I'm a planner and I follow budgets pretty strictly. I already know what each child is getting for Christmas and exactly how much it will cost. Another thing my husband and I decided was that we wouldn't get each other separate gifts - instead we would pool our money allotted to take care of a small house project. Well, I saw something that I really wanted to bless my husband with, but I knew I couldn't get it. It was heavy on my heart, because I just knew that he would absolutely love it ... but a budget is a budget and I couldn't change it.
A few days later my mother-in-law calls me and tells me that a package was delivered to her front door with her name on it. She opened it and immediately thought of her son. Crazy thing number one: it's the exact gift I wanted to get him. Crazy thing number two: she DID NOT order it.
I am blown away by God's extravagant love for me. He knew my heart's desire and fulfilled it in an unexpected way...a small desire turned into a miraculous intervention.