Tuesday, March 20, 2007

A little praise...

First, I'm finally feeling better. Woot!
This is mostly about this weekend. It was such an eye opener. I felt really crappy, but it's still a praise worthy weekend. We were all sick this weekend. But God did spare me in some aspects. Both Mr.W and WonderKid got a pretty high fever and they of course were exhausted because of it. I didn't get the fever, so I had a little more evergy than they had and I was able to care for and comfort them. At first I was a little miffed. Here I was with a throbbing headache that wouldn't go away, I couldn't breathe through my nose and I was hacking away like a veteran smoker....but I was having to take care of my family. Then it struck me. Whenever we've all gotten sick (you know how it is, passing it through the family) I've never been as bad off as the other two. God has given me these chances to serve my family and ultimately Him. I immediately stopped being miffed. To be honest, I was a little excited. I wanted to care for and take care of my family even thought I wasn't feeling 100%. I'm so thankful that God has given me these opportunities and that he's let me see my chance for growth through them.
And that's not all. God is a provider...he takes care of us. This past paycheck I put a chunk of money into our savings...trying to build it back up. Sunday night on the way home from a friend's house our front tire went flat on the highway. We didn't know what it was at first. I got out and checked the tire on my side since the car was veering my way. But it was fine. We started driving again and it was just getting worse so Mr.W pulled off into a 7-11. The tire on his side was flat. So he changed the tire and we realized that both our front tires were completely bald. We haven't had these tires that long. We weren't really sure why they had gotten so bad so fast. I took the car into our tire place to get the front two tires replaced and the alignment checked (per Mr.W's request). We've had the alignment checked before and were always told it was fine even though the car always pulled a little to the right. Turns out our alignment was WAY OFF! The guy said it was the reason our tires had gotten so bad. So we got it all taken care of and we were able to use the money I had just set aside instead of charging it and increasing the debt we're trying to pay off. The car is driving great! I was so thankful that the money was there. Thank you God!

2 comments:

dani said...

dont you love when God provides like that? He has always been there for us, even when we think no one cares. He is always there to protect us, keep us company, see us through the bad times.

Heather said...

What an encouragement! Praise God! :) He cares for us in all things. I am so thankful everything turned out well. You are doing such a great job. God is good :)