The word of the Lord is right and true;
He is faithful in all He does.
Thank you all for all the prayers and encouraging words yesterday. I thought many of you would like an update. It's long.
Brace yourself. I had to.
It goes like this:
After falling down the steps, going inside and discovering the water Dw called me immediately. I told him to call our insurance agent. He did. She is someone we know alittle and she has attended our church quite often. She wasn't there, but he did talk to someone.
Anyway, he called the landlord next. Well the landlord never called him back. Not Wednesday night and not all day Thursday. We wondered what was up. At the end of yesterday Dw called our insurance company again to try to talk to our agent.
She said that actually our landlord had already called and filed a claim.
Oh! Really? Oooookay!!????
Turns out he has the same insurance company as us. She explained how it works. We did have renters insurance. BUT the renters insurance only covers us for "x" days from the day we BEGAN to move out. We were TWO days OVER the designated number of days.
She then explained that this claim will go under our landlord's homeowner's insurance. Once they settle the case, his insurance company (who is also our insurance company) will sue us to recoup the money they just paid out to him.
Do you feel like throwing up now too?
Last night my mom had invited us for dinner and Dw was about to leave for Albuquerque to catch an early, early morning flight. He brought this news to my mom's hone where I had brought the kids to eat dinner. Dw and I went into my mom's bathroom and I just started to cry. I sobbed. I am weary. Sue us? Are you kidding me? I just couldn't stop crying. I just sobbed and sobbed and sobbed. Oh my stinkin' gracious.
Dw prayed with us about it all and had to leave. I sat at the table trying to eat over the lump in my throat. All the while Jubilee was on my right wiping the tears that just kept randomly dripping.
Dw had a four hour drive ahead of him. About 11:00 pm he finally pulled into a hotel near the airport and called me. He had gone to check in and found that his license was missing from his wallet. What? This has never happened before. He checked the truck. He checked everywhere he could. I looked around here at home. No where.
He called the airlines and they actually said he could still fly (without ID) but would have to go through more security measures......so he went to bed, exhausted and wondering, along with me, what in the world was going on. I didn't sleep all night. I couldn't. We are God-fearing, upright people, seeking to please the Lord. I hate, hate, HATE the thought of getting sued - and by our own insurance company (who just paid for our home to be built!!) I know, I know, "the rain falls on the just and the unjust...." But I'm about drowning Lord...(a little pun intended!)
When Dw woke up this morning he realized that he needed to call car companies to see if he could rent a car without a license. He will need to rent a car once he gets to New York to drive to his mom's home....he will need a license to drive around.....he just needs his license! He called several car rental companies and the answer was the same...you can't rent a car without a license-in-hand.
He decided to drive home and try to figure out what to do. As he has been driving home today (he will now fly tomorrow) I was looking again, in the same spots I have already looked and found his license laying on the kitchen counter. HUH?
Now how our Miracle-working, Mountain-moving, Awe-inspiring, Gasp-giving God spoke:
Recently some of you have written and asked about how to hear God speak, and although that is another post for another day.....let me tell you that God did speak.....in the midst of this storm....He spoke LOUD and CLEAR....
But first let me assure you - we don't understand this current storm.
Second, we are weary and this is a new nightmare as far as we're concerned.
Third, there is no way that Dw could do the repair work. Not a chance. Working on the house to get it ready for us to move in and save some of the costs? Yeah, almost did him in. He is turning 55. He pastors a large church. He has 10 kids. There is no way he could replace cupboards, floors, counter tops, etc. Besides if the landlord was a pill about an oil spot, he would not be a happy camper about anything Dw did. No doubt about all that.
Anyway, back to what God spoke in the midst....
So I had been sobbing in my mom's bathroom....Dw prayed and left....
in a few minutes my cell rang....
Dw called to say that he had turned around and was driving back to my moms to give Graham his skis that he had accidentally left in his truck. (Emma & Gray had been skiing all day with friends.) When Dw came back in to kiss me good-bye (just one more time - love it!)....he said, "Oh, Linny, someone sent this to you at the church." I said, "Who? What is it?" He told me to open it and find out. It was a little, tiny box that had been shipped from somewhere.
Okay, so this past Sunday 1/3/10, Dw preached a kick-butt sermon. Oh my gracious! You must listen to it off the computer here.
Anyway, while preaching he had mentioned that he had sort of blown it with my Christmas presents.....breaking the rules in our home: Never buy your wife something that plugs in. =) He had bought me an Ipod docking station to wake me up to worship music each morning. So sweet of him. Only thing was I don't have an Ipod. Haven't had one for year....lost it in the fire.
I know: His bad.
So here I am, 4 days after he preached that sermon, just hearing that we will be sued in the future......and I opened this present and inside was a beautiful Ipod Nano. I was dumbfounded. Obviously someone had heard his sermon on Sunday and sent it to me.
There was a little gift card. It said,
"Love Pastor Dw, Awesome sermon 1/3/10"
And on the back of the Nano it was engraved:
It had my name & Dw's cell number (in case it gets lost)
and it was signed:
But underneath that it said:
God's got your back.
I saw those words, just minutes after learning that it appears we are going to be sued...."God's got your back"and I start to bawl even more.
He's got my back.
He's got Dw's back.
Sweet friend: He's got your back!!!
He's got your spouse's back.
He's got your kids back - the ones in your home, out of your home, and waiting to come to your home.
YES, HE'S GOT YOUR BACK, TOO!!!
And you know, it was only God that prompted anonymous to put that very phrase on the Ipod (Dw had used it repeatedly in his sermon), knowing that at the very moment I would be wondering where God was -- - He answered loud and clear!! And the timing? Wow! If I had gotten it the day before, not as significant as the very hour we learn that it appears we are going to be sued in the future.