Saturday, January 23, 2010

I was blessed...

Yesterday I was having a really blue day. I did not take a substitute job because I had made a commitment to my mom to help take the stray cat to the mobile vet unit to get spayed. I was in the garage wrapping the cat up to put in the carrier when the phone rang. It was the mobile vet service cancelling the appointment because the doctor called in. I know that was beyond my control but I had missed a days pay for nothing . The mobile vet unit is a non-profit organization that spays and neuters for a very reduced rate. Unfortunately that reduced rate just cost me a full days pay. By the time that the call came in I did not have time to get a job and get to a school on time. I was frustrated.

Then I checked the date on the calendar and realized I had my dates mixed up in my head and missed going to the bank in time to cover my car payment. So that was returned and cost me a fee. The frustrating part was an auto deposit went in that night but they let the auto payment go through first. I did not need to give the bank a returned item fee nor my car loan people a fee they will charge me. At the current moment, I am broke. My sub pay schedule takes 2 weeks for me to get paid. I worked on January 10 but will not see the money until February 5. That is 5 days short of a month. So things are tight. I had about $50 to last me two weeks and my gas tank will take 30 of that.

Needless to say I was depressed.

I desperately needed a haircut and since I was off I called my hairstylist who only works weekdays until 2 and made an appointment. Sidenote...this is a mom and daughter place and has mostly old ladies so they are cheap. $7 just for a cut. She knew it had been a long time since I had my hair cut by the way it looked. It was bad. We were chit-chatting but I never told her about my financial situation. She did know that my main job was put on hold and I was not working at it at this time because it is temporarily closed. She asked about subbing and I told her it was going great but I was worried about next week because of high school exams and teachers will not be able to call in sick or want to this week. Also it is the end of semester so it is catch-up time too. When I went to pay, she looked at me just as nice and said, "have a good day". I said , "How much do I owe you?" She said , "Nothing, you have been blessed today." I walked away crying because I knew it was from the Lord. See he is the only one who knew about my bank situation.

Today I was cleaning up my computer desk area and I found another surprise. A $20 bill. Wow! I need that right now bad.

So thank you Lord for the two blessings these two days. Just reminds that you are in control and it will all be all right.


The Brown Recluse said...

God always looks out for His children. This story blessed my heart.

That corgi :) said...

I echo what Meg said; God does look after his children; I am glad you were blessed and I know you have blessed others in the past and will bless others when you can


Theresa said...

oyI have to agree that God always looks out for His children. I cannot tell you how much the Lord blessed us at Christmas with money that was unexpected for the kids for Christmas was amazing to see His hand at work. Can you give me the info on the mobile vet thing? I have a kitty that desperately needs it and I don't have a lot of $$'s. Thanks.