My Dad has been saying for months how he wishes he could spend more time with the babies so that they know him... Well God has a way of working things out.
Right before New Years, my dad's hot water tank sprung a leak and water went everywhere in his house. We called in Servpro and had it cleaned up and then the insurance company had contractors come out to replace all the damaged areas. This was a living hell for my dad. He hates change and he hates paying money. Well that is something that happened here.. change and paying money (deductible).
While Servpro was drying up and cleaning out the damaged areas, my dad came to stay a few nights with us.
Last week when the contractors were working on certain rooms in his house, my dad came to stay with us. And this week as the contractors were finishing up certain rooms, my dad came to stay with us.
And during this time... he got to spend a lot of time with his grandbabies.
He got to have sleepovers with the big girls as they stayed up with him and watched tv and then fell asleep with him on the couch. He got to talk sports with his only grandson daily. He got to cuddle with two adorable babies every morning he was there. And he got to be the one my Madybear (18mo old) would sneak out to in the middle of the night or early morning to snuggle with on the couch. God answered his prayer.
Yea, this time was rough on occasion... but God used what was a bad incident and turned it into something great... even an answered prayer.
How many times have we prayed about something and then an accident occurs? We are normally so focused on the negative aspect of it that we forget to look for the blessings that come along with it- and that answered prayer.
God doesn't always just "poof" here's your answer. Sometimes he works those answers into struggles that you are going through. So the next time you are struggling with something... be patient, take a deep breath and remember to look for the blessings that may be in that struggle... and remember to always look back and figure out what lessons He was trying to teach.