I often feel that it's selfish to pray for certain playthings for my kids. They have so much already! But, Steven really, really, really loves trains. Every time we are anywhere with a train set, he goes nuts. So, I confess, I prayed for one for him (and I think Doug did too). It was a quick, "Lord, this is something we know we can't get him, but if someone's kids outgrow theirs, could you guide them to think of us?" kind of prayer.
And that's exactly what happened!
Doug's aunt and uncle had, over the years, invested in a huge set of Fisher Price Geo Trax for their grandchildren. They have now outgrown said set. Not wanting to just toss the set into a Goodwill pile, they thought of Steven!!! I love it!
So, when Doug arrived at his aunt and uncle's to meet up with his mom after the convention, there were two huge bags of train set components waiting for him. When the kids woke up yesterday morning they saw these two mysterious bags sitting in the living room. They wondered and looked, and then Steven managed to make out the outline of a train engine through the plastic. He was ecstatic!!
We celebrated Father's Day early because Sundays are so busy around here, and we had given Doug a new Belgian waffle maker for Father's Day. So, he and I were busy making waffles and had told the kids we'd get into the bags as soon as breakfast was over.
So, Steven waited patiently...
Then he discovered a hole in one of the bags and had to get a better peek!