Sunday, January 16, 2011

Answers to Prayers

Just yesterday I was sitting and talking to Eric and he looked at me and said, "Where is your diamond?"
I looked down at my engagement ring and was staring at it in disbelief. The center stone broke off and was missing. We began to search everywhere for the missing diamond. We searched and searched for it, trying to think if I had banged it somewhere on something. We could not find it.
That night we were saying our family prayers and I asked Alex to say a prayer that we would find the diamond. He included it in his prayer, and I really was lacking faith. I thought that it was impossible for us to find. I thought that the only way for us to get the ring back the way it was before was to buy a new stone.
I have to admit that I had been short with the kids and not very pleasant to be around. We were getting ready for church and Levi had been crying and so I picked him up ready to nurse him, but after a few minutes he was content and so I went to set him down on his playmat. I looked down and there was my diamond. I could not believe it. It was as if someone was forcing my eyes to look at a certain spot. There it was laying right there.
The miracle happened and a prayer was answered. I do have a testimony that prayers are answered and that the Lord is in the details of our lives. He didn't have to answer my prayers to find the diamond, but he did because he knew that it was important to me. We stopped right them and offered a prayer of gratitude to Heavenly Father for answering our prayers. I learned a valuable lesson that day, to never think that nothing is impossible with the Lord's help. It was truly a lesson that I needed to learn and a powerful one that taught Alex (and me) that Heavenly Father does hear and answer prayers.


4Girls4Me said...

Beautiful. I couldn't agree more. I'm so glad that you found your diamond! I loved talking to you today. You coming to our family was definitely an answer to prayers. :) Love You!!

mmnevill said...

First of all, that's awesome - I recently had a prayer directly answered, and it was so in-my-face that I could barely believe it!

Second of all, Addison has been going on and on about Alex's floating house, and how much she wants to go visit and and live on it and how it will be ok with Alex's mommy if we go play on it. Do you have a houseboat?! I am very curious as to how Addie got that idea from Alex's All About Me project!

Science Teacher Mommy said...

Kids are the best!