Thursday, November 18, 2010

And The Story Continues...

You may remember the story about the fire that happened at the farm where I just bought 3 new goats. If not, refresh your memory here
http://americanwayfarm.blogspot.com/2010/10/im-thankful-for-small-things.html

I was thinking that this family is trying to rebuild their business as well as their lives and lost quite a few goats in the fire. So I contacted them to see if they wanted to buy some of my goats, since I had purchased 5 of my does from their farm (the 3 new ones and 2 others that are currently milking). So I whipped off an email to them. I got a call 1st thing the next morning. Whether you believe in God, or a higher power, or just the alignment of the stars, you have to admit this is just way beyond mere coincidence. Personally, I'm going with God! They want all 7 of my does.

Ok, so now I've got goosebumps just thinking about all the "coincidences" that had to be orchestrated to bring this all about. Originally I was looking to buy just 2 new does and I wanted ones that were of breeding age. I called this lady because I had gotten goats there before and were pleased with them. I sent her a check for 2 of the 3 she had available, then called her back a week later to say I'd take the 3rd one, and I didn't know why at the time. I had decided to sell 2 of my other goats and the woman who had wanted to buy them never sent me a deposit and now I can't get in touch with her to ask if she still wants them. Then I was supposed to pick the new ones up at the end of October but for some reason, which rarely happens in my profession as a massage therapist, all of my appointments on a certain day rescheduled, leaving me with an unexpected, rare, and unplanned day off. So all things considered I have 7 does available that will help this family get back in the cheese business. And to add to that, my email went to her spam folder. She said she never checks there but for some reason found herself in there that night.

Somehow, knowing that I'm helping God help this family eases the heartache of parting with these loud, obnoxious, opinionated creatures that have totally enchanted my heart. And I know they'll be well cared for and totally loved in their new (well, old for some of them) home. I'm not sure exactly when they'll be leaving as the family has to make room in their replacement barn for 7 more. But in the meantime I get to continue to enjoy their company, and, of course, that yummy milk!


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6 comments:

Michelle said...

Praising God with you, my friend! That's great news.

Moira said...

Amazing news! He works in mysterious and wonderful ways!

MotherLodeBeth said...

I know is this. Gods dreams for us are so much more awesome than the dreams we have for ourselves, and that the Lord has never ever let me down. The answer has been within minutes of a need, but it came. So now I no longer fret about having a good life and good things, as I know the Lords timing is perfect and that all things work for God to those who love the Lord.

~Tonia said...

Its amazing how he works things out for us.. I am glad they are all going together and will be well cared for...

Melanie said...

There's too many 'coincidences' for this to simply be a coincidence!! Definately God in action all around you! :) Glad to hear that this is all working out! His ways are higher then our ways, that's for sure!

Carol............. said...

No doubt left in my mind that this is how He works.....can't even count the times this has been shown to me over the years.

Have a wonderful week.