Maybe it’s just the season of life I’m in.
Possibly, it’s because I’ve been feeling poorly.
Whatever the reason, I was struck by a memory today that brought tears to my eyes.
I had driven Hubby to work, because I needed to get my allergy shots.
I’m still cleaning out closets and going through things, but I already had three bags full and decided to drop them off after my appointment.
As I lifted one, I’d done weeks before and been forgotten in the closet, my eye caught the fabric through the stretched plastic bag.
I put the bag back down and just stared.
It was like I’d stepped back into the past and saw in my memory the little boy that was so excited about me buying it.
He had a special stuffed frog, and he liked the fact that this fabric had frogs too.
His frog was named Sean-the-Frog.
I have no idea why, I just clearly remember him saying, “His name is Sean-the-Frog.”
I think he had his own way of naming things.
This frog had been a last minute purchase at an airport gift shop, because we were flying to the UK and I realized he needed a pillow.
After we came back from our trip the pillow lived on his bed.
Which prompted my purchase of the fabric.
I’d planned on making him a blanket.
Unfortunately, I never did.
But I’ve hung on to the fabric.
When cleaning out a chest weeks ago, I figured I’d just give it away, that little boy is now 16 and no longer has bright green bedding nor does Sean-the-Frog live in his room.
He’s been moved to “the cave”, a small closet under the stairs we keep all kinds of toys in for visiting children.
But I went to town and donated our stuff after getting my shots and the fabric stayed behind.
Because I want to fulfill my promise to our son and make it a blanket.
Who knows, maybe he will want it again in the future.
If not, I’ll have it ready to bless whoever God puts on my heart.
I’m certain, the Lord has a plan for this frog fabric.
Until then, I can enjoy the memory of our little boy which it ignites.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV — To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for today. Thank You for the memory of our son and the ability to look backwards at all the things You have done in his life. Lord, I am touched by how You work through even the smallest things and I thank you for them. Lord, You know all our seasons. You hold every detail in your hands. Your ways are perfect and Your Word is life. Thank You. May our lives bring You glory and our hearts find joy in humble service to You and those You place in our lives. I love You, Jesus. Amen.