Weeks ago, my treasured letter opener went missing. It belonged to my mother, and is one of the few things of hers that I still own. To say I was devastated would be an understatement.

How could it have disappeared? I kept it in a special box with my scissors, pens, and post-its, and only took it out when there were envelopes to slit. When I was done, it went right back into the box.

After searching every conceivable spot I could think of, and praying many prayers for the Lord to reveal its whereabouts, I gave up and ordered a new one from Amazon. The new one was much bigger, and didn't do near as good a job. It was also much uglier than it had looked in the picture on their website. 

Fast forward to today. 
I was standing in the same spot I always stand when exercising to the video on my cell phone propped up on my desk. Same routine, same exercises that require me to bend forward, then backward, then forward again. Only this time, something caught my eye. It was my missing letter opener tucked into the side of a box under my desk. 

Some people may scoff and say it had been there all along, I just hadn't noticed it, but I'm convinced it was a God thing. 


  1. "Mocking you" isn't even in my mind but I thought it is hilarious! It reminds me of that time I was looking for my eyeglasses and my son pointed at me and said, "Mom, it's on top of your head!" That would have been more obvious to be found than your letter opener still partly obscured in the side of the box. But I agree... The one you ordered wasn't no match to your mom's remembrance! It's beautiful!!! Stay safe!

  2. That's a beautiful story! God does work in mysterious ways and I think you just saw that. Long story short...I was a legal secretary, and one time I misplaced an adoption file...and the hearing was in less than an hour. I knelt down by my desk and prayed...very hard. I searched again and found the file tucked into another file that I hadn't even had out. Was it God...yes, it was an answer to a prayer. Our treasures are so important, especially when they are what we have left of our loved ones.
    God knows our hearts and what is important to us. Loved your post today!

  3. I agree it was a God thing. I pray about similar things because he cares about every detail of our lives!

  4. Absolutely...you asked He answered..That's what the Bible says...

  5. That's wonderful! So glad you found this treasured letter opener. It is very pretty and a wonderful connection to your mother.

  6. Isn't it wonderful to know that our God cares about every little detail of our lives?

  7. I think that was a God thing! The new letter openers are not as good as the old ones. It is frustrating but I am happy you found your favorite.


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