Yesterday evening Phillip, Noah, Elijah, and baby Mary and I decided to go to a large store (like Walmart) to get some things. (Kimberly and Sarah didn't go.) When we got into the store I took baby Mary in the stroller and went one way and Phillip took the boys in a car cart and went another. I had a long grocery list so was happily going through the store completing my list. I just lacked a few items when I realized that my purse that had been on the back of Mary's stroller was GONE! I'm not sure when they took it. I guess I must have turned my back to get something, and they snatched it! So, Phillip went to inform the guards at the doors and I tried to go over in my mind as to what was in my bag. The only thing that I could think of that I really WANTED BACK was my nice cell phone that Phillip had purchased for me...that works both here in Colombia and will work in Argentina as well. I tried to complete the rest of my shopping all the while PRAYING that if it was God's will He'd help us get my purse back. I kept telling myself, "The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, Blessed be the Name of the Lord!"
As we were leaving the store [Without my purse] I was telling Phillip that I was SICK that I had put my phone in there, for I usually don't put my phone or our camera in that bag. Then...I happened to feel in my coat pocket which I was wearing, and THERE was my phone! YEA!!!
The thief didn't get much... just got diapers, wipes, sunglasses in their case, an umbrella, Bath and Body works lotion and hand gel, etc. =)
PRAISE THE LORD that these IMPORTANT things were NOT stolen:
(I normally would have some of the following things in my purse, but had left them at home!!!)
~My wallet with my VISA banking card and new Colombian ID card in it!
~My Spanish Bible
~My new cell phone (which was in my pocket!)
God is good...ALL THE TIME!!