Friday, April 19, 2013

God even cares about the small stuff (which is still sometimes the big stuff)

So last night, I couldn't sleep.  I was reading the articles, watching a little bit of the news (when the kids weren't around), and it's just too much to take in sometimes.  So instead of sleep, I prayed.  I prayed specifically for the safety and protection of our family.  Here is what happened today:

(First of all, yes it's snowing here, on April 19th in Wisconsin.) My truck broke down!  Here is the amazing thing about it.  The kids and I headed out to the store to buy some meatballs, because it's Max's night to cook and he picked meatballs.  I had a $10 off coupon for this meat and cheese warehouse (they have those kind of things in WI) :) and I thought it would make Friday night dinner, so much more easy.   So we went, purchased the meatballs, and headed home.  On the way (we are in the country this whole time), we drive by this consignment shop and I notice there is a bike out for sale.  I kept on driving.  I then made a sudden stop, and turned around to go check out this bike, I just knew this was going to be a good deal.  We went into the shop, rode the bike around the parking lot and ended up buying the bike, plus another one and I was very pleased with my find.  When we got back into the car it wouldn't start.!  My truck was broke.  After a friendly customer tried to give me a jump start, he then determined it was my alternator (as did my husband who I was on the phone with).  Wow, it could have died anywhere....  while I was driving, stranding me along a country road, or much worse, when I was traveling by myself with the kids back to Illinois (on the interstate).  But, we were safe, IN a parking lot, waiting for my husband to come pick us up and make an action plan.  Then something even more amazing happened.  The owner of the store came out and said he would fix my truck for free, as long as Brent brought him the part!  What!!??  Why??  Is there a catch??  I stood there, for a second staring at him and he said, "I fix race cars on the side and can have it done in no time".  Again, what!! Why??  I called and told Brent to stop at the auto parts store and bring an alternator. Brent's response was the same as mine "what, why??"...  Brent showed up, and by then, this nice guy had already taken out the old one and was ready to install the new one, and in about 10 minutes, it was done!  WHAT A BLESSING!!  When I asked for God's protection, I didn't have the smaller things in mind, but this clearly was awesome.  And God put us in the right place at the right time, because HE is AWESOME like that! 
♥  Shannon

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