Thursday, March 29, 2007

minor miracles

This happened last week, but I ran out of time to finish the post. I thought I'd go ahead and share it with you anyway....

Today for me started out as a real Monday. The shower in my bathroom has tile coming off the wall so I had to take a shower in my kids' bathroom. I got in my car to drive to work and the dell dj was locked up and wouldn't play any tunes. Anne called me and told me that a tiny bolt came off a screw on her nice sunglasses and they were now rendered useless. It definitely felt like the week wasn't starting the way I would like. I was calculating how much these little annoyances were going to cost me...new mp3 player...new sunglasses...shower...ugh. After I recovered from the calculations in my head, I had to come to the conclusion that it's just stuff, and it's just money. Of course, that's easier said than done, but the truth is it's easy to get caught up in the frustration of the moment, and lose sight of the bigger picture. The bigger picture is that life will go on, even if we only have one shower. Actually, the bigger picture is that I am blessed to have a shower at all. Well, after almost a full day of stressing about what to do about the shower, unable to listen to any tunes, God showed me once again that he even sweats the small stuff. After some wrestling with the dj, it actually came back to life and started working again. I was shocked because the screen had totally gone dark, and I didn't think I would ever hear from it again. Then, I got a call from Anne. She had been frustrated about her sunglasses and decided to take one more look in her van to see if she could find the bolt. She knew there was basically no chance, since the bolt was smaller than some of the specks of dirt that were laying on the floorboard. Yet, as she was looking, something in the crevice of the seat caught her eye. As she stooped down, she could hardly believe it. There it was, the bolt that was about the size of a head of a pin. She picked it up, took it to the optical store, and her glasses were fixed like new! I had to smile at that one. Once again, God cares enough to show me that he is in control of it all. Now, if there were just some miraculous way that those tiles could go back up in the shower....

1 comment:

Dad said...

Dear Sonshine,

I liked your minor miracles. You do know how to put together words to make the story interesting. Keep on and you will be a wordsmith.

Love ya, Dad