Thursday, February 5, 2009

Bittersweet Blessings


Recently, I was blessed to receive a Kitchen Aid Mixer as a gift. When it was offered to me my jaw hit the floor. The story goes like this...
My friends were in the process of packing up their parent's home. The momma & poppa have had some health challenges in the last year or so. As a result, they have moved out of town to be closer to their children. Anyway, while they were in town packing up, I stopped by for a little visit & they surprised me by having a small collection of things they thought I might need for setting up my house. In this collection was a beautiful Kitchen Aid Mixer - cue spotlight & angels singing! Did I maybe need this mixer? or a beautiful Pampered Chef stoneware casserole dish? Let's just say that they blessed my heart in a major way. I'm still a little shocked that I have a Kitchen Aid Mixer! I've always wanted one, but I don't think I have ever even said that out loud. The Lord is so very good to meet our needs, but He is so beyond good to care about our little wants & desires.
This picture is just a random one I got off of the Internet. The mixer that was given to me is just slightly off-white. And the great news is that Mike & I have been painting in the kitchen this week & the off-white is going to be perfect sitting on my kitchen counter! The painting process is going slowly - neither one of us is very proficient at painting (I think Mike is actually very good but he insists he isn't). Our personal painting professional (a.k.a. Virginia a.k.a. the lady who has painted the whole rest of the house) is currently on vacation with her hubby in Australia & New Zealand where we hope they are having a fabulous time! Thus, we are on our own with the painting in the kitchen. Which means it's going to take a lot longer to get done ;-)
I promise I'll post pictures eventually!

4 comments:

Bekah said...

Congrats on the new mixer. I love blessings like that.

Alicia said...

God is SO GOOD! Awesome mixer. I'm more than slightly jealous. Keep plugging away at the painting in your "free" time. :) Are you still training for the mini-marathon?

Erin said...

I'm so glad that God gave you this amazing gift! He even picked the right color!!!!

Arlene said...

What a blessing! If you need any recipes for trying out your new mixer, you can look through my blog -- I have a great S'more Cheesecake recipe that's super easy, too. :o) There are a bunch of recipes at Pioneer Woman Cooks, my Recipezaar page, and on my friend Sherry's site.

P.S. I'm a friend of Adele's and I was just clicking through her blogroll, so that's how I found you. Her family is good friends with my husband's family and used to live very close to each other. Anyway, didn't want you to think I was some crazy weirdo stalker, lol.