Out with the Old, In with the New

Today a really good thing happened. I got a new washing machine and dryer. The previous pair was a hand-me-over from my Mom and Dad, we think it was pushing 18 years. The set was very dependable, they washed and dried my youngest sister’s sweet baby things and once we inherited the set it did the same for my children. I washed my first married load of clothes in it and through the years, I also washed and dried several important documents that never seemed to make it out of pockets. Lots of clothes, four different Shaw homes and now they sit outside waiting to picked up by Goodwill…

I felt some humility I hadn’t felt in a while staring at the new pair. I even prayed that somehow these appliances could help me become the better mother I lamented about in my last post. Here I am, in a newly remodeled laundry room with 21st century appliances (thanks to my sweet husband) while a world away other mothers sit in bomb shelters with their children wondering when it’s safe to come out. I am beginning my 34th year in my earthly journey and I am so grateful the Lord saw to it that I could come this far. The gratitude I feel is abounding, thank you sweet Saviour, for your blessings.

Now be pleased to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever in your sight; for you, O Sovereign Lord, have spoken, and with your blessing the house of your servant will be blessed forever. 2 Samuel 7:29

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