Friday, March 18, 2011

We Needed a Miracle

We were facing a huge obstacle, our van had temporary tags and had to pass inspection in 30 days, if not we would not be able to drive our vehicle. We took it to a mechanic who said he would take it to a sale and see what we could get out of it-it was not worth fixing. And he estimated the cost would be well over $3,000. Where were we going to come up with that kind of money? And in time to get it inspected? Of course we began to pray!

The answer came (still unknown to us) in the form of a man who showed up at our church Wednesday night for service. He and Jonathan hit it off very well and he returned the next Wednesday night for service. In the midst of their conversations they talked about our van and the fact that this man was an excellent mechanic. Long story short, this guy took our van and worked on the transmission last Saturday from 12 noon to 1am. Worked on it for free, we just payed for the parts which was a little over $100. That Sunday morning a man gave us the exact amount of $$ needed to purchase another part needed, which our new friend fixed our van with. Then on top of all this, he took our van with him to work, and inspected it off the clock, on his time thus waiving the inspection fee. Our original $3000.00 problem has been fixed for a little over 200.00, plus the fee for registration.

God's provision and timing is PERFECT and he has even timed the extra expense right around my receiving my first paycheck from the post office. We needed a miracle, and God provided! What a Mighty God we serve!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Jachin's First Steps

The Long awaited Event has finally happened! Jachin took his first official steps today! He is 15 months old and we are THRILLED!

Monday, March 14, 2011

One Thousand Gifts

I have read Ann Voskamp's new book 1000 Gifts, it was very good, and it brought a whole new perspective on my journey to 1000 thanks (and beyond). I am behind on my thanks but hope to catch up.
31. White chubby arm of baby draped across his daddy's shoulder
32. Baby smile with few teeth that makes it all worth it
33. Disappearing cookies
34. Disappearing food
35. Baby cuddling in laundry
36. The whole family kicking their feet on the floor with the baby
37. Those arms that hold me.
38. Scent of him
39. Bed
40. Getting through the first days of post office training.
41. New reminder's that I really do like people
42. Baked goods and messy kitchen, still needing cleaned
43. Imperfection, me, husband, children, all of us.
44. Tired oldest boy.
45. The cooler in the yard puddle, out in the middle.
46. Giggling children
47. Clutter that comes again and again
48. Greater reliance on my Father
49. Life's busy-ness
50. Hope

Friday, March 11, 2011

Birthday Blessings

Monday March 7, 2011
Jonathan made me a delcious carrot cake from scratch, with homemade cream cheese frosting!
He also made me lasagna from scratch, his first time making it and it was delicious!
Look at all those candles : ) I turned 29, and according to Karagen I am "OLD!"
I look a little tired here, it was the end of the day and I had worked 8 hours at the post office...and with being pregnant, I was worn out, but happy indeed!