Today’s Inspiration Station With Rhonnie Scheuerman
“Lost and Found” Author: Aretta Gordish
Our family was coming back from a camping trip when our van ran out of gas on the highway. What a relief when a friend passed us and offered a lift home. “We”ll lock up the van and come back for it to tomorrow ,” We were so tired we couldn’t face the idea of unloading it all now , or think about anything we’d need from it before tomorrow. But when I tucked five year old Nellie into bed, she asked “Where’s my blanket?” The soft, fuzzy, yellow blanket had been a gift from my grandmother when Nellie was born. I’d brought Nellie home from the hospital in that blanket. She’s never spent I’, a night without it before. “I’m sorry, sweetie,” I said “It’s back in the van. We’ll get it tomorrow. Her little face fell. I hated to disappoint her, but the blanket would be safe until tomorrow.
First thing in the morning we returned to the van. It had been broken into! Everything was gone. Sleeping bag and cooler could be replaced in time, but Nellie was devastated at the loss of her blanket . It was the one thing we cared about losing. The one thing we couldn’t replace. For our next camping trip we borrowed all the supplies, including sleeping bags. Unpacking at the campsite, I opened up a hidden compartment under the seat. Inside was a single sleeping bag the thieves had missed.