You know the type of song I am talking about. My wife ran away, my dog died, my life stinks, blah, blah, blah. If I could play guitar I am sure I could write a song that would play forever in some run down honky tonk. Ok everyone would have to be really inebriated but, it would still play.
Well none of those things really happened but, I can tell you that after a contact dilemma for me, the bus breaking down stranding Aidan outside in the frigid morning, Jason returning home because he forgot his snow boots for work then calling 30 minutes later to say that his job was in jeopardy (oh trust me still having a job #1 on my thankful list this week!).
Let me tell you I thought we were living in a bad country song.
Until (and thankfully there is always that UNTIL), our Speech therapist showed up at the door with a present for Alayna. (Sorry no pictures). Alayna carefully unwrapped the beautiful gold package and stared at a brand new IPad! Of course, she wasn't excited until later when we got it out and showed her a few abc videos.
Our ST and OT had written a grant to get an IPad donated for Alayna. I was speechless and quickly melted into a pool of tears.
I can't express my gratitude to these two ladies who took it upon themselves to bless us beyond measure with something we no way could afford but, will be such a great learning tool for Alayna.
I have to share that as Jason was worried sick about his job he went into a place and looked up and read a poster that said, "Hey this is God, don't stress or worry I am going to take care of you, just leave it all to me."
So that is what we do, we trust God in the big and in the small and we are grateful for it all.
As Third Day sings,
You came and whispered love to me
You gave me strength to carry on
The Sun is Shining
There is hope for me again
A new day's dawning.
The Sun is Shining...
I have told you all this so you may have peace in me. Here on Earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But, take heart because I have overcome the world. Jn 16:33
*If you have an IPad and know any great apps for Alayna please leave us a comment and let us know.