So yesterday after I dropped Jeffrey at preschool I started running my errands. But I was a bit overwhelmed with everything "on my list". As I was driving around, I thought I should go to Goodwill.
Now understand that that is only a thought from God, because I can not stand going to Goodwill. Not only to I never find anything there, but the organization drives me nuts. So I dismissed the thought of course. Only to continue to be "bugged".
Then, of course, I have a bag of stuff to be dropped off at Goodwill - that's why I'm thinking I need to go there! I dropped the stuff off and the thought was complete.
I headed off to the mall to buy my favorite jeans, get Mike's glasses fixed and look for some brown heels for the Fall.
Shoes: on sale, sort of felt good, still $70 - no check!
Errand were now all done and I still had an hour before I had to pick up Jeffrey. What should I do?
Go to Goodwill.
I started arguing with God. I never find anything there. It is full of germs. What a waste of time. Morgan is too fussy.
Okay, fine, but I'm gonna show you that it is not worth going there.
Did I really think I could show God something???
I walked in and headed right back for the shoes. The ones that are always worn, grandma like, or hoochy-mama and never in my size (because I might be persuaded to wear the hoochy-mama ones). There was a whole rack of brown, pointy-toed, kitten heel shoes. Brand new, never been worn. And in my size. $4.99.
Fine. You'd think my attitude was softened, but oh how I hate to be wrong!
So we found shoes, great, God, but clothes are a whole different matter. I mean look, they are organized by color! Not size. And a silk shirt is right next to a halter top that reads "I am just that sexy!" I won't find anything in there!
Oh how God loves me so much to break my hard little heart and bring me to my knees.
Twenty minutes later and only $35 poorer, this is what I walked out of the store with:
Thank you God, for not giving up on me. you are so GOOD!!!
1 pair of brown pointy-toed, kitten-heel shoes
1 tan trench-coat by Nicole Miller
1 yellow Izod sweater
1 off-white corduroy button down shirt from Eddie Bauer
1 black and white flouncy dress shirt
1 printed t-shirt from Talbots (that I wanted, but refused to pay $20 on sale three months ago - it was $1.99)
1 bag of cookie-cutters for the preschool.