Whilst shopping a few weeks ago after a long and tiring day of running errands with kiddos, my husband and I made a quick stop to our local grocery store to pick up a few things. I was tired and I’ll admit it, a little cranky. The kiddos had been rather trying and I was hungry and just wanted to go home. As we were going down one of the aisles I stopped to grab a couple dozen eggs but the purse I use, (it’s my only purse actually…) wasn’t staying on my shoulder and kept sliding off so I placed it on the shelf (I know, mistake #1) to pick up and check each egg carton before placing it into the cart. I picked out 3 dozen eggs and then we continued on to get the rest of our groceries. (Mistake #2)
We had been shopping another 10-15 minutes when I was talking to my husband and I suddenly had the most awful feeling, I realized I wasn’t carrying my purse and when I looked in the cart, it wasn’t there either! (Yes, sometimes I put my purse into the cart if I have a kiddo sitting in there to watch it.)
Anyways. I panicked. (Kind of. 😉 ) My purse had my drivers license, my debit card, a large amount of cash since we had just sold our dining table….you get the idea. It would be very bad if someone stole it. Very bad.
Anyways, as I whispered to Jay that my purse was missing I suddenly remembered setting it down while getting the eggs. I turned around and RAN back to the dairy department; rather shocking the poor employee that I almost collided into when I ran around the end of the aisle! (Mistake#3) Issuing a hasty apology I ran back to where the eggs where, praying as I was running “Please let it still be there! Please let it still be there!” over and over again. You guys, when I raced around the end of the aisle and saw it still sitting right where I had left it, the relief was immeasurable. If my purse had been gone I think I would have sat down right then and there and just cried! I couldn’t understand why it wasn’t gone because the grocery store was busy like normal and it had been sitting there for at least 10 or 15 minutes and multiple people must have walked right by it. It wasn’t hidden at all either. Just sitting right on the shelf next to the eggs. :-O
All I know is that it had to be an answer to my prayers! Call me silly but I truly believe God cares about even our smallest prayers and I believe it still being there was a direct answer to my frantic prayers as I was running. 🙂
My brain is fried. It must be. I can’t believe I would do something so silly as to set my purse down on a shelf. I NEVER do that. For various reasons I’ve always been EXTREMELY careful with my purse and for me to set it down like that and forget and just walk away is incredible. So either my brain is fried or I must have been really, really tired and distracted. I think I’ll plead the latter since who wants to have a fried brain?!?!? 😉
Anyways, I’m so very grateful that my purse was still there and that my frantic prayers were answered. And hopefully I never, never, NEVER do that again. EVER!
Have you had a “seemingly” small answer to prayer lately?
Any recommendations for a purse that actually stays on your shoulder? 🙂
Have you ever done something like me that freaked you out? Do tell and we can commiserate together. 😉
Until next time!