Do you ever have moments or times in your life when you feel overwhelmed and overworked and worn out and in desperate need of a break and you start to question who you are and what life is about only to have God step in and reveal himself in some way that is undeniable?
I have. It happened tonight.
Background: January was a rough month. John worked a lot, was gone a lot and a lot of the parenting responsibility fell on me. Add to that all my normal demands and it started to wear me out. I needed breaks, more breaks, but our babysitting situation has been dismal. We have one babysitter the kids love, but she doesn't drive and she lives in town. So I would drive in 30min to pick her up, drive back 30 minutes to our house to drop her off, drive back into town for our date, drive back out to the island to pick up our babysitter, drive back into town to take her home and then drive back home.
How fun is that? Talk about exhausting. I'm worn out just writing about it. But I haven't had anyone I know who could babysit that lives nearby.
Our next door neighbors are several college kids. One of the guys has a girlfriend who spends time out here. She literally knocked on my door tonight wondering if my husband and I ever needed a babysitter. She said she's thought about it for a while but just never got around to coming over to ask.
I could have hugged her on the spot and started sobbing.
Yes, yes we could use a babysitter. One that drives. One that is next door. One that is an education major.
We talked for awhile. I got her number and school schedule and her work schedule. Times are tough now, for college kids too. She's going to school full time and working to make ends meet.
She is an answer to prayer and God knew that tonight at this very time I needed him to show up in a real and tangible way. So he sent a babysitter to my door.
Thank you God.
I need to go. I'm going to go check my calendar now for available date nights! :)