30 Days of Thankfulness ~ Day 3


Just yesterday, I took a load of summer patio furniture to my parents’ house to store in their barn.  Knowing I would be there, I planned to ask my dad for a little help with what we assumed was a blown fuse in my vehicle.  The radio had stopped working recently and along with it, the clock.

With the load safely unloaded, I asked about the vehicle help, and Dad was happy to help.  Between the three of us, we searched for the correct fuse, but couldn’t seem to find it.  A quick Google search later and it seemed we had located the right one.  Sure enough, a piece of it had broken off, and Dad just happened to have a bag in his trunk with new fuses like the ones I needed.

Today, I’m thankful for my parents’ continued help.  Whether it’s keeping our kids for an afternoon or weekend, storing our stuff, or fixing a fuse, it’s easy to take them for granted.  And too often, I’m focused on how exhausting parenting can be to realize the irony as I still turn to my parents.

Even more, the success we had with the radio fuse inspired me.  Low and behold, within the hour I was able to stop at an auto parts store to get new bulbs for the from reading lights, which haven’t worked in the 6 years we’ve owned the vehicle!!  It’s funny how something so simple can be so satisfying!  Thanks, Mom and Dad for all the help and for giving me the motivation I needed to complete an easy project!!