Today was my first day on Christmas Break. My plan was to take my son to make cookies and take his annual Christmas photo with the Witters, our extended family. I got up around 7:30, called into the prayer line, showered and prepared to get the kiddo ready to be dropped off so I could have a few hours to myself.
Suddenly, I hear this steady flow in my bathroom. At first I thought I left the shower on because I had gone to bed really late last night after submitting a paper for my Organizational Management and Leadership class so leaving the shower on was a possibility. It wasn't on. Then I thought the neighbors upstairs were taking an extra extra extra long shower (what did they do last night??). I even checked my son's bathroom and found nothing. The sound continued and traveled inside my bedroom. I look up and see nothing, nada, zilch.
I sit on the bed preparing to dismiss it and that's when the seed of Chucky delivers a horrible gift. A pipe has burst in the apartment above me and is leaking inside the walls. I immediately call the leasing office and the maintenance man comes right over to shut off the valve.
I made a mad dash to my closet to ensure all was well and thanks be unto GOD it was. Actually, despite the rain on my sunny winter South Florida day I was able to still smile. You see the leak only occurred in the bathrooms and outside the doors of the bathrooms as well as in my bedroom in a corner by the window. I did have some bags of clothes, shoes and other goodies for the Goodwill there but I was able to move them before they were damaged.
I was amazed the leak traveled over my dresser and tv and ended up in a spot where there was absolutely nothing to damage. I threw up my hands and gave GOD thanks. All the prayers I've prayed and figured my neighbors heard me doing and thought I was probably calling up demons availed much for me today. I appreciate GOD showing me that yes HIS protection is always available no matter the situation.