Friday Letters & Winners!

10/19/2012

Dear Friends, I'm going to get a little serious for a second and tell you a story from last night because it's been weighing heavy on my heart. I truly believe that people and moments are put in your life for a reason and for us it happened last night. Last night Justin and I went furniture shopping with my parents. Our first stop of the night was Ashley's Furniture. As soon as we walked in we were immediately greeted by a sales woman, but she wasn't the typical pushy one you usually see first thing. She was different. She was sweet, kind and had a southern twang when she spoke. As we continued to browse around she began opening up to us little by little through casual conversation. As the night progressed we ended up finding the couch set that my parents loved so we sat in it for awhile and she began to tell us her story. Christmas 2010 her only daughter was in a nearly, fatal car accident. She had severe damage to her entire body and the only thing that saved her life was no brain injuries. As she sat there day by day, week by week watching her daughter lay there she began to pray. She asked God to heal her daughter and for him to let her beat the odds. Let me just tell you, long story short... God is good. Not only did he heal her daughter but he also helped her beat all the odds. She beat one of the biggest. They told her daughter that she would never be able to have children, that it was nearly impossible. February of the following year she felt her stomach kick. She was pregnant with a beautiful baby. God came through for her family. She prayed and he answered them. Everything happens in life for a reason. We might never know why or the reason but God has a plan. He knows what is best and he has our best interest at heart. My family and I sat there in tears in the middle of the furniture store listening to this woman's beautiful and uplifting story. She had the most positive outlook on life. She spoke to all of us in such a way, that we all left amazed. They named the baby Grace because by the, "Grace of God" she was able to be born. When people tell you there is no such thing as God, or miracles don't exist it's because they have never witnessed or experienced a miracle. God spoke to me last night through her and it has truly opened my heart. I need to have a new outlook on life and truly live each day as if it were my last. I'm so thankful that God put her in our lives last night to share her amazing story. 


Dear WINNERS, be excited! Drum roll please...
Will Stephanie Wolfe {The Vintage Modern Bride} and Jennifer Coppock please contact me for details! Thanks to everyone who entered! More in the future! :) 
Email: msbglauren09@aol.com


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14 comments :

  1. Wow! That is all know to say! Amazing story!

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  2. what a touching story! God is SO good. and yay i won the boot warmers :) just email me whatever you need me to send (stephanie.wolfe@thevintagemodernwife.com) :)

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  3. Such a wonderful story! And perfect timing for you to share as I'm getting ready to celebrate one of God's miracles on Sunday :-)

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  4. wow!! that is such a touching story!!!

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  5. That's such a wonderful story :)

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  6. Hi Lauren! I'm coming over from the link-up. This is such a beautiful story, and it's so encouraging to be ever reminded of God's grace and power. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Lauren, that is SUCH an inspirational story. So glad you shared it. I 100% believe that God knows what He is doing, even when we don't have a clue. I have been learning that so much in my own life lately, so this was a big encouragement to me!

    Emily from www.newlywedmoments.blogspot.com

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  8. I have the chills!! What an amazing story! And such a faithful family. My heart is so full and I'm so happy for them! Thank you for sharing this story!!

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  9. What a sweet story!!! Oh, girl, thank you for that, I really needed to hear that tonight!! God is GOOD!! :)

    xo

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  10. Beautiful story! I loved that she named her baby Grace, sooo sweet and lovely. =)

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  11. Awesome story!! Thanks for sharing.

    God does have a plan. We just have to trust him and ALWAYS keep him first because he does know what's best for us. GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME!!! I am sooo glad I am a Christian. I don't know how people live without him!?!

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  12. thats an awesome story, God IS so good!!!!

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