It had been a busy and rough two weeks! Emotionally and physically! Two of our friends had passed away and there had not been enough Advil in TX to relieve me of pain from my leg! Who knew that there is a cyst called Bakers Cyst that appears behind your knee cap and wouldn’t you know that apparently it is named after a person not from people who stand up baking for Hours a day! But apparently that is what has caused the pain that has caused me to sit for long periods of time on frozen bags of peas and corn! Truly I have been so blessed with good health and Have not been used to having physical pain other than tired feet from shopping or trying to diet to get baby fat (which at 72 I’m still trying) off of me! But this last month had me down emotionally and physically! After two funerals of these precious friends in less than a week apart, I was spent! On Saturday Randy and I had to get out to run errands (why do they call it run when no one actually runs to do them). We “car” errands! But on the way to order randy new computer glasses, I told him that I wanted a key lime pie like the one I had bought for a friend this week! That pie had been on my mind all week! I had gone to Costco to pick up some food for the family that had lost a very much loved member and when I had seen the pie in the bakery section of Costco, I picked one up to take to them! It looked delicious! So this past Saturday we headed to Costco to see if they had any key lime pies left! Costco was crazy. So many people there you had to wait at end of aisle sometimes just to go down it! As RAndy and I pushed our cart back towards the bakery dept, I told him “oh I hope they still have some of the pies! But with this many people here I bet they are all gone! Especially after being here since last Saturday when I first saw them!” So as fast as my little chubby legs would take me (and walking like I was 100 years old because of my knee) I spotted the cold case that holds the pies! Lo and behold, looking down into the cold chest holding lemon cupcakes with cream cheese frosting was ONE key lime pie. Sitting all by itself beside all the cupcakes! I grabbed it and held in for dear life! You would have thought I was at KMart grabbing the last item on their blue light specials! (If you are younger than 60 you probably have no idea what a blue light special is!)
As we got to the car, I realized that this is one of those little blessings that God in His goodness gives to us! Is it just a key lime pie, of course it is, but to me it was one of the times that He shows us personally how much He loves and cares for us! He knew the hurt of the last two weeks! He hears our hearts when we are needing a sense of His presence and He loves to show us that no matter what , He is always there. When days are hard and life throws us unexpected trials that cause us pain, God can show up even in a refrigerated case with a key lime pie! It was one of the times when I walked away thinking “He saved it just for me”. Thank you Lord for the Sonshine you bless our lives with when we are down and discouraged! To God Be The Glory!
Psalm 81:16 “but I would feed you with the best of foods. I will satisfy you with wild honey from the rock” ……
And sometimes a key lime pie!