The day before Jacob left for camp, I asked if he wanted to take any spending money with him. He said no - he wasn't going to buy anything while at camp. A little bit later, he came downstairs and said he couldn't find his wallet. I told him to look again - he had just had it downstairs the week before to count his money. There was a Father's Day sale on iPad Minis and he was checking to see if he had enough money. He's been saving this money for 1 1/2 years - all his birthday money, Christmas money, tooth fairy money - etc. He had saved $140 all by himself. And he could not find his wallet. ANYWHERE. I looked with him everywhere. Turned the house upside down. Looked in every thing. Under every pillow. In every hole I could think of. He cried. I wanted to cry for him. Felt so badly for him. Couldn't think where it could possibly be. Had a terrible feeling about Judah....he doesn't throw stuff away, but with a baby his age that is always a possibility....we looked through the trash...even looked through bins in the attic. Nowhere. Told Jacob to pray. And we prayed for a miracle. We had sweet friends that encouraged him on facebook. Kelli suggested that I give Judah something shiny and then follow him to see if he has a secret stash :). We had friends who offered to help him rebuild his savings account :). Precious. But as sick as I felt and as sad as Jacob was, we both knew it was a tough life lesson.
And then, TODAY! I was in the office printing out some coupons while the boys were at karate. All of a sudden, I heard Callie scream "MOM! It's a miracle!!". I went running and she had Jacob's wallet in her hand! She said it was in her backpack! I had CHECKED that backpack several times - there is no doubt in my mind that God put it there for Jacob! :) She was so excited - I asked if she wanted me to call David so he could tell Jacob. She said no - she wanted to surprise Jacob herself when he got home. So she wrapped it up and we waited a LONG 30 minutes until he got home!!
Giving Jacob what she had wrapped up...
BEAMING! He was so excited!! He didn't even complain about paying Callie the $20 reward he had offered :). We are thankful over here. That God sees and hears even little boys' prayers about their missing dollars!