One of my very favorite Bible verses is Ephesians 3:20 where it speaks of God's ability to do exceedingly abundantly above all we ask. So often we're blessed beyond expectation. And sometimes in very unique ways.
My youngest daughter has an extremely tender heart for animals. For days she had observed a skinny calico cat scrounging in the dumpsters behind her workplace. She finally coaxed the kitty to come to her, and she brought it home. Since we already have three cats--a sufficient number for the household (just ask my hubby!)--our intention was to take her to a vet, make sure she was healthy, and find her a good home.
Well, the vet delivered some surprising news: this calico was going to be a mama...and soon! Her prediction proved true. Three days later, my daughter awakened me in the middle of the night with the announcement that kittens were arriving. By morning, there were SEVEN of them in the box with the mama! To our heartache, two of the little babies didn't live past the first day, but the remaining five are plump and darling.
Frances (the mama cat, named for one of my daughter's favorite residents at the rest home where she works) gets friendlier by the day and is an amazingly attentive mother, especially considering her young age and the neglect she experienced prior to coming here. Seeing evidence of how God endows even the lowliest of creatures with the instinct to love and nurture has been a real blessing to us. (I jokingly told my daughter her crown would get some extra jewels for this good deed: She wanted to rescue A cat, and instead she rescued an entire FAMILY of cats.)
So, if you'd like a kitten, we'd love to bless you with one...or maybe exceedingly abundantly with two! >^..^<