It happened again! The “bluebird” gift. The gift we were not expecting and do not know quite how it got here, but it simply is there when we need it. We have shared the stories about the food or donation that is needed and how someone just shows up at the right time. We have shared stories of finding the 34 packages of crackers at the last minute and finding them in the bottom of a box of cereal that was donated.
Then there was the time we knew we were going to be short the number of jars of peanut butter we needed, yet when we returned the next day to count, we had the exact number of jars we needed. We have so many stories, but want to share this weeks story. We keep a spreadsheet to keep count of how many items of food we have so we know when to order. It varies a bit when we do an actual count, depending on food donations and absences when we deliver food. Our count is usually off 10 items or so.
So this past week we knew we were going to be short around 280 cans of pasta by the end of the school year due to adding a school after Spring Break. Order more pasta required a trip to Terre Haute, so we did an actual count on Sunday. We were off on our estimated count. Not our usual 10 or so, but by 300 cans! Donations that came in while we weren’t there? We got more to start when we first picked up than we paid for? Another “coincidence”? Or maybe it is the “loaves and fishes again.” Someone is in charge and it isn’t us.