I found the granola. It was inside the Cheerios box. Of course! Why didn’t I look there?!?
Saturday, I turned the kitchen upside down looking for it. I had put some plain Greek yogurt into a bowl and then I opened the cabinet door looking for my special ‘Momma only—No one touches’ granola, but, no granola. I looked in the pantry, nope. I looked high and low with no avail. Sorry to say, plain Greek yogurt needs granola, or something, but at that moment only my special ‘Where can it be? I just bought this today!’ granola would suffice. Everyone said they had not touched it; they knew better. Finally Jim said that he thought he saw Sarah eating something earlier. Whatever it was she finished it and she threw the bag away. “No wonder I couldn’t find it!” I lifted my head up and sighed. What a bummer, but I chalked it up to the reality that Sarah has a way of finding things.
Earlier that day she found the Paas decorating kits I bought for the kids to decorate eggs. Okay, maybe the three kids are getting too old for it but I knew Sarah would enjoy coloring eggs and Kendall would enjoy helping Sarah look for the colored eggs on Easter morning. I hid the packages in a cupboard, but that was too easy for her. I was upstairs cleaning the bathroom when Kendall yelled, “Mom! Sarah opened the egg decorating packages and we have glasses full of colored water all over the kitchen counter.” Sure enough, nothing was left or could be saved from the two packages I bought. At dinner that night she refused to eat and dumped her entire plate in the trash without even taking a bite. Then later on she grabbed Kendall’s leftovers out of the refrigerator (Kendall was leaving for a youth group social, but wasn’t finished. She put her plate in the refrigerator to save it for later) and Sarah did the same thing and dumped it in the trash.
Mental note: Sarah doesn’t like and has very strong feelings towards my pizza casserole.
So I was shocked today when I found my granola in a cereal box. I was taking inventory about what we needed at the store and I looked inside the box to see how much was left in the bag. To my great surprise, to my delight, there was my granola!
I know this sounds silly, but I was so thankful! I felt like the woman in Luke 15 who loses one of her coins and searches her house for it. “And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, “Rejoice with me, I have found my lost coin.” (Luke 15:9) Now, I didn’t call my neighbors but I did text David telling him and asking him if he hid the granola in the cereal box. He said he didn’t.
Rejoicing over granola, yup, I guess that’s me! I know it was little, but I thanked the Lord because it meant a lot to me! I’m thankful that He meets us where we are at and He reminds me that He cares, even if it is over something as small as a bag of granola.
I bought more Paas packages today. I think I’ll hide them in the Cheerios box or maybe even branch out and stuff them in another box. The steel cut oatmeal box is a good size. Who knows? I’m missing a few other things and might be pleasantly surprised in what I find! 🙂
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