Friday, January 30, 2009

Look for the blessings.....

You ever had one of those days where everything seems to go wrong? Well I had one of those days yesterday into today.... Let me begin with the first incident. I was upstairs cleaning and doing some other things around the house and I had the monitor on in the boys room in the basement. They were playing SOOOO good with each other. I was so proud... after about 45 minutes I was going to go down and play with them. So i started going down the stairs and right as I hit the last step i heard the word "I poopy", so i rushed into the room to find that samuel was sitting on the floor and poop was coming out of the back of his diaper, and he thought it was so cool that he put a few cars in it.... EEWWW!!! Ok the moral of this blog is look for the blessings right? Well.... the blessing is I came downstairs right when it happened... so the mess was minimal... a few cars... 2 little spots on a removable car play rug... *whew*.

Then Mike came home from work and said his car started to overheat as he was pulling on to our road, he filled it up with antifreeze.. and we are praying for the best... the blessing here.... well the blessing on this one, is we know that God is in control and will provide. In the meantime, we are able to borrow mike's dads truck which has been a HUGE blessing... mike's car broke down over a week ago and it was a blessing to have that truck to use, and now he is using it again today.

Later on I get home from a womens meeting at church and the boys go down to play. A few minutes later I hear joseph running up the stairs telling me there is a funny sound in the basement.... I just thought it was the subpump and didn't think much about it. What I had forgotten was that the toilet in my bathroom earlier in the day had been stopped up... and something I didn't know was that it was also "running"... well I walk by the door to go downstairs to the basement and i hear a funny sound also. I go down to investigate and sure enough water is leaking everywhere on the left side of our basement under our bathrooms. What is really bad is our old table was sitting there with tons of important paperwork sitting there that needed to be gone through.... so i freak for a minute but then start thinking... i asked joseph to bring me some pitchers and with his help (he was sooo awesome) we got all the leaks going into a bucket. Ok.. the blessing here.... there were too big pieces of plastic over the top of my paperwork so nothing got ruined!! Also I was able to go upstairs and fix the problem (after calling my husband and freaking a bit) and the leak stopped... so today is clean up! But that's ok..... I am pleased that it wasn't that bad and nothing got ruined.

After a night with a sick little boy I woke up and it was freezing in our house. We had been told back in December we would probably need a new furnace eventually, and we were praying ours would make it through this winter. Well after attempting all I knew how our heat was NOT turning on. I thought for a minute "how are we going to pay for this... Lord please let the heat come back on".... i worried a bit and then thought... after yesterday.... i was hoping today would be a better day.... well after about 15 minutes I decided to try and call someone to fix it.... because i had surrendered that God was in control.. and he would provide.... and then (here's the blessing)..... the heat came back on!!!!

We all have days that it just seems like it's one thing after the other, but if we can look for the blessings, it makes life so much easier, and it helps us to be thankful for all the blessings that God gives us in our life!!

Now I am off to clean!!


  1. Funny...we both have poop stories! ;o)

  2. Way to look for the blessings in everything! Something we all could learn to do more.. Sometimes in dark moments its hard to see the blessings.