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Thursday, March 19, 2015
LEANING ON EACH OTHER WHEN LIFE GETS DRIPPY
on loving each other as brothers and sisters.”Hebrews 13:1, NIV
Staring at the drip coming through the hole in the
ceiling doesn’t help but I do it anyway.
What does that pipe lead to?Will the new shower walls and tile that looks
so beautiful need to be torn down to get to the aforementioned pipe?How much is this going to cost us
We had a wet spot on the ceiling in our family room
for oh….a year or so (oops!) but I thought it was from the handful of times
Luke overflowed the tub.You know
a-once-in-a-while-occurrence-so-no-big-deal.Our handyman, Bill, took down part of the ceiling recently (in the
family room below the master bathroom) and when we ran the shower we had
pan-full of water leak through.It
didn’t happen when I took a bath or when the remove-able shower head was down
in the tub; we knew the walls were bad around there so we thought
removing/replacing the walls and putting up new tile would solve the problem.
It couldn’t be that easy could it? My response to
noticing the water on our hardwood in the family room again today has been
craning my neck to see the trickle and ringing my hands.
lecture myself, “Stop wasting the day worrying!”I do
what I can by calling the hubby and the handyman.I pray. “Lord, I called
the hubby and the handyman.They will
both be here later today. Help them figure this out since I am not a handywoman
like my sister-in-law, Carrie, and help me leave this in your capable hands.”
But it’s hard to not keep going back to the seeping
spot and gawking at it.Isn’t this so
true with other concerns in life, especially related to our loved ones with
special needs? We keep picking at the same spot, or at least I do.It does me no good. The Lord wants me to look to Him for my help in all things; whether
it be leaks or Luke and who will care for him when I no longer can.
to lean on our sisters and brothers in Christ.
I’m grateful for this blog and other on-line
communities that make me remember I am not by myself when it comes to being a
parent of a special kiddo and, even more importantly, in my Christian walk.I’m so thankful for my Christian friends and
family. We can’t go it alone; as the body of Christ we need each other!
Where would I be if I couldn’t call on the body of
Christ to help and pray for me when I’m wounded or worrying; whether it be
about drops coming down from the ceiling or anything else?
Lord thank you so much that you are always with us.Thank you that you give us sisters and
brothers in Christ to help ease our burdens.
so I don’t get in trouble with my wonderful husband, Mike:He is very good at fixing many things around
our house himself! By Deb Abbs