Blessings In Disguise



After the day I had, car breakdown on freeway, towing, 10 hours of waiting for repairs, it would be really easy to just complain. A lot of misfortune happened, at the worst of times. It would be easy to have a "why me" pity party, but I am instead aware of the many blessings that I encountered today:

1. The car broke down going downhill, by an exit so it was easy to pull off the Interstate & pull over to a safe location.

2. My in-laws ( Connie & Rodger Peterson​) so graciously pay for Amy and I to have AAA coverage every year, so I could get a tow truck dispatched quickly.

3. I trust the mechanic who works on our vehicles, and was referred to him by the same great co-worker who left me a Starbucks "get well" card at said mechanic's shop on his way to work.

4. My wife was already going to CDA/Post Falls w/ the Gs for shopping and dental appt, so I got to spend extra time with them.

5. I have a job that allows me to work remotely and get just as much done as if I were physically there.

6. I have great co-workers who don't miss a beat if I'm gone. In fact, they more than make up for it, and never complain.

7. I got to share our adoption stories with our mechanic and his wife while waiting for the repairs.

8. Even though adoption expenses have depleted most of our savings, because I have such a frugal wife, and because I got some extra opportunities to make money this Summer, we are able to pay for our repairs.

9. Bonus: No cavities for any of the 3 Gs!

I could go on and on, but I'll stop for now. I'll also admit that these items didn't come to me "naturally," today, I had my bouts of selfishness and impatience, believe me. But in the end, after driving home and reflecting on the day, I was made aware of how much I have to be thankful for! Blessings are all around us. Sometimes we just have to look harder for them.


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