" I am the Lord. I change not." Malachi 3:6

Monday, December 22, 2008


This past week has been quite the week! Last Thursday we came home and at about 5:30 we had a pipe burst and flood our finished basement! It was absolutely horrible and very scary. Poor Chad couldn't figure out how to turn the water off and we had water pouring in our home for about 35 minutes. I rushed the boys upstairs right away and started dragging whatever I could upstairs. We have our media room, playoom, office, bathroom, and bar downstairs and as you can imagine I was in shock that this was all happening. I have to tell you though through this whole experience God has truly taught me so much! The plumber we finally got ahold of to come to our home drove 30 minutes to our home to help. Even though he doesn't normally do emergency calls he said he couldn't not help. God was there! I spoke with our homeowner's insurance company that night and they stated as long as the pipe was frozen they would cover everything. I was thankful but nervous they would fight us on where or not the pipe actually froze. I know I should have faith and be calm, but i'm wasn't and being the control freak that I often am I was a wreck. So much so that I hardly slept much all weekend and thought I was going to get sick on numerous occasions yesterday morning before the adjuster came. Well he came around 10:30 and spent 1 hour and a half assesing everything and then went to his car to write up the estimate. What was supposed to take 20 minutes took and hour...and of course I was a mess the whole time wondering if it was going to turn out ok or now. And while I was sitting on my couch praying the Holy Spirit led me to Nehemiah chapter 1 and I was blessed by it!!! Specifically the last part of the chapter, "Give your servant succes today by granting him favor in the presence on this man" and you know what He did. The adjuster came in and gave me a three page report itemizing what they were going to cover and a check for everything including all repairs...and we were blessed. I know for a fact that we will spend less than half what they gave us to repair everything completely and I was brought to me knees once again by God's faithfulness and my lack of trust. The amazing part if God knows my weaknesses and still loves me unconditionally and continues to teach me through all things. I stand in awe once again at the God we serve. So that was Thurs- Today. My birthday was yesterday and turned out to be ok. Chad knew I needed to get out of the house and took me to a movie/dinner and we had a wonderful time. I am so blessed to be married to my best friend...truly I couldn't even begin to imagine my life without him.

So now i'm sitting at my computer and know I need to get up in 3 three hours to get ready to go into the office early and of course am wide awake. It's been nice though in that I got some extra studying done for my last final, paid some bills, and got caught up with some friends. Now i'm just praying that sleep will come and I can rest a bit before my busy day begins. We have also been pounded with a ton of snow and below zero temps..not fun! Well i'm glad tomorrow (today) is my last day of work before Christmas. I'm so looking forward to the time off with family/friends! It will be so fun to experience Christmas with the boys this year. I'll make sure to post pics. Have a great morning! I've been craving the sugar free blueberry muffins and a decaf latter from the coffee shop that I love and will be making a pit stop there before work today for sure! :)

1 comment:

Erika said...

So when I saw the title of your post, (I have to admit) the first thing that came to my mind is that you found out that you are going to have ANOTHER boy and you are naming him "Nehemiah". Haha! :o)
BUT, now that I read it, it makes sense why you named your post Nehemiah. God is so good. I hate to hear about the flood and how it damaged your home and stressed you out to misery but I'm so glad that you didn't fail to see how God works in your everyday life. You are such an inspiration! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!