Sometimes the best moment happen when you least expect them.
That is what happened to our family this weekend. It has been a stressful and overwhelming couple of weeks. Our family has dealt with some disappointments and setbacks. We're fine. There is no reason for anyone to worry, but we have been... in a word... exhausted.
Then Friday night, after the kids went to be, our air conditioner died.
Jason and I were sitting in the living room when we heard this terrible noise come from our outside unit... it was the sound of an old AC unit dying.
The next day we called our landlord as the inside temperatures of our house crept closer and closer to 90.
The AC repairman came out, poked around and announced that there would be no repairing our AC. It was dead. And it couldn't be replaced until Monday.
Lately I have been lamenting about the fact that we do not yet own our own home. We have been working toward buying a house and looking at homes, but things have not worked out the way we had hoped.
But here we were facing a broken AC and realizing... we didn't have to pay for it. It wasn't our dime.
Our landlord called to check on us, apologize for the inconvenience and offered to provide us a window unit for the weekend.
But I had a backup plan, I called my parents and asked if we could crash at their house while they were out of town.
Then we loaded up our kids and drove 40 minutes to their house.
My parents have a pool and cable television and a laundry room inside their house (no... my laundry room is not in my house. Total hassle. I know.).
It was like a vacation!
We made burgers.
We went swimming in my parent's pool. We watched "Tangled" on the Disney channel.
We took our kids to this local place in town where someone put dinosaurs in the woods. It's a thing...
This break from a normal was just what we needed. We got to spend some quality time together and really enjoy one another's company.
It was perfect. And when we arrived home on Monday the AC repair man was there... which made it even better.
Has life sent you an unexpected blessing? Tell me about it in the comments below.