Friday, March 27, 2009

Blessings

As many of you know, we recently moved back into our house in Tempe. What to do with the kids and school was not an easy decision, but after praying about whether or not to transfer schools, we decided to keep them in their current schools until the end of the school year. We knew that it would not be easy with needing to drive them back and forth. Dennis still works up at I-17 and Bell Rd, so he takes them in the morning and drops them off. We also decided to keep Allison in her preschool, and that makes it a little more difficult with her schedule. On the days she has preschool, we have a wonderful friend in our previous ward who picks Allison up along with her daughter and takes her back to her house for awhile until I pick her up and then pick up the boys from school. So it's a lot of driving on the freeway back and forth. Well on Tuesday I had to be up in the area earlier to take some kids to the doctor (yes, our dr. is still up that way too). When we were done, I called Dennis to see if he wanted to get together for lunch. I picked him up at work, then headed to pick up Allison. As I turned onto the street where our friend lives and was almost at her house when the tire on the van went flat. It was amazing how flat it got and how quickly. I was so grateful that Dennis was with me and that I wasn't on the freeway by myself with a baby! The tire was changed and I no longer wondered how I was going to bide my time until I had to get Cade and Ethan. I took it to Discount Tire where they found a hole in it that was most likely made by a bolt or something like that. This experience has just been a reminder to me of how much the Lord is watching out for us and blesses us. Was I excited to have a flat and have to buy a new tire and have an unexpected expense? No, but it was a blessing that it didn't go flat on the freeway, which would have been a more dangerous situation.

We had parent teacher conferences this week. I'm grateful that we have such great kids and students. Their teachers expressed their gratitude for not switching the boys in school and making the effort to get them to school even though we are farther away. It helped reaffirm my feeling and decision to leave the boys where they are for now.

These small experiences have been a great reminder to me that the Lord loves me and knows my situation and is watching out for me.

5 comments:

Adriana said...

Thanks for the reminder! BTW, did I mention that I love that picture of you and Adam? You look very pretty and he is so cute! :D

Dawn Bushman said...

I was wondering if your children had to change schools this late in the school year. I work at a K-8 and it is so hard on the kids when they have to move in and out of my school while they are trying to focus on their studies. We've seen a lot more of the kids move into my school because of the economy (I work at a school where the family incomes are below poverty levels) and it's been destructive for them, both academically and emotionally. It is so wonderful to see parents like you who are willing sacrifice your time and resources so they can complete a year at their school. The Lord obviously agrees!

cfarar said...

I am glad it is working out for you. What a blessing that Dennis was with you. I would die if that happened all by myself.

monika said...

"Blessings" is a very appropriate title!! I think "Adventures in the Life Of..." would also cut it. You know you are doing something right when you have disasters strike at the best possible time! A father of 9 kids in our ward said that he can always tell the latest addition was supposed to come, because after the child comes, blessings pour in! (He's such a cute little blessing, too!)

Jim and Brooke said...

I know what you mean. We have seen an outpouring of blessings come our way too. Isn't it great to know where they all come from and who we can thank for them!