{Day 12}

You know how you pray about things and don’t always get to see the results?  Especially not the exact thing you asked for?  Well, I am proof that it does happen sometimes just how you prayed, but better.  Several months ago when this blog was in the works I asked that God would send me a camera.  Not just any camera but a digital, SLR, Canon camera.  Yeah I was THAT specific.  Anyways I prayed and then let it go trusting that if I was supposed to have it then he would send it to me.  Later while talking with some friends (David and Cheri)  I mentioned that I needed a camera.  Fast forward several weeks when I received a huge box from them filled with…accessories for the project AND a digital, SLR, Canon camera with TWO lenses.  I may or may not have done a happy dance…and almost cried and talked faster than any human should.  😀  Oh, and did I mention this was after having a “horrible, no good, very bad day”?? I have some amazing friends, and an INCREDIBLE God who takes such good care of me even when I don’t receive exactly what I want.  He always gives me the best.

{Photos by: Christa Taylor}

{Clothes borrowed from Michelle}

11 Responses to {Day 12}

  1. Emily May 12, 2011 at 10:28 am #

    Hahaha, I could totally tell looking at the picture that we’ve switched from Christa-Styled to Michelle-Styled. I love it! Way to have friends who are unique, classy, and helpful. 🙂

    • misselaini May 12, 2011 at 8:33 pm #

      Haha! Yep they have very different styles but both women are completely amazing and I am SO grateful for their help!

  2. Jamie May 12, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

    Elaini, thank you for being an inspiration. My kiddos (ages 3 and 4) are praying every day and asking to do extra chores to earn money for the orphans. It’s been fun to see them “saving” their money in little tins. We’re praying that the Lord would bless your efforts and encourage you daily.

    • misselaini May 12, 2011 at 8:35 pm #

      WOW. I am so blessed, encouraged, and challenged by your little ones. Thank you for sharing this. We all need to be more like little children in this way. I am overwhelmed and just think that this is the most adorable and sweet thing I have heard today.

  3. Jessica Zigenis May 12, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

    This is an amazing story of God’s love! How cool is that?! And trust me, I know how you feel. Those lenses are expensive girl! Praise God.

    ps. I’m in the works of getting that interview put together, so I’ll send that off to you asap!

    • misselaini May 12, 2011 at 8:37 pm #

      Yes, Praise the Lord! It was very exciting and I have more to share about that camera in some other post. 🙂 Thanks for your support!

  4. Kimi @ The Nourishing Gourmet May 12, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

    This one really changed the look of the dress!

  5. Andrea May 12, 2011 at 4:18 pm #

    Elaini,
    I want to make sure you see this… I tweeted Ann Shoket (Editor for Seventeen) Here’s her reply and re-tweet!!! Love you!

    Ann Shoket
    WOW! Smart styling tricks! RT @byog @annshoket This girl is wearing 1 dress for 100 days to raise $ for orphans http://tinyurl.com/3ohk83f

    • misselaini May 12, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

      Love YOU! You are so incredible Andrea. I don’t deserve to have you as my friend but I am thankful for the gift you are to my life.

      And WOW. Just WOW about that tweet. I’m still freaking out about that. LOL!

  6. Dorrie in Seattle May 12, 2011 at 5:32 pm #

    This is a sweet, just like you! Thanks for giving me something to look at and pray for while I wait for MERV!

    • misselaini May 12, 2011 at 8:48 pm #

      Praying for you my dear friend and for Uncle Merv to. I love you all to pieces and wish I could be up there helping you.

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