Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Well Is Out, But I'm not Complaining

A few days ago I went to do our evening dishes but no water was coming out of the faucets.  Oh, no, what will we do now?  Sidney went to the basement to see if he could find the problems but he said he didn't know what was wrong for sure.  A few minutes later he went back down and touched just the right thing and "presto" we had water.  We were both very grateful!

Today around noon the same thing happened!  I had to wait for Sidney to get home so he could do the magic touch, but this time it didn't work!  Now I enjoy the convenience of water as much as the next person, but I know things could be worse.  I have bottled water for drinking, I can get buckets of water for flushing toilets, and the rest of the dishes, well.....they can wait.   I will shower at the YMCA.

A couple of years ago I read a newpaper article about a wagon train called the "Donnor Party".  These people litterly starved to death.  They had no food, no water, nothing!  They were stuck until a rescue team could get to them.  After reading that article I promised myself I would never again complain about minor problems that might come my way.  A temporary time without water....that is a minor problem.

Of course I will be happy to turn my faucet on and have hot and cold running water, but for tonight I will enjoy the warmth of my home, the food in my belly, electricity, the recliner chair that I'm relaxing in, and the company of my wonderful husband.  Thank you Lord for taking good care of me.

Blessings to you!
Grandma B

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