Rob and I have been laughing a lot lately. We literally said to one another this morning that we can't wait for next year because we have nothing left that can break.
In the past year we have had to replace:
our water heater
central air conditioning
all the wiring in our house
Last week the clutch on Rob's car broke and we noticed the starter was lagging on our truck. Yesterday while we were getting ready for church we tried to start our truck and realized that the battery had died. We do not have one working car at this point today.
I say this with a good spirit because I realize how much we've been blessed. We have our health - except when Rob scraped all of the skin off of his leg on a dirtbike incident, or when he had a tree branch stuck in his head (and we have the $1000 bill from the emergency room visit to prove it). Did I mention we pay out of pocket for all of our medical and dental expenses?
But seriously, we are all healthy, and we have everything we need. It has been a hectic year, but we have each other. Rob has a great job (or three), our kids are doing well in school, and we're happy - we really are.
I am looking forward to next year, though - here's hoping it's a cheaper one!