Sometimes things that are hard, sad, embarrassing, or humbling have to happen for us to remember just how big our God is.
Today’s the day my car finally went in to be fixed. The insurance covering the incident was also going to pay for a rental car for us while mine got fixed.
Eight a.m. appointment time to meet at the shop and get these things situated. Not a big deal, right? I’ve had one hell of a morning. I’m not even done crying over it all, and it’s hardly 9:30.
After a hiccup with my debit card and attempting to fix it to no avail for over 30 minutes, I sent the rent a car guy on his way and called for a ride home. He was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met, and I would never ask someone to break protocol and put their job on the line for me, so it absolutely was not his fault.
As I sat in my car at the shop crying on the phone to my mom and waiting for my ride, the saint that owns the shop came to talk to me. Not only did he have a loaner I could use until he gets my car done, he also showed me my super fantastic, beautiful new door. It’s probably something you’d have had to have been there for, but I’ve never met a nicer, more understanding human in my life. Especially to a complete stranger. He flipped my entire day around, and I am more humbled and grateful than I can ever say.
I know it’s early in the day, so I’m sure there will be a part 2 for this rainy Monday, but this was worth sharing now.
As for the kids, Brett, and I? We’re going to chill in our pajamas and watch movies for the day. Until we have to get Averi from school, that is.
Don’t forget to stop and dance in the rain. Let it shape you, change you, water your soul. God sends rain, but never without a rainbow. Storms don’t last forever, and they're necessary for change. Embrace the hard, and dive all the way in. You can’t imagine the wonderful things waiting for you on the other side.