24 August 2012

Of Amazing Generosity

A few days ago our washer up and quit on me.  It returned an error and failed to complete washing the diapers I had started the night before (yes, unwashed diapers sitting in their own, undrained water - it was quite lovely).  Faced with the indecision of attempting to fix it ourselves (with an expensive part) or calling in a professional and crossing our fingers for a cheap fix (though the professional would be no cheaper than the part, I'm sure), I posted our sad predicament on Facebook.

Immediately I was inundated with offers to use the washing machines of others, friends begging me to leave my unwashed items on my porch so they could come do them for me and even a free washer.  Have I mentioned we have the best friends in the world?

So, right now I'm listening to the rattle of a much-too-loud machine that doesn't have the fancy cycles to which I am accustomed.  But what's important?  I'm listening to a machine that works.  That we spent not a penny on.

God is good.

Also, I'm thinking my oven might be broken next week, any offers?  Hehe, I kid, I kid.

1,000 Gifts:
793. The generosity of friends
794. Ch-ch-ch-changes.
795. Morning dew between my toes.
796. The final pink wisps of sunrise.
797. Cooling air that marks the end of summer.
798. A new orange friend.

Photo from Yesterday: 
Game Night!  Micaiah is actually a Super-Star at Monopoly Junior.

Whole 30:
Day 16 - 
Breakfast - Scrambled Eggs, Banana
Lunch - Salad with Chicken Carnitas and Guacamole
Snack - 1/2 Banana Bread Larabar (my second favorite so far, Apple Pie being first favorite)
Dinner - Shashlik, Crunchy Broccoli Slaw (SO good!  Philip wasn't a fan because it was too sweet for him with the White Balsamic Vinegar - but Emmett and I loved it.)

Day 17 - 
Breakfast - Scrambled Eggs, Banana
Lunch - Leftover Shaslik, Crunchy Broccoli Slaw, Grapes
Snack - Mixed Nuts
Dinner - Beef and Chicken Fondue with Mojo Cooking Style, Broccoli, Green Peppers

Worst Part of these Days - Feeling like we're still not past the craving stage.  More than halfway through and I'd like to stop waiting for this thing to be over and really appreciate eating good food - which I do sometimes, but it feels like we vacillate - it's definitely been a roller coaster that doesn't feel like it's evening out.

Best Part of these Days - Looking at my kids' colorful lunch plates, with carrots, grapes, cherries, cheese (yes, they still get cheese) and other good-for-them foods and knowing our eating habits are affecting them in a positive way.

1 comment:

  1. God IS Good! He is so generous in his provision. What a blessing to see his generous and loving nature through friends who are looking out for us and taking care of us. Thank you for sharing.