This has not been a banner week for the Michel family. Starting last Friday, Chris accidentally backed his car into my car. Then our dishwasher started over heating and had to be completely unplugged to avoid a fire hazard. On Monday, a day of record-breaking heat, our air conditioner was declared dead beyond repair and required total replacement. We also got our lawn mower back after four weeks in the shop and the bill was about double what we were originally expecting. And I cried, but comforted myself with the thought that the bad stuff has to be over with. But tonight we found out that the storage shed at the lake was broken into and our wakeboards were stolen.
So instead of focusing on the negative, I find myself looking for the silver lining. And, you know what, it's there. On the hottest day of the spring, we managed to get a reliable air conditioning company to come out and install a new a/c unit within 24 hours. Our riding lawn mower is in working order... finally! We have an amazing family support system that has rallied around us to help us out as we have needed. Sometimes I need to just step back and get a little perspective. Stuff happens, and all I can do is go with it.
Our family is healthy and happy and loved and truly blessed.