Saturday, February 03, 2007

All Things Are Possible

Have you had one of those days where you are so overwhelmed you just don't know how you are gonna make it?

I had one of those recently. It was last week. AS typical my husband got the girls up and they were getting ready for school and work respectively. The boys were still asleep and for all intensive purposes, so was I. All of a sudden we hear a pop and then we hear water spraying all over the place. Come to find out the pressure valve on the water heater popped. (Let me tell you we are so happy we tiled that room... I could only imagine what would have happened had it not been.) So, we called the gas company because we had the water heater put in September 1 by them and they came out to look at it.

I had already had a really bad week with other things going on but this was perhaps the straw that broke the camel's back, or so I thought.

I had to run out before the gas company came out, so my mom was at the house and watching the boys while I was gone. When the gas company guy came out he checked the water heater and it was fine, just the valve went. He then checked our water pressure, it was TOO HIGH. So he told my mom that we were going to have to get a plumber out her to put a water regulator on the house. It should only cost about $300 he said.

Well, to an already stressful week, when I heard this I was crushed. How in the world were we going to be able to do this? We were hoping the gas in the vehicles would hold out until pay day as is. So on my way home, I cried and I prayed, and I cried some more.

I also talked to the water department and the guy that I talked to there told me it was a simple thing to do and the regulator itself was only about $40-$50 bucks and then what ever connections you had to get. So, I talked to mom and dad and checked with Jeff and we decided what we would do was see if Jeff(hubby) could put it in and if he could it would save us at least $200. Mom and Dad gave us the money to do it and after a trip to Lowe's it took 20 minutes for him to climb under the house and install it.

So, even though we didn't know how He was going to do it God provided. The awesom thing is, we knew the regulator would fix the water heater. We did not realize that the water pressure was what blew the one faucet we had already replaced and that it was also the reason both of our toilets were leaking. With the pressure taken care of it has saved us more heartache.

"What is humanly impossible is possible for God."
(Luke 18:27 GNB)

God provides. We just have to learn to seek His will and ask for help.

God Bless.

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