He Meets our Needs…….

Phil. 4:19

And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

I remember realizing immediately after Nick died that the after-school routine was going to be one of the hardest parts of the day for us to get through.

Nick was homeschooled this year, so when Todd and Olivia walked through the door every afternoon, Nick was always so glad to have them home. The action was back in the house and he loved hearing about Todd and Olivia’s days!

Olivia would tell him things that had happened, and he was such a good listener. He kind-of lived life through her school experiences especially and it was just so sweet to watch!

Suddenly, he was gone.

His chair was empty. Olivia and Todd came in to a dark TV that had once been filled with either the NFL channel or a cartoon. Todd went to the computer as soon as he walked through the door and Olivia seemed to be lost in the house for weeks.

I should have known that God was working all things out in His time….He had begun working even before Nick went Home.

For some reason (now I understand why) early last fall, Olivia became infatuated with pigs! We thought it was so funny and we really didn’t know why it had happened, but she wanted pigs in her bedroom, pig stuffed animals, pictures of pigs, any kind of pig she could get her hands on……she just loved pigs!!!

After Nick died, her love for pigs continued!

And then one day the most wonderful thing happened!

Someone called who knew about Olivia’s passion for pigs and told us that a new show was starting in January called “Olivia,” based on the book about,

of all things,

a girl pig!!!………………and it was on Nickelodeon!!! That’s right…

the commercial said,

Coming soon……………Olivia………………….on Nick!!!

So now, our Olivia has the TV set to tape this show every morning. And after school guess what we do!?!?!

We watch Olivia the Pig…………………..on Nick!!

It’s great! For the entire show “Nick” is on the screen in the corner……He’s right there with us getting us through the toughest part of the day!!

And it’s the cutest show! It has given us so many laughs!!

Oh, thank you, God, for working even through a cartoon to give a little girl just what she needed when she misses her brother so much!!!

A show about a pig with her name and the funny adventures of her and her pig brother!!

On a channel named after her very own brother!!

You amaze me…..daily!

8 thoughts on “He Meets our Needs…….

  1. God is so good…Your story amazes me…every blog you post has me captivated…

    I sent Amanda, Beth’s daughter a message…I told her about your blog…maybe she’ll be checking it out…

    I can’t believe how God works through blogs and His people…How we can be connected through such little things…

    He is so cool!

  2. My 3 year old and I were watching that yesterday morning when he looked at me and said with abig smile on his face,”I love this show mommy!”

    It is very cute.I am so glad you all have it to get you through. God bless you and keep you in his sight, always.-Cheri

  3. Please tell Olivia that I too collect pigs and I must have about a fifty just in my kitchen. Thanks so much for sharing that story…Olivia must be so happy now. Love you!!

  4. GOD is soooo Amazing!!!!! God always gives you a story to share….THANKS Tammy!!!! Have a great weekend. I too have shared your blog with a friend of mine who has suffered a recent loss. Please pray for her…

  5. Never heard of that cartoon…might have to check it out. All my nephews let me in on is Sponge Bob and, oh my goodness…I’m ready for anything new!! (Past my Sponge Bob limit, I suppose) 🙂

    The photo of Nick and Olivia is a great one!! What a sweet bond!

  6. Tammy, this one made me cry… and laugh! Wow. Talk about seeing God in everything, that is just absolutely beautifully written. With three kids in our house, you can bet the Nick station is on alot! I will think of your Nick now whenever our TV is tuned to that station. Bless your heart, Tammy for your unique insights!

  7. Wow! I am sitting here sobbing…
    God IS so good, and your heart for the Lord is so evident and such an example. Thank you for your blog and for sharing your life with others. I needed to read this today. God sent me here.