I’m not sure if it’s the time of year, or just the time in our lives, but I feel so blessed these days.
My cup runneth over a lot!
I was thinking this as Elias has once again gotten his wheezy cough. I was remembering when it used to be that our “preemie baby” was hospitalized with RSV. After his lungs were damaged by that, for the next 2 years a small cold would land him in the hospital. Now our little boy is nearly 4, and a cold is just a bad cold. It’s annoying, and we deal with it, but it doesn’t mean automatic hospital time anymore. I feel so blessed by having 4 kids who are well enough now to handle mild illnesses without nurses, oxygen masks and vital checks every few hours. I was thankful for their help when we needed it, but I’m very thankful we don’t need their services just now!
In bigger news than colds in our house: harvest is done! I don’t mean by any stretch of the imagination that work is done. However, the crop is off the fields and there’s a big collective sigh of relief. A few records were broken this year. Fastest ever harvest was one of them. In my short history to draw from, the earliest the guys have ever been done is October 31st. They were done last Thursday.
So then the blessings get bigger. What does Knut want to do on his first morning off? He wanted to come meet my midwife as I was headed to an appointment. I didn’t ask him. I didn’t even bring it up as a possibility as I assumed he just wanted to lay low on Friday morning or work on odd jobs, or even just sleep. No, he wanted to spend some time with me. That’s what he said. He missed me. Melt. My. Heart.
We went out to lunch after our appointment. I had a chocolate mousse tower for dessert. It was worthy of mentioning on the “I’m Blessed” post for sure!
Saturday he replaced the downstairs bathroom sink faucet that has been dripping for the last few years. It started out as a slow drip. He’s done multiple fixes to this sink since we moved in. Over harvest, it went from a slow drip to about a drop a second and it was driving me nuts! Now I have a shiny new faucet, and best of all, I won’t have to clean the rusty spot all the time from our well water dripping there constantly anymore! I’m just giddy with the thought.
He fixed the light in the kitchen, he fixed the handle to the drawer of the coffee table. He carried the heavy old vacuum down to the basement and got all the spots I can no longer contort my body to reach. He replaced the old batteries on all the smoke detectors that I can’t reach but have been beeping low battery warnings like crazy lately and also driving me crazy.
Do you have any idea how awesome it is to not be the only adult in this house?
That is by no means an exhaustive list of our blessings of this last week. This Monday as Knut heads back to work, since there’s still much to be done, I’m so thankful for this amazing harvest. I’m so thankful that the critical point has been passed of getting it off the fields. I’m thankful for all the blessings that come with harvest, but most of all, I’m so thankful to have my hubby home…at least by supper time (or close to supper time) for awhile.
Thank you Jesus, for the little rain we got this year. Thank you for willing the crops to grow. Thank you for sustaining our health to get the work done. Thank you so much for my hard working husband. Thank you for chocolate mousse towers.
If you’d like to share how God has blessed you this last week, I would love to hear about it! You can leave a comment, or a link to your own “I’m Blessed:” post if you’d like. Our God is so good.