Today's Memorial Box Monday story just happened over the weekend. My birthday was on Saturday and unbeknown to me, my husband Joel had been wanting to find me my own Memorial Box since I started sharing about Linny's Memorial Box Monday posts at A Place Called Simplicity. We wanted our own place to help remind us of God's grace and love in our lives.
As I have written before I will be having surgery for uterine cancer, actually tomorrow morning, and our days have been busy with preparing mentally, physically, and spiritually for this major event. Due to my reactions to chemicals and other health issues, it will be a bit more challenging. (Although nothing is too challenging for our God!) Joel had been looking for something to purchase for our "memories and reminders" but nothing had come up in the short amount of time he had to look. We knew it would need to be something older that was "outgassed" of any chemical smells. Last Thursday he was going to go to one more second hand shop, and as he was driving he prayed for God to help him find just the right Memorial Box for my birthday. Shortly after he saw a sign for a new consignment shop and followed the directions to get there. Inside he found not only 1 but 2 beautiful glass 3o inch high cupboards with glass doors that would make perfect Memorial Boxes. AND to top it off, they did NOT have any fragrance or wood finish smells that I would react to!! Much to his delight he was able to purchase it for only $35.00. I was so surprised and happy when I received this special gift from a loving husband and gracious God. He is definitely in the details of our lives.
I just had to share a photo of my very first memorial Box and the extra meaning behind it. Not only did God answer Joel's urgent prayers for this seemingly small request, He reminded us once again that he will also answer our prayers for my surgery and recovery. I look forward to filling this box with old reminders and new memories of God's goodness and grace in the years to come!