What a day! God kept pouring on the blessings again today, and we are just all feeling so grateful! We could feel it; Carlos noticed and could feel it too – it was really great.
Two days ago the kids were invited to participate as extras in the shooting of a commercial for a local university. The filming was this morning. The compensation was a gift card for each child with the idea that they could use it toward school supplies. I’ve been meaning to go and buy some school supplies for the past week, and I’m so glad that I waited. We took the kids to the store this afternoon and let them each pick out something that they wanted (they both chose small Lego sets) and then we used the rest for school supplies. The amount left after the Legos was exactly the amount to cover the supplies minus about $2.00! How awesome is that?!
Kevin dropped us off at the set this morning and went to do a show at a local preschool before picking us back up. We were done before Kevin was back so we were sitting outside waiting for him, reading and talking. The production manager walked out to her car about 15 minutes into our waiting, and when she saw us she stopped and smiled and said that she was just looking for some kids. She asked if they liked to color and draw and when they answered that they did, she proceeded to unload a stack of coloring books, drawing pads, and a brand new huge set of markers for each of them! She had bought them to help keep all the kids at the shoot busy while they were waiting for their time to be on camera, and she didn’t want to keep them so she excitedly gave them to us!
About 20 minutes or so later, she came back out and said that the crew was having lunch now and they had a lot and offered to share it with us. We declined at first, but she insisted, so we were blessed with a delicious lunch from them as well!
And then last week we had to take our van in to get looked at. There were several things that needed to be repaired, and only one of them was covered by the warranty. We were bummed of course, but what do you do? Kevin took our van to get a new tire which is one of the things that needed to be done. He was told at first that they’d need to order the tire and it would be a couple hundred dollars. But when he took it somewhere else to get their perspective, that guy also told him it would be that much to order a new one, but instead of putting the bad one back on while we wait for the new one to come in, he suggested that we put our spare tire on. It turns out that our spare tire was in great condition and was actually a better tire than what would have been ordered for us! So now we’ll just get a spare tire some time in the near future when a used one comes in to the lot. And we picked up our van from getting repaired today, and we surprisingly didn’t owe any money! The dealer where we bought the van covered one of the repairs and they talked to our warranty company and they apparently were great to work with and they covered the final repair that we had left! So we thought we’d need to spend hundreds of dollars today, and we didn’t spend any! Praise God!
We feel very poured into today. We feel very loved. We are looking forward to pouring into others...:)