You know, sometimes it is so hard to see the blessings in things but they are always there, however small they may be.
Yesterday I was getting ready to meet Mom and Karri for an Acrylic monogramming party (so freaking cool!! more on this is a minute), but when I got in my car, it wouldn't start. The battery was dead. So Michael drove all the way home - we live in the sticks- to make sure I got to the party. Not on time, but I got there. Blessing #1. Michael works at a car lot and was able to bring a car home so neither of us was inconvenienced this morning. Blessing #2. The battery had gone bad and needed to be replaced. I am still looking for the blessing here. It cost us $85 dollars - it waited until the last day of the month - I just got paid. Blessing #3. Now this is the most impressive blessing yet - When I came home at lunch with Michael to pick up his truck, I couldn't find my phone, so we both preceded to tear the house and trucks apart looking for it. I knew the last place I had it was in his truck as I came home last night, because I called him. I helped him work on my truck as soon as I got home, but I never saw it after that. The only two places it could have been were in his truck or under my hood. Looked all through his truck - nothing. Looked under the hood - nothing. Something told Michael to look down into the front between the grill and the motor. There it was. About two feet down and no way to get it. I grabbed the grill tongs and managed to knock it around until it fell, and it worked perfectly when it was found (well, as close to normal as my phone can...). Even though I got paid, the Lord knew we couldn't afford another phone AND a battery!! It was pretty cool...
The acrylic party = awesome. There was so much stuff there to touch and want. All manner of kitchen ware, jewelry boxes, girly fru fru stuff - I just wanted to roll around in it! I managed to get out of there ONLY (Blessing #5) getting the acrylic decals for Olivia's bottles. They are so cute! She will be the talk of the daycare!
The New Seven Year Old
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