Love with a capital L-O-V-E!
Here's the story. My dear husband sent me out to do a little gentle garage sale shopping. Nothing like I usually do each year with the children, just a little time out to relax and enjoy the morning. So sweet, I know! I took my son Luke with me to drive, to carry treasures if needed and just to keep me company.
At one particular sale there was the above pictured, beautiful pink and white baby quilt and crib set. It was only $10! I kept gravitating to it. I kept telling myself, my son, and the lady who owned the house how beautiful it was and that it was sheer craziness that I was even considering buying it, I mean I am not even pregnant! She did look at me like I was crazy, especially after I told her I already had nine children. ;-)
I surveyed the rest of the contents of the garage sale right from that spot. I didn't want to leave the quilt for some reason. Finally, my son says, 'let's go'. I told him I don't know what to do, it seems silly to buy it with my health, my age, me not even being pregnant! I mean, come on. Without a word, he pulls out his phone and hands it to me, implying to call dad.
I call Brian and tell him that I know I have some crazy ideas and that I was going to ask him a pretty 'out there' question. I am sure he braced himself. I prattled on like a nervous little girl. I knew how silly I must sound, to be asking permission to by this baby quilt. I almost didn't want to stop talking for fear I would have agreement on the other end of the phone that, yes, indeed I had flipped my lid.
Before I finished speaking I heard, "buy it".
"What, I said with a shaky voice."
"Just buy it. Your dreams are to have a baby girl, that is what is in your heart, so just buy it." "Even if we don't ever have a baby girl, there is always a grand baby, just buy it."
"Your dreams are worth far more than ten dollars!"
"Really??? Thank you so much, I love you", I say with tears streaming down my face.
"I love you, too"
So, if you have not guessed yet, that quilt is really acceptance and understanding! That quilt is a heart known and cherished and nurtured!
That baby quilt represents dreams shared!
That quilt is LOVE!
I would never refuse a bouquet of flowers, and He knows I would rather he not spend the money on them; this one time act of love, this one 'YES' was worth a lifetime of flowers!