I’m having trouble concentrating today. There’s random jumbling around my head. So forgive the unpolished words and crazy flow…this is me without my makeup on:
I’m excited because I was asked to be a regular blogger for the Fresh Brew blog at Ungrind.org! When I first started out writing, the editor there, Ashleigh, was the one who really encouraged me. She was the first person to allow my words to invade their space, and she gave me guidance and feedback. I am so thankful for her and know that God placed her in my life for a specific time and purpose.
I’m nervous because I’m undergoing a minor surgery today. I am having a procedure done that marks the end of my childbearing years. I know this is what’s right for our family, for me, but it’s still sad and hard for me to wrap my mind around. I have been pregnant or nursing for all but 6 months out of the last 7 years. This will be a change. I don’t know who I am outside of this part of my life.
Lastly, I’m in awe of God’s provision. In the last two days God has answered my prayers for financial assistance in ways I never foresaw. You assume that it will be an anonymous check in the mail or an unexpected opportunity to earn some money. Instead, He saved us from having to spend money that we saw as inevitable. We’ve been trying to get our family’s dental health in order before the end of the year. I had my first cavity when I was 21-years-old. I’ve always had very healthy teeth. So imagine my surprise when the dentist told me at my last cleaning that I needed a root canal. They gave me an out-of-pocket estimate of $1600. That’s after insurance, people! I was sick to my stomach. We had just worked out a plan to get our debt paid down, and I felt like this was a major step backwards. We went to another dentist for a second opinion, and he took mercy on us. He did the kids dental work and didn’t charge us anything out-of-pocket after our deductible! Then, they only charged me $300 for my tooth!
Praise God, thank you for your provision!
Today I’m thankful for the people God’s placed in my life to encourage me.
Today I’m anticipating a new chapter in a story God’s already written.
Today I’m rejoicing in the unexpected provision of our needs.
I feel like Christmas has already come!
What are you celebrating today?