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It is my dearest win ever (and the only one as far as I can remember)!
It was a 3 day trip to Meteora, Kalambaka, Greece. Actually this was only the first day destination but it was the main reason I took this trip. We booked it via an agency and I must say I am really glad as we had a lot of fun later at the villa as a group and even going on a dinner out as a group (singing and dancing I must add!).
It was a second prize and the first prize was won by a child, and there is no competition with children :).
This price is so dear to my heart and I think not even winning a car could compare to how heartwarming this gift is to me and just how much it means to me. Let me show you what I won:
What a beautiful Mother Mary with Jesus icon! The gold is real and I have touched it in the workshop – tiny and fragile, but they put true 24 karat golden leaves on their icons.
And I must add to this that I don’t remember that I have never won anything on lottery besides the cost of those paper tickets which only make you buy exactly another one and you lose the money, so basically you are hooked on the game with nothing actually won.
I really felt that God loves me and gave me a sign of His love. What a comfort He gave me, to be beside me and remind me of His love!
Here is where I have placed the icon:
I am so grateful that God found me, I was so lost and clueless, never knowing Him really until my late thirties. The fact that I came to know God, or really that God gave me the grace of knowing him is the best thing that has happened to me in my life.
It has changed to me so much and so profoundly and it isn’t over yet!
What I have felt, the purity and the holiness related to God is something supernatural, totally unexplainable. I know in my soul that I have felt it, just a glimpse, a short glimpse of the holiness and it is something that you have to feel it inside to really even begin to understand.
I still can’t believe that I have been found by God, it is so unexpected given the fact that my parents were not religious and all my environment is just not religious. I feel it’s a miracle on its own.
What a gift this is, what a precious gift to comfort my soul!