No, no. I take that back.
Having our car break down - right after we just got the truck fixed - and having Tim stranded in the cold was the low point.
Being a grown-up is hard. And expensive. And being a grown-up in Utah in the winter is hard, and expensive, and cold.
Even after Tim called me to tell me that our car had just broken down on his way home from work, I just laughed a little bit inside. Like, Oh, of course, that would happen right now. And when I had to leave the beautiful dinner I'd just made in the oven to go pick him up, I just smiled and shook my head. But when I tried multiple times to get the truck out of the driveway and thought it was going to fishtail backwards into a snowbank...well, that was the point when I lost it.
But you know what? When Tim finally got home three hours later, his perpetually optimistic attitude reminded me how much we'd actually been blessed through all of this. Like the fact that we had just gotten the truck fixed so we could at least have one working car. Or the fact that even though finances are tight, we are blessed enough to be able to handle this. Or the fact that my aunt got us AAA for Christmas so we could have the car towed to the mechanic. Or the fact that some people from our church [that we barely know] were willing - and even eager - to give Tim a ride home since I couldn't.
And then that ever-smiling husband of mine showed me this video - that I'd seen before, mind you - and I cried the entire way through it.
I know that comparatively speaking, this particular trial might seem kind of trivial. And maybe it was. Maybe part of the problem was my pregnancy hormones. But last night - to me - it seemed like a big deal. And even if it was trivial and at least partially the result of pregnancy hormones, after we watched that video, I really felt like if it was a big deal to me, then it was a big deal to God. And that He cared enough to help us.
And even if He doesn't always take away the trials, He provides a way for us to get through them. Always.
Just like He did for us last night, and just as He always will.