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Job 42:10

"............ the LORD made him prosperous again and gave him twice as much as he had before"
~Job 42:10

OK, so this might not make as much sense unless you have read my last entry......

So go ahead...I'll wait!


all set? awesome. Because I am here to give such a great testimony to how faithful God is and follow up with the most perfect Job ending.

So sometime during that afternoon I was talking to my parents about what happened with Boaz. They felt terrible as you can imagine. When asked what I was going to do about Willow being alone (goats are very social animals and do not fair well alone, especially little bitty baby ones)
....I just told them that God would figure out a way for us to swing it somehow. He always has and He always will. My mom told me that she really wanted to send $100 to put towards the vet bills and/or help out. If you know me....I am not very "good" at accepting gifts. Don't get me wrong....I appreciate any gift/help beyond words, I just get a little uneasy. She also told me that my aunt (who is a total sweetheart) wanted to do the same. So we had $200 coming to us in the mail.

I felt overjoyed at this was such a blessing for this money to be on it's way. When we went to the vet last Saturday when Bo was starting to get sicker....it cost us over $120 with the visit, meds, treatments. We just don't really have that kind of money to be spending on certain weeks/times, you know?

So I was so thrilled to call Josh and let him know about the money. I could tell he wanted to tell me something, but you know me.....I ramble and he couldn't get a word in edgewise. So he let me finish.

He seemed a little choked up as he started to talk.

He asked if I was sitting down....I wasn't but I told him I was...(hey! Remember, I am ADD girl, I barely can sit still long enough to type this out)

He told me that he had called the original breeder we had went to when we first we looking for goats. Her name is Sue ......and she is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Unfortunately all her "kids" were spoken for, but I knew I wanted to stay in touch with her regardless. Sue loves Jesus like there is no tomorrow. She gives God ALL the glory with her animals, farm......life. Beautiful Believer. Actually, she was the one I called on Sat. morning crying about Bo and what to do. She calmed me down, prayed with me and sent me to her vet. (who also is a Believer I found out....bonus!)

Anyway, Josh told Sue the bad news about Bo and she felt terrible. He asked her to keep us in mind if she came across any breeders who might have another little doe-ling or buck available because we really needed to find a friend for Willow. Sue told him that she would do some thinking (more like praying......) and call him back.

Well, she called him back shortly after and told him that she had prayed about this and had an offer. She had a little doe-ling that she wasn't sure if she was going to sell. After hearing about what happened with us.....and praying.....she wanted to know if we would like her. She was only 6-7 weeks old and still nursing on her mama. So then she asked if we would like her mama too.

now are *you* sitting down??? (no fibbing!)

.......she asked if we could afford $200 for both of them.

It was then, that not only did I sit.....I collapsed on the bed. And could not stop crying.

Can I get an Amen in the house?

Is that not God or what? Is that not like The Almighty to not only replace what has been taken, but to bless twice over? Is that not like The Perfect Accountant to bring forth just what we need?

Was this not the perfect testimony that not only does He hear our cries......but He is faithful in His blessings?

I want to thank everyone for their prayers, emails and comments regarding what we went through....not sure if you all knew the power in your words and how everything was already coming to pass. Martha declaring that I would have more baby goats showing up at my doorstep, Joyefuls' inspirations on being blessed twice, and Mich's reminders of the promises of rainbows

Momstheword proclaimed "He knows what is going on with us, and He will bring us through each trial, like gold. Gold needs to be refined in fire in order to have all the impurities burned out. So it is with us in the Refiner's fire."

But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold ~Job 23:10

Praise God for this victory! He gets ALL the glory! I hope and pray that this testimony gives hope to anyone who finds themselves amidst their own trials. God is with us all the time.....and whatever He brings to us......He sees us through.

Without further adieu (what does that mean, anyway?)

I am proud to introduce Liesel who will be joining us with her mama, Pixie, at the beginning of next week. She is a wee six weeks old and as you can see......cute as a button. We are so excited that Willow will now have a sister and a mama to watch over her.

Oh, and one last thing.....Sue sent us an email that I want to share with you:


"....I know we are here to help each other....God's word tells us, as well as the Holy Ghost living in us .....

Something I found in 1John 3:16-20 this morning while praying.....

16.This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. 17If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? 18Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. 19This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence 20whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.

1 John 4:11,12

"Since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God, but if we love each other, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us".

Have a peaceful evening...

Love in Christ~

And this my friends.....is victory!

Have a wonderful and safe weekend!


Mich said...

Doing a happy dance!

Hey, if they don't already have names..."Rainbow" seems nice. Just saying...

Too happy for you! God is good! thanks for sharing.

~*Michelle*~ said...

@ Mich

I think you are on to something....she needed a middle name...in fact, I think I might use Rainbow with our farm/herd name.


Thanks so much for all your prayers and happy dances.


Lynds said...

Oh wow Michelle! God is SO Good!! What a huge blessing for your family, for Willow. I'm thrilled for you and your family.

I want to come and meet your goats!! I love goats, we had them a time or two growing up, such funny little "kids." And I adore the names Liesel and Pixie.

5forjesus said...

Here's a hearty AMEN!!! Tears of JOY JOY JOY rolling down my cheeks as I read this. God is SO good! Thank you Lord for taking care of my special friend!

christy rose said...

Oh my goodness! God is so good and faithful! I cried through this entire post! I am so happy for you and your family. What a great experience for your children to see the provision of God in the midst of asking "WHY?" Yet trusting Him anyway! I am so so so so so happy for all of you.

Summer said...

Oh Michelle. I am overjoyed for you and your family and sweet Willow! A sister AND a mommy. Awww. God is so amazingly awesome! ((hugs))

Catherine said...

What a neat testimony about God's care of us!

Billy Coffey said...


God is certainly good, isn't He?!

That's awesome, Michelle.

Larry said...

I saw your comment on ransom33's blog and I clicked on your site. You're certainly a breath of fresh air.

momstheword said...

Oh what a wonderful blessing! Not only does He care about you and taking care of your needs, He takes care of a little baby goat's needs too.

And with the exact amount of money you needed!!!

I had to learn to graciously accept gifts the year my hubby was out of work. It's probably our pride that makes us feel that way.

Now I'll accept anything from anybody, lol!

But God has met our needs in so many awesome ways over the years.

amanda said...

oh my. thanks for the cry. praise god for answered prayers. annnnnnnnnnnnnd. we've been seriously talking about a CT trip. maybe end of summer/fallish time. we figured out a way we could work it out without going overboard. because i totally want to meet you and your goats. :0)

~*Michelle*~ said...

YAY! Another Amen for all the happy tears and praise!

I feel so honored and blessed to be used once again as a vessel to spread His Good Word!

Martha said...

Oh my word, I wish you could see the goosebumps on my arms. I am overjoyed, I just knew it!!!!!!!!!!!!! You totally owe me one (elbows you) I need to start charging people :o) LOL

I am so happy for you!!!!!!!!!


You better keep us updated with PICTURES, I feel like they're my babies now lol

Isn't the Lord good? Gosh... wow...

P.S. Thank you for the shout out ;)

sherri said...

God is good!

This is a very inspiring story. Thanks for sharing it- I'm glad you found my link again too!

Angela said...

My mother just dropped off to hubby yesterday a 100 dollar gift card for gas plus 20 dollars to Tim Hortons'...wrapped all in my father's old shoes. My mother lavishly bought the boys VERY expensive shoes for school, plus the eldest got 100 dollars in gas coupons..Hubby phones my mother and says,,'where are my shoes, I'm working now'..lol. so this is what she did,,wrapped all those goodies in ratty old shoes of my father,,lol


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