Wowzer! September rolled in like a steamroller.
First there was Isaac. School was canceled for the kids, but we only had a day of misting rain. Not really a big deal, just a hiccup in our routine.
Then…a valve broke in the bathroom. Lots of water. We knew we’d need a new vanity, but we were certain we could dry the water out of the carpet by the door. Yeah…not so much. We’re getting new carpet. One day. Like October, thanks to back order.
Next, a roof leak. Or at least we thought it was a leak. Guess what! We’re getting a new roof. Ask me what I know about finding a roofer.
Then the tires. We were saving to replace them, but I didn’t plan to do that until this week. A nail in one of the tires changed that plan for me and last week, I spent a morning with the friendly guys at our local tire shop. The coffee wasn’t great, but the cold Cokes were!
But, through it all, it really has been easy to count my blessings:
- Running water.
- A roof over my head.
- Homeowners’ insurance, not-so-scary deductibles, and a really nice adjuster.
- My family that would do anything they could for me.
- Customers who so graciously understood my shipping delays this month.
- I get to repaint. Woo Hoo!
- We are healthy. Praise the Lord. (I did take one round of antibiotics this month, but thankfully, they knocked out my bronchitis quickly!)
- God grants us enough, financially, to cover our needs.
I’m studying Genesis this year through BSF. I have marveled at the way God created this world (Genesis 1:1-2:3). He formed earth and filled it to provide for us. Especially in the details, we can see the way God has provided for humans—the fruit trees he created to feed us, the stars he placed in the sky to help us tell time, the sky He separated from the waters to fill with air we need to breathe.
During our crazy steamroller-month of September, we see God working in the details at our house. The carpet on back-order? Couldn’t be installed yet, and therefore, couldn’t be ruined by the roof leak. Those tires we weren’t sure we’d saved for enough? About $3 less than what we’d saved. Those 4 hours waiting at the tire shop? Time to update my shops. That busted valve? The plumber looked at the others and told which we needed to fix sooner rather than later to avoid more problems. Selecting carpet? Much needed one-on-one time with my hubby to rediscover what we like and what we don’t.
In the middle of my little mess
I forget how big I’m blessed
This is the stuff that gets under my skin
And I’ve gotta trust You know exactly what You’re doing
It might not be what I would choose
But this is the stuff You use