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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Reasons to Praise God

The very day I resigned from my job, my husband took our Camry in to the dealership (against my wishes, because I think they charge outrageous amounts) because the "check engine" light was on. I also thought I heard some squealing that was most likely a loose/old belt. Well, come to find out, the car needed a new CATALYTIC CONVERTER. Now, I do not know what one of those is. I won't even pretend to know. And the car had JUST turned 5 years old, and had 80,200 miles on it. We were 200 miles over the warranty. And guess what? They honored the warranty. How much did we have to pay for new fancy-car-part? Nada. Zip. Zilch. Praise God!

Later in the week last week, I got a letter from the Cabinet about needing to renew our contract for our adoption subsidy for Cookie. No problem there. There was paperwork to fill out and we have to attach last year's tax information. Then there was the cover letter I almost failed to read had it not been for the bold faced type in paragraph two that read as follows: We are also pleased to inform you that the per diem rate of the adoption subsidy has been raised by three dollars a day. Come again? I took a second and third look. My mouth hung open in shock. Michael sat across from me in the livingroom - and my friend Megan sat next to me. I handed her the letter saying "you won't believe me if I read it to you - you have to see for yourself". SHE then had to hand it to Michael to read for himself. Then HE sat there and his jaw dropped. "That's an extra $90 a month!", he proclaimed. "Yup. Thank You Jesus!", I proclaimed.

I quit my job. It's what I was supposed to do. And God has found many, many ways of reminding me that He's got our backs.

Here's what Cookie thinks of all this:

6 comments:

Julie said...

Love that news!! sounds so good- i sent the email before i read this- ha! oh well- God is so good- that Cookie is growing up- she looks so old there! like a big girl- humph! kinda sad. :(

S. said...

Cookie looks so happy! That is great news about your perdium rate! (I wonder if our will go up) Like another $1080 a year!!! I am so glad you left that miserable job too! You'll end up right where you are supposed to be.

WyldJoker said...

WOW!! That's awesome! God does have your backs! Cookie is getting to be so big! It's feels like she was placed with yall only yesterday. They grow up so fast, don't they?

Dream Mommy said...

Yay! I found your new place!

Our per diem hasn't been raised in 13 years, so good thing we usually don't count on that money.

Sounds like God is really taking care of your family.

JUST A MOM said...

every year our goes up,,, it is great that it comes when you quit yoru job perfect timing.

jessie s said...

Isn't God good! ! ! !