Friday, February 22, 2008

God is ALWAYS on time!

Tuesday morning, Brillo Man kissed me goodbye and walked out the door - on his way to meet someone to transfer the boat title (This gentleman bought a boat from us several months ago --finally getting around to transferring the title...but, I digress...)

...a few minutes after he left, I hear some commotion and scratching near the front door...and then in hobbles Brillo Man. He had walked halfway up the driveway to get into his truck - slipped on some ice - his bad hip let go and down he went. He announced --through much pain and tears, "Deb, I think I broke my leg!"

He had CRAWLED from the truck back to the house through the snow - Our driveway is 1/10 mile long - he was halfway to the road - you do the math. I just started to cry ---and pray. I only got out a few words in English --and then The Holy Spirit took over and I just prayed in my prayer language --I had no words left!

We made our way to the hospital and spent the majority of the day in the Emergency Room, after which the ER doctor said that the radiologist said that his ankle isn't broken --but that he disagreed. (Mind you, this is the same radiology dept. that said his toe wasn't broken two years ago --and after seeing another doctor - our suspicions were confirmed - broken toe!) The amount of swelling and pain in his ankle was clearly indicative of a break! Therefore, the ER doctor sent him home with a splint, a pair of crutches, a script for pain medication and a diagnosis of a fractured ankle - with clear instructions to follow up with his Ortho. doctor.

When we arrived home - Brillo Man, at this point, very discouraged, because now he can't even Scrap --which, as some of you know - is how we were attempting to keep our heads above water in this financial housing crisis. (For those who don't know - Brillo Man is a mortgage broker. Housing crisis = No mortgages = no paycheck for Brillo Man = no way for us to pay our bills = complete reliance on the Lord.) Ah --the best place to be!

Just one hour after we returned home, I answered the telephone...
"Deborah, this is Melissa at Human Resources at UPMC Horizon. I would like to offer you a position as a Medical Technologist - contingient on whether or not you pass your physical and your background check."

"Melissa, I would be VERY HAPPY to accept!"

God is always on time! Never late! Always provides! And always worthy of my highest praise!

...looks like I'm going to be out shopping for Hunter Green scrubs!

Today I went for my physical --what an experience THAT was! ...more on that in a future post!

Thanks to all of you who were praying with me regarding this job!

...Lord You are....
(sing along with me...)

My Strength
My Shield
My Portion, Deliverer
My Fortress, Strong Tower
A very present help in time of need!

and P.S. - they offered me more money than I requested on my application!


A Woman Who is: said...

Nice to meet you Deb. Thanks for stopping by my blog, how ever you got there :=] I do the same thing, and get lost sometimes.
Thanks for your comments. I know I am kind of barring all on my blog lately. Not sure how most people are going to take it. But my heart is just bursting with the goings on of the Kingdom these days. I will drop by later when I can read more of your blog. Thanks for sharing your art work. I am also a fellow artist, and do enjoy seeing what others are creating.

A Woman Who is: said...

Oh just read your praise report on your new job. Congrats.
God is so good!

I'll be back!

Char said...

I am SOOOO psyched that you got that job!!! I was waiting for that news.

So sorry Brillo Man!!! I hope you feel better soon!!

Pat said...

It isn't easy being green...but for you, green scrubs are perfect! Congrats on landing the new job, and your so right about God's timing. What a blessing you'll be to others in the hospital, I can't wait to hear all that happens!
Tell Brillo man that this is his time to rest (just a short time!) and that Michigan is praying for him! Also, if he's careful, he can still bake a batch of cookies while recovering - he can stir the bowl while seated, and when they're finished - and still warm- eating them will speed his recovery. At least that's what I would tell myself if it were me!

KayMac said...

Hooray!!!! on the job.

So sorry about Brillo man's ankle.

Brandy said...

Wow congradulations!! Ever heard the song Four Days Late? I love it if not, you should hear it! Thank you so much for stopping by my page and praying for Erin! I recieved a comment about the little girl and the lady said that her parents were in her sisters sunday school class. She gave me a web site that you can go to and it updated every day. Erin does seem to be doing better, but she still has a long way to go, so we still need to keep her in our prayers! Here is the website and I will also post it on my blog! Bless you!

Sara said...

ok, i read this days ago but i've been on the run and wanted you to know i am rejoicing with you and praying for brillo man!

Margie said...

great news!!

Jada's Gigi said...

Well Praise the Lord! He's always on time!

Mrs. Mac said...

Congrats on receiving that GREAT and TIMELY blessing from the Lord! Green is the color of money ... so don't knock it ;) I hope your hubby is recovering from his slip on the ice.
Let us know how the job is after you've settled in a bit. Hugs

(P.S. some days I only lurk on your blog as it takes quite a while for your site to open on my computer)