Caleb's shoes were too small and worn out. Since the winter months were upon us we were hoping for cold weather (also known as boot weather) to avoid buying new summer shoes during the winter. As all parents know, he would have outgrown his summer shoes by the time the winter was over.
Over the holidays I was doing some cleaning and organizing at the house. One of my projects was to go through all the clothes that I have been saving from my older boys and also other clothes that have been given to Caleb by other missionaries. At the bottom of one of the big WalMart tubs of clothes I pulled out a pair of tennis shoes that were almost brand new. I remembered that several years ago a military family was moving back to the states and left the shoes for Caleb (along with some clothes). I quickly called Caleb and had him try them on. Guess what......they fit him perfectly. What a blessing!!! God knew back then that they would meet a need in Caleb's life now.
With two boys that seem to grow every day it can be hard to keep them in clothes. Daniel has been needing some longer pants for awhile. L.O.N.G. legs and a skinny waist makes for difficult shopping. After spending a day in Tallinn and not finding anything I was getting discouraged. We looked on line and found Dockers in his size for about $40 (plus shipping). Knowing how desperate the need was, we decided to take another trip to Tallinn and go to three thrift stores. Then we began praying that God would make our trip productive.
When we arrived at the first thrift store I began looking through the pants - pair by pair - looking at the size on every label. You'll never guess what I found....
a pair of Dockers in the exact size we were needing with the tags still on them
(for about $10)
May we never forget God's goodness in our lives.