Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Blessings poured out!!

Yesterday was a day where God graciously chose to just pour out blessings on us! He was lavishly generous!!!

Blessing #1: (Monday morning)  We were told that the sizable fee we were going to be charged for an extra month of care for Avery (since we can't travel till September 4) was waived!!! WOW! We were even told it would NOT be waived several days ago, so we fully expected to pay it.

Blessing #2:  (Monday afternoon) Jack got an ear infection & pink eye Saturday and was put on Amoxicillin and eye drops.  His ear still hurt Monday and our family doctor called in an ear drop.  We don’t have prescription coverage and this is an expensive drop ($180!!!!) The doctor gave me a coupon.  I took it to the pharmacy and it was expired.  The lady made several phone calls (I waited 20 minutes while she called) and she was finally able to get a current coupon code so I only paid $20 for his ear drops!!!!

Blessing #3:  (Monday late afternoon) My debit card quit working.  Don’t know why, it just wouldn’t process.  I went to get a new card, and the lady waived the $5 replacement fee! 

Blessing #4: (Monday evening) We were trying to book our hotel for Korea.  I prayed all day we could find one for a reasonable price as Seoul can be very pricey. (like New York)  The “discounted” prices our agency quoted us were still above our budget.  When I went online Monday night there were only 9 hotels that met our needs left…and they were ALL over budget. I finally just called Sheraton Hotel reservation line to see if they could doing anything for us.  (The Sheraton I wanted to stay at was incredible and again, out of our budget) They girl who helped me was SO sweet she looked for rates for almost 20 minutes. She finally found a rate that was $50 less than what we saw online!  This made the final bill $500 LESS than what we thought we’d spend! 

Umm….WOW!!!!!!  Can you say lavishly abundantly generous!!!!  That is my God!!  He is that way without these wonderful gifts, but I’m SO, SO, grateful He chose to bless me so abundantly.  I don’t deserve it, but I’m reveling and rejoicing in His lavish, amazing gifts!!!  Praise God!!!

 Our hotel

 The Lobby

 The pool ...the boys are THRILLED about this pool!!!

 The outdoor garden!

More of the beautiful pool!

I will praise You, O Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell of your wonders.
I will be glad and rejoice in You,
I will sing praise to your name,
O Most High

Psalm 9:1-2


  1. You will LOVE the Sheraton. We were there two weeks ago to bring home our son. The hotel is conneted to a mall that includes several food courts. THere is a kids level that has a Pororo park that is perfect for toddlers and there is an E mart across the street. The staff is great and is so willing to help. Please let me know if you have any questions about the area. So happy for you guys.

  2. We yearn to be at at the Sheraton. You will love it! The staff is fantastic, the hotel is beautiful, the view is to die for, the location is perfect in terms of being right on top of a subway station and a fantastic mall. So glad you are staying there. Say hi to the staff from us.