Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Elusve Purse


Today. I. Lost. My. Purse.



My first errand of the day was to run into Michaels and get a punch I have been wanting with my 40% off coupon. I added a few more things, went through check-out, parked my basket, and went to my car where I tossed my sack of purchases onto the passenger seat.

As I pulled up to my second errand of the day, I reached over to grab my purse......and it wasn't there. I searched the car....and nothing.

It was at this point I began imagining that people were already at my home, knowing it was empty, robbing me, etc. I thought about having to replace everything in my wallet--driver's license, my cards, etc. and I panicked!!

I began to pray--I begged the Lord for it to be back at Michaels some place. I prayed earnestly all the way back.

I first checked the carts--not there. I went to one of the checkers and she didn't know anything about a purse being turned in.


She sent me to another checker. I was still praying, but was getting more rattled as the moments passed.

The second checker said yes a purse was found in an empty basket and she asked me to describe it for her. I immediately said, "It is multicolored with polka dots."

She looked at me strangely, but held up my purse.


I thanked her profusely, thanked the Lord over and over and went on my way rejoicing!

I learned that my brain doesn't work too well under pressure...(well, actually it doesn't work too well anytime!!) and how I ever left my purse in that cart, I will never figure out. (I had taken my car keys out of the purse, obviously, since I was able to drive the car to errand two)

The lesson here is for me pay attention more closely to my actions. I still cannot believe that I left my purse in that basket! I am so grateful that the Lord looked after this old lady in my real hour of need!! I'm just praising him with a smile on my face all afternoon! Wonderful ending to
my carelessness! Thank you, Lord!!

4 comments:

sister sheri said...

Thank you, Jesus! Stripes... polka dots... what's the difference? You got your purse back... Thank the Lord!

Anonymous said...

POLKA DOTS ON THE PURSE!!! I love stories like this because it reminds me "I am not the ONLY one" who does things like this!

Purses, Keys and Sunglasses. I spend half my life looking for one or all of these.

Glad you had a HAPPY ENDING!!!

ELS

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

We all have moments like this...

http://rlambright.blogspot.com/2008/05/if-i-only-had-brain.html

glad you found your purse

blessings
Robin

Technonana said...

I soo understand your anxiety over misplacing your purse.. after all our 'lives' are in our purses!!