Do you remember last year when we had to have our refrigerator repaired? It was going to be expensive and then someone mentioned an independent repair man who was able to fix it for much less. Tim gave this man a call, he looked at our air conditioning unit and it is going to be fixed this weekend for a fraction of what the bigger companies were going to charge. The estimates were for $1500 and up, and maybe you should just replace it because it is 10 years old....God is so very good.
Did I mention here that I had been having phone issues? My faithful cell phone stopped working. It was old and tired. I could have upgraded it last year but didn't. Tim dug and old one out and I used that for a while until it stopped working too. So for Mother's Day he, Lindsay and Emily paid for me to upgrade to an iPhone 4s!
It came yesterday and I got it all set up except that it keeps telling me that I have no service even though all the cell phones in our house are busy being used all day and night! Also, I can't get my contacts from my old phone to the new one....kind of a problem. When I called the woman on the phone with a very heavy accent said that I needed to take it to the nearest AT&T store, so that is what I am going to do. I think my Mom had this issue too. They will be able to help me out! Right? I hope so!
Sometimes everything comes at us at once and we shake our heads and say "Really?" It is comforting to know that God is with us and that these are such minor issues in the grand scheme of life. Many people in the world live without these issues though because they don't have the privilege of having either air conditioning or cell phones! An interesting thing though is that Tim, Lindsay and Emily said that nearly all the adults living in the African village Tim grew up in now had cell phones and electricity!
So today, I give thanks once again as I see God's hand at work on our behalf, especially with the A/C. I am thankful that he allowed us to stay comfortable even through the heat and that it has cooled down a lot. Storms are headed our way today and summer is on it's way. I am thankful for air conditioning. I am thankful for my new phone. God could have chosen, for my good, to not have us repair the a/c and to have me have a not as fun phone. It would have been okay, and what I needed.
He is good.