Saturday, June 02, 2012

Just the right amount

Something awesome happened to us last week as we were getting ready to pack up for the end of the semester! It's baby-related and needs a little bit of backstory to communicate the full awesomeness so here goes:

For summer, we'll be living in the Springfield area, about an hour and a half from the New Tribes campus. A problem we've been debating is whether or not Gina should switch baby doctors. To switch to a Springfield doctor would mean paperwork, and uncertainty about which doctor we could get. To keep our current doctor would mean almost 2 hour drives for the checkup appointments.

One of the reasons we considered keeping the current doctor was that we could stay in our campus house for a while after he's born. Gina has already "nested" the house and it really has come to feel like home, and we really could enjoy some tranquil moments with just us and the new guy without other distractions there. The main problem with doing that is that it has felt like a "splurge" in a time when we don't feel like we can make unnecessary purchases.

Here's the really neat part - Gina had just hung up the phone, having called about the cost of rent for the week. It was going to be about $115-130. I went to straighten up the girls' room and found a suitcase on the floor that they had played with. Some of the contents had spilled out so as I was cleaning it up I realized that there were some envelopes from our Florida trip in January. I opened one envelope up and there were several cards from family and friends, with cash totaling $130!

We feel like this is a cool answer to prayer - being able to be in a place that feels totally "ours" is going to be really sweet for those first few days, when the little guy's brand new. Thanks for reading, I hope it's encouraging for you to read that God really does work in our lives every day. I know we personally need that reminder often!

5 comments:

Joanna K. said...

That's so cool! Praise our awesome God for His unfailing kindness! Thanks for sharing. =)

Ruth said...

How awesome! I love how God provides just what is needed, whether it is cash for rent, or gracious words for a hurting friend, or strength for the day.

J Sews said...

Yes, He is just like His name says, "Jehovah Jireh"! (The God who provides!)

Jaminabeth said...

Yay! :) Write it in a book! We just had Verne and Denny over the other night, and he asked for more examples of the Lord's provision in our lives that we stand in awe of. It was so fun to reminisce about the Lord... so good to remember those things! :)

Jaminabeth said...

Yay! :) Write it in a book! We just had Verne and Denny over the other night, and he asked for more examples of the Lord's provision in our lives that we stand in awe of. It was so fun to reminisce about the Lord... so good to remember those things! :)