Saturday, August 8, 2009

A miracle happened tonight...

Today was such a complicated day. I was so up and down with my moods, everything set me on edge. I was so upset with everything. Then I'd be happy, then I'd get upset again. We went up to Payson today and just had a blast, besides my issues. But on the way home, I had lightened up a bit. Then we'd gotten home to drop off Caleb, Justine, and Charity so Caleb could take them home. Mom had picked up the mail before taking Becca home. We'd driven half way to Becca's house when I heard my mom gasp and she started reading a letter that had been sent in the mail.. I didn't know what was going on until my name was said. Dad had pulled to the side of the road while mom read the following:

"Attention Love Family: This money is to be used to help get Sarah a camera and/or the gear to go with it or to send her to camera workshops. Signed, The Anonymous Ninja."

The letter came with $500 enclosed, just enough to pay for the rest of my camera.. It was sent from Gilbert, that's all I know. I started bawling. Then Mom cried with me. Becca didn't realize why I was crying so hard so I told her that's all I needed to get my camera.. and she was like "Oh Sarah, I'm so happy for you!"

It's funny that unless whoever sent that money reads this.. they will never know how grateful I am for what they've done. I will forever owe these wonderful people who've done this for me.. I can't wait to meet them in the after-life to thank them personally for the happiness they've brought to me. Photography is my passion... and whoever gave me this opportunity to start working on it earlier and to ease my burden.. I will always remember.

And I know this experience has come from paying my tithing. Really.. I've gained such a strong testimony of tithing from this. God really does bless those who pay tithing and give a portion back to Him that He gives to us. And it's just not tithing.. He blesses everyone who obey his commandments. I think that's also a main reason why I've felt so cranky and moody lately... Because I haven't been obeying him as well as I should be, so He was showing me that by simply obeying.. I can be happier. Now I'm absolutely happy for all the blessings I have-- My amazing family and friends, my parents and the great and wonderful teachers and people they are, the material things I have, and just EVERYTHING in my life. I'm so grateful to God.


Just wanted to share some lyrics from an amazing song:

I Will Not Take My Love Away by Matt Werz
(My favorite Christian song ever)
"I will not take my love away
When praises cease and seasons change
The whole world turns the other way
I will not take my love away.

I will not leave you all alone
When striving leads you far from home
And there's no yield for what you've sown
I will not leave you all alone.

I will give you what you need
In plenty or in poverty
Forever, always, look to me.
I will give you what you need.

I will not take my love away."

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