It has been the most bizarre, and truly wacky week in the Finch household. It feels like everything that could go wrong, has gone wrong – but not in a crisis way, more like an “I’m going to get under your skin and slowly drive you nuts” kind of way. And yet, at the same time, things have crazily been working out for us in those moments too. Here are a few examples.
Dave drives the truck to lunch with his good friend on Thursday. When they are leaving he notices that the front plate under the bumper is hanging off of the truck on one side in a “not safe to drive, might fall off half way home” kind of way. It just so happens that on that day, Dave’s friend brought along his father-in-law who Macgyver’s that thing back on with a special knot and a phone charging cord.
Dave gets home, doesn’t have a key, tries the garage key pad, the battery is dead, all the doors are locked. He thinks, hey Isaac and his babysitter said they were going for sushi, maybe they are still there…. they were. And it wasn’t the first thing they did that day.
I dropped my favorite earring down the drain with the water running full blast. I was positive it had been swept away because it was so small and light…opened the trap anyway and there it was.
Everett was extremely late for school, but when we got to the end of our street the normally crazy road we have to make a left hand turn onto was eerily quiet, and that continued the entire trip.
The list doesn’t end here, this week we have killed batteries in cars, had garage door openers not work, broken glasses, chipped plates, dropped food all over the floor – including a head of cauliflower that rolled out of a bag in the middle of the counter and exploded on the floor. Sure these things happen all the time, but for us they’ve all happened repeatedly over the last six days. I just keep saying “thank you Lord” every time something, that could have been a bigger inconvenience, becomes something we can laugh about.
This week has been a great reminder for both of us to see the small blessings everywhere in our every day lives. God is with you through the good times and the bad, even when the bad times aren’t really that bad. He sees your frustrations, and your struggles ,and he WILL help you; you just have to ask, and then you have to be willing to see him.