a cake…..trying to clean house and forget about making bread because I had no way to make anything……
Well, you can imagine.
And honestly, I tried not to think past the party that evening….until we all woke up Sunday without our standard Cinnamon rolls that everyone looks forward to. I wanted to go back to bed I was so depressed, because a new stove was simply out of our savings reach right now.
I pulled myself up by my Â bootstraps and was ready to blog about creatively using other appliances to bake bread (and probably still will this week), but came home to this after lessons away on Monday:
The precious family I have met me at the door and sang a full, off-key version of “Happy Whatever day to you, Happy Whatever day to YOU, Happy Whatever Day dear Mommmmmmmmmmmmmy, Happy Whatever Day to youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.”. I am sure I looked rather confused, until I stepped through the dining room (dragged by small children would be more exact) and found THIS gracing my kitchen.
And then…well, then I was a mess for about ten minutes as I sat on the floor and cried, running my hands over it. My husband’s sweet grandmother heard about the incident with the stove, and called my husband saying “Anyone who uses a stove as much as Heather does can NOT go without one for three months!!!”.
Best. Gift. Ever.
I have always wanted a black stove; have never, in 16 years of marriage, owned a new stove. SO, with all the drama, all the struggle, all the plans and ideas I had to teach you how to be creative when an appliance goes ka-put—well, let’s just say I am thankful that I am going to be teaching it without all the pressure of trying to feed my hungry family at the same time.
May the Lord bless you and keep you too, this week. May you have a wonderful, blessed surprise that you have been praying for…a need that gets met when you very least expect it.
And just when you get to the place you are ready to give up, pull the covers back over your head and pretend it is NOT Monday, jump up, because you never know what a Monday will bring.
Blessings and love to you all,
Awwwww, that is so awesome! God bless Grandmothers AND their wisdom AND their Kind Hearts! Happy for you!
Wow, what a wonderful birthday surprise for you! Nobody wanted to miss out on a week of cinnamon rolls! 🙂
and the best part is, my birthday is six months away! 🙂
Awesome! This brought tears to my eyes. What an amazing gift from God you have in your life, not just the stove but the family that does thins like this.
And it’s so pretty!!
Have fun cooking and baking.
Congratulations Heather. How sweet of your Grandmother to not only realize how much you need this but to be able to give you this fabulous gift. She is right. You cannot go 3 months without a stove. They might have to commit you after that. lol
Happy Monday, Heather! WOW that is so incredibly awesome. What a true blessing you have in your hubby’s grandmother. I had to do my Thanksgiving gravy over the outdoor barbecue two years ago because my stovetop was out… not fun. Appliances always seem to have the best timing for when they decide to go out. Glad you didn’t have to wait 3 months. 🙂
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Heather, I’m so happy for you. I saw this on your facebook page yesterday and just wanted to say Congrats. More than that though. I know you. I know you are a blessing to everyone you meet. I know the dear Lord says “It is better to give than to receive.” I know you are a giver in all you do. Sometimes when you actually are on the receiving end you don’t know how to take it. I know you Heather. You are one of the most kind, gentle spirited woman I know. When I have needed help blogging you have ALWAYS been there. I am so happy your grandma in love bought this for you. If I were living right next to you and I had the money I would have done the same thing for you. Love you always!
Oh Heather how wonderful for you and your family! I am so happy for you. what a wonderful gift. God blesses us in so many ways He uses others to do this. God bless and keep you and your family and most especially Grandma June.
And every woman who does as much with her domestic skills as you do clearly deserves a new stove!
Total and complete, unexpected blessing.
You are right, God bless Grandma June. <3
Blessing to you too,
Aw, this gave me goose bumps. What a kind, caring, giving, generous thing for her to do for you. What a true blessing! Thank you for sharing this kindness with us and enjoy that new stove!
I just love your blog. I just had to say that. For so many reasons. Thank you <3
Shelley, if it were not like wonderful folks like you who love to read it, I would have given up long ago. 🙂 Thank you for the sweet encouragement. God bless you!