The Floodgates

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It’s funny how fast life can change sometimes. Sometimes the change is hard or scary or sad. As a family we have certainly experienced our share. During the last four years we have lived through long term unemployment (Harold for 14 months). There was life threatening illness (Evan’s 6 hip surgeries & subsequent staph infection that very nearly cost his life). My contribution to the stress pile was being diagnosed with the chronic pain of fibromyalgia which is at this time not curable. Whew! Time for some relief don’t ya think?

Let me be the first to say that sometimes we must live years with difficult circumstances. As a Christian mom of a child with special needs, I have become a bit of an expert at calling for more grace and Father God has never disappointed me. That doesn’t mean everything was instantly better. Patience is a learned virtue. And learn I did.

Then last week happened. And we saw the floodgates opened wide. We were given a blessing that enabled us to pay off all of our debt, save our mortgage. We had enough left to finish the repairs on our home and cover moving expenses. Oh, did I mention that Harold was given a wonderful car?

So for the first time in our 29 year marriage, absolutely all our needs are met and beyond! It is such a weird feeling. We look at each other in wonder, in awe of how God has everything wrapped up for us before we move. This has been truly more than we ever dreamed of and to say we are thankful does not begin to express what is in our hearts at this moment.

I encourage you to not lose hope, no matter your circumstances. As a preacher once said, the “now” of God will arrive in time.

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7 responses

  1. Holy Crap! I mean, what a horrible phrase to use on a writer’s website – and a post about God’s blessings to boot. But seriously! I’m going to go stalk your facebook page now and see if I can get more details about all this goodness. I’m so happy for you and so very, VERY encouraged, because oy with the patience already. I’m at the threadbare end of some hope deferred in my own little world, and this is just a lovely reminder that sometimes the best things actually do happen. Congratulations to you guys!

    • Rennie, it’s you and your family’s turn next! We so love you guys. I’m praying for the windows to open for you. I have always dreamed of being some stinkin’ rich philanthropist so I could give money away for a living. And “Holy Crap!” was exactly, I swear, what I said when Harold told me about our turn of circumstances. 🙂

    • Kath, thank you so much for being a wonderful friend through all our thick and thin, hard and easy times. It has meant more to us than you know.

  2. Thank you for sharing your flood with me. And your life. : ) I praise God for you, and for His blessings to you, and I’m glad we’re linked into eternity.