I was going to show you our newly remodeled pretty bathroom today but I decided to give you all a real life version of the non pretty instead. I woke up this morning to the voice of my husband and daughter outside talking. It meant he was either late for work or something was up. I found out real fast that our well pump went out and we had no running water. Not a huge deal for us, I can run to the neighbors and fill up a bunch of water bottles, but it is a big deal for our animals! Luckily I went around last night and filled all the animals waters up!
So the well pump died.
Our riding lawn mower is still broke and we've been push mowing the yard for a month with 3 mowers.
While throwing bales on the hay conveyor last night a chain snapped and broke.
Seriously what else could go wrong?! Well I'm sure lots could! During church yesterday someone shared a story thanking God for the bad things in their life (yes you are suppose to thank God for the bad) and looking for the blessings to come forth out of it. That message couldn't have come at a better time for us. Pay attention during church y'all. You never know if and when the message is for you.
We happen to have a crazy well that isn't standard. 200.00 to get the part and my husband can fix it himself. Hallelujah.
We *think we figured the mower out and the part is on order. In the meantime my neighbor came and mowed the grass across the street that was knee high without us knowing. All the crying emojis.
The hay conveyor ended up being an easy fix and we were back in business after 10 minutes. In the meantime I filled all the animals water back up. All the praise hands.
And this is just the big stuff!
I could complain and cry that nothing is going right and everything is breaking and we don't have the money to buy all this stuff right now and be mad at the world. But if I did that I'd never see the hand that the Lord has in my life. I'd never see the goodness pour out from his people. And neither would my kids. We get to model this awesome behavior that they instantly see and learn from.
As you go out today on this Monday when everything surely will not go your way and you'd rather have a do over or be back in bed, look for the blessings or silver lining in your life. It's there you just have to find it.