Friday, December 3, 2010

blessing

I just got the best news today and I have to share it with you. We were in Chelan for Thanksgiving last week and had a wonderful time celebrating with our family. But on Thanksgiving Day I did something really stupid. I tried to drive into an underground garage at a condominium with our car roof-top carrier on. Totally forgot it was there. I destroyed our carrier - and was unsure about the damage to the garage itself.

Patrick and his mom spent all day Friday in Wenatchee finding us a new one. So far, this mistake cost us a couple hundred dollars. Painful, but ok. Then Saturday morning we get a call from the condo manager. The garage door has stopped working. In the past (I was not the first to do this!) this repair costs between $900-1500. Minimum of $500 since the repair company comes from Spokane. Oh my goodness, I cried. My husband works so hard for our money and we are so careful with how we spend it. I couldn't believe this stupid mistake was going to cost so much.

I was pretty upset that day. But my husband is amazing. So forgiving. So comforting. He reminded me that we have the money to pay for it and it's not "our" money anyway so don't worry about it. Amazing. We prayed about it together that night - but he hasn't mentioned it since. Now let me be clear about something. I am a worrier. I'm not proud of it, but I am. This an area in my life that I am working on. I want to not worry. God wants me to not worry. So after Patrick and I prayed about it - I CHOSE to not worry. Anytime it would come to my mind I would just thank Him for being in control of this situation. I seriously did not lose any sleep over this one.

I got an e-mail today from the manager. The total bill for the repair is $91.89. Yep - UNDER $100. I couldn't believe it. I cried again. But this time in relief. This time in awe of God's goodness to me. He cares. I feel so blessed.

2 comments:

Jen said...

that is great news!

Misha Leigh. said...

YAY! That is so beautiful, but not just the answer to prayer. Also how beautiful your heart is. Love that about you!

{I didn't see you but we waved to your girl and L chatted with Patrick today. Hi to you, too!}