Thursday, February 9, 2012

Message from Jamie Ross, Kindergarten Teacher

The Kitchen Sink

“In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
Thessalonians 5:18
“To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.”
Ecclesiastes 3:1

Four and a half years ago, my husband and I were enjoying an Easter sunrise service at the Grand Canyon. When we arrived home, later that afternoon, we walked into a house flood. Three and a half inches of standing water flooded the entire 800 square feet of our home. A pipe had broken. Our house was built in the early fifties. Our home owners insurance would pay for another flood, storage for 3 months and new flooring throughout our home. They wouldn’t pay for bringing our home up to code compliance with new wiring & plumbing. My husband touched one of the pipes in the exposed wall and it fell apart in his hands. So, as you can probably relate, we were on the pay as you go plan.

First we piped and wired up to code compliance. Then we purchased beautiful flooring from Habitat for Humanity & Construction Lots. Two years later, we had a lovely completed bathroom. Our kitchen had a lovely floor, a card table, oven and refrigerator. Our dishes were stored in crates on the floor. We washed our dishes in the bathroom sink and for really big jobs, we used the bathtub.

The kitchen had always been a place of comfort, counseling and fellowship. I asked God; many times to instantaneously provide us with kitchen cabinets and a sink. Nothing happened. My favorite holiday: Thanksgiving would roll around year after year & I would rinse the family turkey in the bathtub.

I was having a pity party & no one came. I realized that I have so much to be thankful for. There are people who walk many miles to get water that isn’t even sanitary.

Christmas 2011 rolled around & I have a beautiful kitchen. My dishes are off of the floor and stored inside beautiful cabinets. I have a lovely, old fashioned washtub sink. I can rinse the family turkey in it. It’s not only big enough for that, I can give my 5 month old grand son, Ryan a bath in it. I could even give my almost 4 year old grand daughter, Hailey a bath in it, although I know that she would not be okay with that.

I even have a dishwasher. I’ve never in my entire life had a dishwasher. I stand amazed in my beautiful kitchen, watching this dishwasher doing my work for me.

What a blessing!!!!!!!!!!! God is so good!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Every thing in His time, for whatever reason. I’ve learned patience, trust & thankfulness!

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