Walter, Melanie, Stephen and Me in Florida, April 2004. The last time we’d all be together before Dad died. What a gift that trip was!

Today is my brother-in-law, Walter’s, birthday. I will never forget the way he came to our rescue several years ago. My Dad had just gone to Heaven on July 29, 2004. Then, my husband’s grandfather died August 28, 2004. Terry missed some days of work because my Dad’s death, and then we missed another whole week when his Grandfather died. We were broke. The money for the trips to the funerals, the missed work…it wasn’t looking good for us financially. We were two months behind on our rent. I had mentioned to my sister, Melanie, about our woes and no one else.
Walter is very good with money. He is a wise steward of what God has given him, and God has blessed him. We were praying – and we were scared. Our landlord had already stopped by our duplex and said we had ten days to pay, or he would have to very kindly “kick us out”. I was expecting our third baby. In my mind, I could see us bringing her home to our “cardboard box”! However, my Savior intervened! Walter is the man God used to keep us from eviction.Walter mailed us a check for $400 during that time in our lives. No words could ever sufficiently thank him enough for what he did for us. He doesn’t casually give money away. I am so honored – and blessed – that he was willing to do that for us.

Walter, I will never forget your kindness to us during one of our darkest hours.
May God bless you richly on this day and throughout the year.

Happy Birthday!

~Terry, Valerie, Lauren, Mitchell, Leslie & Laci

2 thoughts on “The Man God Used

  1. Mother says:

    Wow! I know I am crying over this heartfelt tribute, so I am sure that Walter will be very touched.
    God is so good, and I am thankful that Walter was sensitive to the Holy Spirit.
    I love you.


  2. Anonymous says:

    I am so glad that I could be a blessing. God has greatly blessed me and I am glad to share that with deserving people like you and Terry.



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