Sunday, March 31, 2013

Yes, Lord... I Heard You...

...LOUD & CLEAR...
Two days ago, when my eldest came back from work, she told me about her off days from classes and work. Earlier I've made her a promise that if ever she has a three-day leave, I will drop everything like a bomb and book the next flight out for a good holiday even if it's just for three days. So, now is the opportunity to do so. I was quite shocked actually but I try my best to keep to my words. I don't believe in the saying some might be practicing about "Promises are meant to be broken." I live on God's words about let your yes be a yes and your no be a no. I trained all four of them to keep to their words and not be fickle-minded.

No matter how last minute or spontaneous I am, I still seek God and tried to stay in tune with Him. I was searching for the flight. It looks like Fireflyz has the one I wanted at a promo price. I was about to click on it when my Internet crashed. Usually it would just take a few minutes to recover but I was already staring at the "Page Not Found" for almost an hour. I gave up and all of us drove back to the new house.

We came back and I tried again. The Internet was working but the moment I wanted to click on the flight booking, it crashed again. I was already having second thoughts and there was this tugging in my heart that we shouldn't go on this trip. When I woke up I told my eldest that it's best we didn't go but I was thinking it was so hard for her to get a leave from both school and work, might as well spend quality time together. Asked her again and she said ok, we should go. I tried other means to hear whether God is really saying no or I'm hearing it wrongly. I asked for my Thursday class to be shelved which was granted. Aha~! Should be the green light that I was looking for. By afternoon, I have most of the plans in my head already. I'm gonna make all the necessary payments and bookings at night after church. But it wasn't so.... yes, Lord... I heard you... loud and clear... 

After the evening service, I was having a quiet supper with hubby while waiting for the youth service to end. My mind was working over time as in which hotel to stay in and since it was no longer the peak season I should be able to get a good hotel, flight and car rental. Everything would be done in less than an hour when I reach home. Hah~! The youth celebration hasn't ended so I went in to wait for them while fidgeting around with my new toy. Then, all of a sudden hubby came and said that four cars have the windows smashed and mine was one of the cars. I was in a daze... I thought all those things only happen in movies...
The first shock wasn't the windscreen. I haven't come to that point yet... I was EXTREMELY upset to see the content of my pencil case strewn all over... those are very colourful pens... don't you think so? It's something I use EVERY DAY... hey, that's very disrespectful of you doing that to me... real idiot whoever that was... if you don't want any of it just put it back at where you took it from... 
What the %^&#$(*&@#^&*??? How did my dolphin bag ended up outside the car and I never have dog ears to my story book... why removed my bookmark as well? Are you such an idiot to think that I will stuff money in between the pages of my books... you must be having a hard time flipping through all the books... and I have lots more in the car... ASSHOLE~! I wasn't concentrating on the broken windscreen yet... The alarm was ringing loudly in my head... cancel whatever trip that I'm planning... just cancel it... ok ok ok... I got it... revive the Thursday class... get things going as usual.... no more changes....
Oh, well... that windscreen has been giving me problem whenever it was raining, so high time I changed that as well... see God's timing is always perfect... if it's not broken, the procrastinator in me will never change it. The procrastinator in me wouldn't even clean up the car. At least the culprit dug out all the old parking tickets from under the seat... wow~! The culprit even dug out things from the front drawer. You know I have always wanted to drive with the window down and today I got to do so... I was yodeling away while on the way to the police station... I wanted to howl like a wolf... :D 

The most upsetting part was my precious lost her whole bag with her wallet, her ID and her Chemistry and Maths book and her custom-made pencil bag. She has her tears streaming down and the only thing I could do was to assure her that I'm gonna buy her everything new again and I'm not going for any holiday trip whether short or long. I'm going to be around and get things done. My eldest was upset when we reached home. Upset that so many things that hold dear to us were gone just like that. She knew it in her heart that our trip should never happen. You see... I'm very proud of her, of them all... proud that they are sensitive enough to hear God's voice... Well... I'm the one who needed a loud bang before I obey...
We reached home around midnite... had some comfort food... my eldest was kinda surprised that I was still laughing about it. I think most people will expect me to cry...that's what I felt like doing at first but later, I find it kinda amusing... just felt kinda shitty that I lost ALL my ADD MATHS answer sheet that I worked so hard on. Now I have to do them again... and I wonder when am I gonna find time to do it.... and my Note II charger... hah~! Time for a shopping spree~!!!

2 comments:

Ping Ping said...

looks like the thief/burglar/windscreen smasher has problem with his Add Maths. Else why take your Add Maths answer sheets? There's a blessing behind all these. He does everything for a reason. You will get another trip. Don't worry.

=) Our God is a Living God. ^^

seahorse27 said...

Amen~!!! Our God is very much alive and very much in control :D