I trust that you all had a blessed and beautiful Mother's Day yesterday! I realize for some that Mother's Day can be a difficult day. I totally understand that as I have had my own share of sorrows regarding motherhood, but without lingering there, I am thankful to have learned to enjoy the day because of what God has done for me...for the blessings I do have, and not dwell on the sorrows of that which I do not have. I am very thankful that He has helped me greatly in that regard. And so now I would like to share with you some of the blessings and praises of the past 24 hours!
Our family had decided to have a cookout here at our house in the evening since our daughter in love had to work all day and by the time she got off we knew finding a decent restaurant would be difficult on Mother's Day. So our son Scott grilled the chicken, and I kept it simple by boiling corn on the cob and making a salad and some red potatoes and deviled eggs. Around 4:00 p.m. we noticed that the house was suddenly feeling very warm. It was 90 degrees and very humid outside and rising to 85 degrees inside very rapidly. The central air unit was definitely malfunctioning. Of course, on a Sunday there is no one to call. So we just had to turn off the AC and turn on every fan we could find. Wouldn't help to open the windows, that's for sure! But we didn't want to cancel our dinner, so we just all sweated together and kept the fans blowing!
First thing this morning we called AC repairman. He said he'd be over around 1:00 p.m., and to their credit, they were here right on time! After checking things out, he determined it was NOT the AC unit itself, but the thermostat! Praise God! A new AC unit would have cost $5,000.00! The thermostat was only $225.00, labor included! So here is the new one...just installed, and the temperature is going down, down, down as we speak....81 is much better than 88, where it was earlier! What a blessing and answer to prayer!