A Lost Card (TBT)

I’m doing a little throw back Thursday today. My blog hasn’t been going for that long, but it is easy for stories to get lost from one week to another. This story first posted back in April. Most of you were not reading the blog yet so I thought I’d share again.

Nancy's family card


Nancy is someone who often has a smile on her face. She is bubbly and happy, and it is infectious! She is a realist and deals with life’s stress but she doesn’t let it keep her down. Before you know it, Nancy is back and smiling again.

14 years ago Nancy was living in Las Vegas, Nevada. Being a stay at home mom to a 4 month old son certainly brought its challenges. Her husband worked as a sign language interpreter for the local school district which meant he had summers off–unpaid. Money was extremely tight and barely enough to live on.

She noticed she had enough formula in the can to make 2 bottles for her son. Still 2 weeks until payday, Nancy came to the realization that her son was going to be without and possibly go hungry.

With tears in her eyes, she made her son his last bottle and put him down for a nap. She sat on the sofa and cried because she didn’t have enough to feed him.

She realized she was stuck in a cycle, a cycle that would continue unless she found a part time job. With that in mind, she got up from the sofa, wiped her eyes and began cleaning up the front room.

As she put her son’s toys away, she came across her mom’s old purse with memoirs and other things inside. She found an old unopened envelope–something she had missed in the past. Inside was a birthday card from her mom with $500 in it!

[Tweet “I fell to my knees in disbelief and thanked God for the #unexpected gift.”]

“I called my husband and he was as shocked as I was.”

Not only did God provide money for the baby’s formula, it changed their family forever. They learned to live in trust and faith. It motivated her husband to leave his secure job and venture into something he had never done before as a convenience store manager– job which ended up paying double what he was making previously.

Since then, she has lived in trust and faith, trusting the Lord for everything from finances and employment to where they live. This is not an easy road and the challenges still arise for Nancy, but the difference comes because she knows that God has her back.

Anytime Nancy faces struggles, she is reminded that life is temporary.

[Tweet “We often look for heaven on earth. We have to remember that #heaven is heaven and #earth is earth.”]

And that God always provides our needs.



Every Thursday I share your stories on Living In Green Grass. Sometimes they are stories of faith, overcoming, or perseverance. Sometimes they are stories of contentment and joy. Regardless, they are your stories. If you would like to share your story or nominate someone else, please click here or on the “Share a Story” tab above. Thank you! Without your stories Living in Green Grass would not be the same.



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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Heather
    Aug 14, 2014 @ 15:55:09

    Any story of God’s faithfulness is a good one. Lovely and well told!



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