surprised by blessings

Today began like most days, up with the alarm, make sure the boys are moving and getting ready for school, get ready to serve at church before beginning my shift in customer service.

My husband dropped me off at the church so he could return the rental car as the truck was finally finished at the repair shop.  While balancing babies on my knees I received a call from my boss.

After last week’s lunch with my boss and his boss, he called to offer a shift change for me and for my husband.  We would now be working the same shifts; instead of my working 2:30-11:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and my husband’s shift of  10 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday- Saturday. I was amazed by how quickly this was taken from the conversation we had on Friday to being put into action on Tuesday.  An incredible blessing for our family.

The truck’s repairs cost over $7000 due to my son’s accident last month.  The blessing of car insurance covering this amount was beyond a blessing.  We did have to pay a deductible, but the deductible was minor compared to the total bill.

I called my mom to tell her about the changes at work and she erupted with a “Praise God!”

I had to smile, it was a praise point.  I had not pursued the shift change.  The truck costs being covered and having a safe rental vehicle to drive for the past month while the truck was being repaired, is  something I don’t take for granted.

I love the little moments like today, when God shows up and reminds me that He has been in the middle of everything, even when I had forgotten.

It’s enough to make me break into song.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow, Praise Him all creatures here below, Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts, Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.



About gretchenr17

Wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. Writer, farmer, fellow sojourner... at every turn I learn a bit more about God's wild mercies.
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