THE ORANGE CHAIR
Many people know that I LOVE parties! And I LOVE the details in a party. I do realize that the details are probably more for me than Lindsay because she is so easily pleased.
After Lindsay decided on “rainbow gumball” theme (ha ha), I had an idea that it would be cute to have little chairs for each kid in the colors of the rainbow. I only had 1 red chair, but my mom just happened to have yellow, green, blue, and purple. That meant I only needed 1 orange chair. I called about 6 stores—and they didn’t have ANY (let alone orange). I posted a want ad for ANY color and thought I could just spray paint it. Again, nothing.
Then, 2 days before the party, and still no chair, I said a little prayer telling Heavenly Father that I knew it shouldn’t be a big deal, but it was something that was important to me and to please help me find an orange chair.
That night at Relief Society, I was visiting with 3 friends and I had a feeling to ask if by any chance they had a red chair I could borrow (I had the thought that if someone had a red chair, I could paint my red chair orange). My friend Camie said, “I don’t have a red chair, but I have one that I spray painted orange.”
I know that this story may not seem like a big deal, but it was just a little blessing to me to know that Heavenly Father was listening to my prayer and that he loves me.
THE POWER OUTAGE
The day before Lindsay’s party, I had a bunch of unexpected things come up that took away from me working on Lindsay’s party. I started doing the prep work around 9:00 at night—which is normally my bed time. At 11:30, I was so tired I decided to go to bed, then wake up early the next day. As I got in bed, I had a strong feeling that I needed to go finish. So, I got up, made cupcakes, frosting, a cake, jello, and charged the battery to the camera.
The next morning when I woke up, the power was OUT! And it didn’t come back on until an hour before the party! I felt so blessed that I had had that prompting to finish because if I hadn’t, nothing would have been done in time for the party! I’m so thankful for a Heavenly Father that is mindful of me, and the little things that are important to me.