I’ll Be There

My daughter-in-law called, and hurrying her words, said, “What are you doing right now?”


“People are coming to look at the house and I only have an hour to get it ready! Can you come help?”

“I’ll be there.”

What she didn’t know was that I had asked the Lord a little earlier that morning to let me be watchful and ready to receive the blessings of the day…

She and my son are in the process of selling their house and have been keeping it clean. It only needed a few minor tweaks to get it “show ready.”  We finished in plenty of time.

As I was preparing to leave, she thanked me, and I said, “It was my blessing.” She grinned and said, “I don’t see how it was a blessing to clean.”

I love being with her anytime and being able to help her made me glad.  I treasure our relationship and the fact that she feels free to call me when she has a need. Having a loving family is a gift to cherish, and I thank God for mine. (Besides that, I enjoy cleaning. She thinks that’s weird. I think it’s because I have so many happy memories of working with my mom and my aunt, learning to cook and clean and care for a family.)

Blessings are all around us – everyday – and being aware of them and grateful for each one makes us even more aware of them. On this particular day, my daughter-in-law’s request for help was my blessing!


About dorissavanover

Wife, mom, mom-in-law, and grandma, I write stories of everyday blessings - those ordinary moments that become extraordinary when we become aware of being in God's awesome presence. Recently retired, I enjoyed twenty-eight years of employment as an executive assistant to a commercial real estate broker. I'm excited to have more time to write and share the wonders of living an abundantly fulfilling life; a life of having a real relationship with Jesus Christ, our Savior, the Son of our very loving Heavenly Father.
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7 Responses to I’ll Be There

  1. T. R. Noble says:

    Amen, Dorissa!!!! I’m so glad you have shared this humbled way for us to accept and embrace blessings!


  2. Crissy says:

    Thank you for sharing your blessing!
    We are blessed to be a blessing!
    May the Lord bless you with more opportunities as you seek to honour Him.


  3. There are so many opportunities if only we pay attention! 💗


  4. My English teacher wouldn’t agree but serving and blessing mean the same thing or at least they should


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