The plan was to serve a nice big lunch and run some errands for him to lighten his load. The lunch idea was great until the grill started acting up. I could not get it to warm up past 300’. After changing the propane tank it was still barely making it to 350’. I was going to have to go ahead with the grilling, our time was running out.
Finally, we sat down to our meal a meager 30 minutes later than planned. As I took my first bite of creamy hash brown potatoes I realize the potatoes were still a little firm. How very disappointing. Although not the dream meal I had hoped for, our tummies did get full.
Then, after my husband had given me the home business card to go mail some packages, I quick ran out to the garden to do some clean up. After getting freshened up, I headed to town to help him out. About half way to town I slapped my back pocket and realized I had gotten my other pants dirty in the garden and had thrown them in the washer. Along with the pants was the card in the back pocket.
Oh, how I didn’t want to call and add this to my husband’s plate. I swallowed my embarrassment and made the call. He was fine and said he would get the card out of the washer. About fifteen minutes later my phone rang. It was my husband informing me the card was not in my pants or in the washer at all.
I was crying out to the Lord, “Why is this happening? Todd does not need this added to his week.”
As I relayed this story to my sister, she said, “Well, God must think he did need this.”
What a perspective. I did not in any way want to be a part of adding another burden to my husband’s week, but God saw it differently. God was stretching, growing Todd and as much as I didn’t want the role, I was the means.
Again I learned, “trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding” Prov. 3: 5 I may not understand, but I do want God’s best for all of us!
(I did find the card, for that I am very grateful!)