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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Thankful ~ Day 6

"I AM THANKFUL" Challenge ~ Day 6

Today I am thankful to have a roof over our heads... Litterally.

Last spring we had terrible rains here in New England and lots of people suffered great damage to their homes.  We began seeing ugly yellow streaks across our ceilings; first in the kitchen, then the boys room and so on.  My husband climbed up in the rain to see if there were any quick fixes to be had, but alas, it was no good.  We needed a new roof.
Our purse has not been overflowing these days and we knew we didn't have the extra $$$ kicking around so we looked up to heaven and asked how we were going to put on a new roof.  God answered.

My brother who is now a pastor up in Maine had been in construction in his younger days and has never completely stopped being a carpenter at heart, heard what was going on so he told us to just tell him when, and he'd be down.

Day 1 ~ My accountant husband climbed up onto our roof and began stripping it. (so stinkin proud of him)
Day 2 ~ My brother arrived.  The two of them finished stripping the roof and began roofing.
Day 3 ~ Big bro and the hubs worked all day and into early evening.
Day 4 ~ Big bro joined my hubby for a few more hours before heading back up north.
Day 5 ~ The hubs worked up there by himself like a trooper.
Day 6 ~ Men from church showed up with tools in hand.  The women from church showed up with food to feed everyone.  Before the end of the day, the roof was finished!!
Day 7 ~ It rained!  I kid you not!!  And my poor exhausted husband rested his beaten up body.

With everyone's help, the new roof was put on for about 1/3 of the cost of hiring someone to come and do it for us.  Plus, without asking for it, we were given help paying for the supplies.
How could we ever get a new roof on?  With God (and the kindness, generosity and selflessness of His people) all things are possible!!

After this rainy week and the cold winds which remind us that snow is just around the corner, I am mighty thankful for our roof and all of those who made it possible!!!
My bro in the front and hubby in the back.


  1. Thank-you for this heart warming, encouraging testimony to God's provision.

    I woke so cranky this morning ... unbelievable. I didn't dare open my mouth for fear of what would spew forth.

    This is the 2nd great God post to help me out of the pit.

    Have a wonderful day.


  2. I love your Thankful posts! :) They make me smile! God is great! :) Hope that you have a great weekend!

  3. Awesome! That truly is inspiring and wonderful... love and service in action! The Hand of the Lord in action! :)