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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Little Things He Does...

So, last nite I had a bit of a meltdown.  Same 'ole song and dance, really.  Finances, frustration about certain things going nowhere, etc.  The pot just has to boil over every so often.  I hadn't cried in a while... I was due.

Then this morning I took the boys to the Splash Factory so they could have a good time and exert some energy.  Oh yeah, my sweet parents are letting me borrow their car while my dad is home on vacation this week.  The boys and I have enjoyed having the freedom to run to the library, go to the grocery store in the middle of the day... and precious stuff like that.  You don't realize how great those options are, until you lose them.  Anyway, we went to the Splash Factory, and when I got home the Fed Ex guy rung the doorbell.  I was expecting some things in the mail and from UPS (I ordered stuff from Amazon with credit I earned from surveys), not Fed Ex.  It ended up being a prize I won from Twizzlers (for simply writing this post).

 It's a beach bag, beach towel and some packages of Twizzlers, of course!  Just about an hour prior to opening that package, I was like... "uh, I thought I had a beach or mesh bag that we could put stuff in to take the water park, oh well."  Then, here I was "hello, beach/mesh bag!"  Lol.

Then, this afternoon I took the boys to the library, post office and bank (oh yes, enjoying the heck out of having a car at my disposal!) and when I got back, I checked my email.  I received an email from one of the Word-Of-Mouth Street Team things I do.  I won a prize for telling people about Grouptune (see this post)!
$50 credit to buy Christian music... I'm down with that!

Now, the meltdown I had last nite involved worrying about money... and the next day, I was handed two prizes.  Of course, neither of these prizes help pay the bills.  They aren't necessities that will help us stretch our dollars farther.  But, I am grateful, because, as silly as it sounds, these littles prizes (the beach bag, the candy, the credit for music, the stuff I'm getting for free from Amazon, the car I've been allowed to borrow for a week!) are TOTALLY from God.  His little way of saying, "Hey, look... I got you covered!"  Thanks, God.  I know You do.


Candi said...

THANKS! I NEEDED THAT! I have those meltdowns, too, especially when I can look at our finances and know exactly when our savings will run out if things don't change soon! :)
God's got it.

Stef Layton said...

I'm your newest follower - I have never seen anyone else know where Grand Prairie TX is !! My grandparents & uncle lived there - we got to visit once, and enjoy the little downtown area (or what was a little downtown area 20 years ago)

Things Sent My Way said...

I'm following from the Friendly Friday hop. Come visit me back!

Michelle @ Things Sent My Way

Joanne said...

Awesome! Yay for winning and double yay for free stuff!

Sorry about the meltdown. I hate those. About a month ago I was having one pretty much every day!

On another note, we need to have you guys over soon. Hoping to have a house warming party, so be on the lookout for the invite for that too.