July 26, 2007

Incredible Magnitude

Thursday. This week has gone by so quickly. The twins (Jack and Sophie) have been going to day camp at ACU this week. I just don't think they could be having a better time. They both love their counselors and Jack is enjoying his leaders and his helper counselor. I am so appreciative of the kindness being shown to them. Jack was not able to participate in some sports stuff yesterday, so he was invited to help set up snacks and get some copies made in the camp office. He had a great time and I don't think that he could have felt any more blessed. I am so grateful.

I don't know who to thank, but we have a new roof on our house as of yesterday. A man knocked on our door last Thursday and said that he would be showing up Friday to put a new roof on our house. We have had a leak for a couple of years, that I think was there when we had to have a new roof put on about 5 years ago or so due to hail damage. It only ever leaks when it rains HARD. It would leak through our light and fan fixture in the middle of our living room. I would put a bucket under it and not turn on the light fixture for a couple of days and call it good. I realize there are many people who just read the last sentence and are flabbergasted by my lack of interest in the leak. Dealing with all that goes along with a new roof was just too much for my stress level. Fix it stuff is a stressor for me. And, this is West Texas, it hardly ever rains, and when it does it is often not that hard of rain. So my level of avoidance needed only be addressed maybe 2-3 times a year. A couple of months ago I came home to a roof that had 3 leaks, a broken washing machine, and I was driving a loaner car from the dealership because our van had officially died the day before. I did not freak out. We bought a new washing machine, a good used van, but still I couldn't call a roofer. La, La, La, La. Closed my eyes, covered my ears and just couldn't take the stress.

So thank you to whoever you are, because I wont have to have a bucket handy any more. You have taken something from me that stressed me out so much that I couldn't even let the thought live in my head for more than a moment. May the Lord bless you and keep you. Most gratefully and sincerely I say thank you. And every time it rains that crazy hard rain, my heart will be filled with renewed grattitude for your kindness and love.

A blessing of incredible magnitude.


Jan & Tom said...

PTL!!! It's awesome how God sends just the right people and things into our lives at just the right moment, isn't it? I'm overjoyed for you, Tammy!!! Camp, special counselor for Jack, new roof...lots of people who love and care for you guys!!! Many more blessings to you!

Love ya,

Jan & Tom