RIP Home Freezer and Pretty Red Laptop.

Ask the Lord for rain in the springtime; it is the Lord who makes the storm clouds. He gives showers of rain to men, and plants of the field to everyone. Zechariah 10:1

“Sometimes God calms the storm, sometimes He calms the sailor.” Anon

Living in California, we don’t get hurricane warnings, mainly because we don’t get hurricanes. If we did, I would have had a doozy of a storm warning come in last week. My life is just like the fast and furious winds of a quick moving storm lately. Not to mention that trials were pelting me like a torrential downpour. Let me share just a few:

Last Thursday: Car trouble $300.00, car was overheating.

Friday AM: Take my oldest son to ER, possibly had a mild concussion.

Friday PM: Internet goes down, which meant our phone lines went down, for four days.

Friday PM: Car is still overheating. (Dropped it back off this morning)

Saturday: I drop my three month new laptop on the ground…It is DOA.

Sunday: Our daughter’s headlights go out in her car, need to replace those.

Monday: Our freezer goes into a 24hour heat induced coma, lose all food inside.

When I was cleaning out the freezer with my daughter, I shared with her that I was not going to be down about the past week. I started laughing and even praying out loud. “Lord, I am going to pass these tests. I am going to find joy in these trials. These are just labor pains. I know the blessing is on the way!” My daughter smiled and looked at me like I had two heads. Laughing, she said, “Mom, I can’t believe you. You seem so happy.” Looking up from my garbage bag, filled with squishy thawed food, I smiled “Honey, we are to count it all joy.”

There is no better way to teach our children, then in the storm.

6 Responses to RIP Home Freezer and Pretty Red Laptop.
  1. Angela
    September 16, 2008 | 2:33 pm

    You an an obedient daughter which makes you a wise mother.

  2. Michele Williams
    September 16, 2008 | 3:22 pm

    The Lord says we are to rejoice always… that is what you are doing… I pray this week will go better for you all.

  3. LauraLee Shaw
    September 16, 2008 | 3:53 pm

    Oh, and this post gives me joy! Your example is a blessing!

  4. Candy
    September 16, 2008 | 6:07 pm

    Very powerful! It’s hard to look at everything with joy, but I see where your coming from. I need to push a little harder at showing my son the peace and joy we can experience through disaster.

  5. Angie
    September 17, 2008 | 10:01 am

    Praise God! Only with Him can a person have that attitude in the midst of all that.

    Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice!

  6. Julie
    September 24, 2008 | 2:01 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I’m trying to “count it all joy”. I didn’t drop a laptop, but I can relate. In May, just 5 weeks after my husband acquired his dream piece of technology–an LCD HD TV–I threw the new Wii Mote and broke the TV. (I didn’t really throw it, but I lost control of it and it hit the screen.) My husband was great, but I still have trouble getting over it. That was a lot of money wasted. But God brought some great things out of this. And I knew (beyond any doubt!) that my husband loves me more. (See my blog post from June 6th).