This morning Tanner was hurrying around the house to get ready to leave and go back to SLC to start another semester of school when he realized he couldn't find the key to my car. He is using my car since I don't need it right now and I'm such a nice sister to let him rack up the miles on my car. His friends were here also packing up stuff to take back to Tristen since she moved yesterday. Tanner was the last to drive the car, retraced his steps from yesterday, checked pockets and under cushions and still couldn't find the key. I stood off in the corner of the kitchen and said a silent prayer and mom went into her room, knelt down and said a prayer too. They kept asking why I didn't have a spare key. I knew I did, I just didn't know where it was. I went downstairs to my room, opened up the closet and found the purse that I had used nearly 2 years ago when I moved to Idaho. I looked through all the pockets. The last pocket I found 2 keys to my car. Why that purse isn't in the storage unit is a mystery to me, given the fact that everything else is in there. We still haven't found the missing key, but the fact that I had 2 keys to my car was a surprise to me and an answer to prayers. They were simple prayers, but the Lord knew Tanner had class tonight and had a 5 hour drive ahead of him.
I remember once when I lived in CLT and was getting ready to drive to the airport. It is always crazy before a flight. I was getting ready to head out the door, when I couldn't find my keys. Of course I did the same thing Tanner did in re-tracing my steps and couldn't find it anywhere and I had just had it. I knelt down in front of my suitcase in the middle of the floor and said a prayer that went something like, "Heavenly Father I need to find those keys now so that I don't miss my flight." I remember going into the spare bedroom and looking again and then the thought came to me, "Look in your suitcase." I unloaded the suitcase to find them at the bottom of the corner of the suitcase. Prayer is real. I know even the simplest prayers are answered by our Heavenly Father, that he is keenly aware of our every need, loves us and will direct us in every aspect of our life if we will be faithful, trust in his plan for us and give thanks to Him.