Life as a single woman can be daunting to say the least. The plumbing is leaking, the car needs repairs, the flat tire on the side of the road, suddenly you hear a ticking from your engine, and that oh so dreaded heavy object that you just can't manage to lift.
I'd like to think that I have dove into projects deemed for "men" and have succeeded however to be honest, I am as woman as women come. I prefer to cook, clean, decorate, bake, and handle the care giver side of a family. Being a single parent has thrown me into the "man role" so to speak more times than I would have liked. I do not have the money just to call the local professional each time something I am uncomfortable with breaks or needs attention. I am forced to face my uncomfortable side head on.
God sure knows how to take care of us though doesn't He? I think back to all of the times I was thrown into these "man moments" and I got through them just fine. Does it still cause me anxiety when I hear the tick in the car or I notice the leak in the sink? Yes but without fail, I am reminded of God's grace to me. I get through it and He provides.
About a month ago, I encountered an issue with my brakes and took it to a local shop. Fixed for FREE. I then bought headlights for my car since one was out and it was fixed by my dealer for FREE. I still get that slight discomfort at the brake repair shop, the dealer, and the auto parts store, but God is always there. Sometimes it's His amazing presence with me, or a faithful friend, or as in the case last month, a friend, my mom and my dad. (who were visiting) That same day I had my brakes and headlights fixed my parents also had my leaky sink fixed. I felt so overwhelmed with that blessing!
What loving reminders of my Father's love for me! Even in the "man moments" which would seem futile to some, but to me are a very big deal. Thank you God, thank you parents, and thank you friends for the loving reminders.