Last week Scott and I were able to pull off one huge surprise for Emmett and Sawyer, KITTENS!!!
We had been planning on getting those kittens for Christmas for a few weeks. We had officially adopted them and were counting down the time until Christmas morning when they would join our family and be in their forever home.
Well, the thought of our adorable little kittens being loved on by their foster family instead of us for an additional week really got me thinking. How could we pull off this epic surprise a full week early?!
I was able to talk the foster family into letting us take them early. Scott ran to Spokane while I went to grab all the kitty essentials. Later that evening after the kittens settled in a bit we put them in a large wrapped box with a lid and gently placed the kittens our on the front porch.
DING DONG! The next thing I know the boys are running to see who is at the door only to find a large wrapped box with their names on it. We brought the box inside and let them slowly open the lid; “KITTENS!” They both deliriously shouted. They each quickly claimed the kitten that would be theirs. Just like that, we were able to pull of an amazing surprise that will hopefully remain one of the best memories of this Christmas season.
As I thought about the surprise later, I realized that we see God delighting in doing the unexpected throughout the Scriptures. I would certainly think it was a huge surprise to see God holding back the waters for his people to cross the sea. Or what about the time the mouths of lions were closed? Jesus was filled with surprises too! Water into wine anyone?
Perhaps the most unexpected surprise from our Father is the fact that we are forgiven, and nothing is asked for in return. He gave his son as a sacrifice so we could live forever, what a wonderful gift and an even better surprise!
Sawyer with Jack
Emmett with Jolly