Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Last Monday I received a 5 a.m. wake up call from my opening staff member.
"Huh.....Michelle....we have an issue."
And in my best pretend-I'm-awake-voice I said, "Who called in?"
"Well....we have water all over the place." That woke me up!
"What do you mean we have water everywhere?" After a couple more questions I directed her to make some phone calls and I pulled on the first articles of clothing that I could find, slipped on a pair of flip flops and out the door I went. Long story short here is what we found....I opened one door to find a small pond in the middle of the carpet floor. I went to walk into one of the classrooms and when I stepped down the water covered my foot (thanked God for the sense to wear those flip flops). By mid-morning the water restoration company had cleaned up all the water and had the dehumidifiers and blowers moving in the building so off to home and a well deserved break I went.
Then I picked up my son from school. I took one look at him. "What is wrong with your eye?" He looked at me and said, "I dunno....why?" His eye was swollen and red and upon further inspection had a rash around it. Suddenly the father-son hunting expedition was replaying in my mind. "I do believe son you have poison ivy." Called the doctor's office and got the answer I figured I would get. Couldn't see him until the morning.
On Wednesday the chaos continued with a trip to the ER. As I'm sitting in the ER I call back to the office only to have my supervisor answer the phone and tell me a parent had her purse stolen from her car. As it was parked in front of my office at the preschool. At this point I am considering having the building blessed and/or prayer service to be held there.
Well I should have called the priest right then and there because we received a call from the restoration company that was trying to dry the building. They were going to have to rip out the drywall and replace it because the walls were just not getting dry. "You are going to have to close." Oh...there are going to be some upset parents but what were we to do. It had to be done.
So while it may seem like one bad thing after another may be happening in your life just remember one thing....you have help. God's hand is in every aspect of your life. I couldn't be more thankful or blessed that He is.