Thank you all for your prayers and encouragement. Yesterday, we got a new air conditioner! This means things will be nice and cool for Ana when she comes home to Arizona, but it also means a large chunk of money. It has been a singular year for our family in many ways, and we trust God to provide. We also don't want to turn away anyone who wants to help, so to that end we have created a YouCaring fundraiser.
The desire of the righteous ends only in good;
the expectation of the wicked in wrath.
One gives freely, yet grows all the richer;
another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.
Whoever brings blessing will be enriched,
and one who waters will himself be watered.
Papa has to confess to pride - he always wanted to stay comfortably on the "watering" side of this proverb. But, God works in many ways to make us more holy, and He gives us no excuses for pet sins.
Thank you again for your prayers and support; please don't stop praying for the Mussers. (I'll probably just keep saying that for some time.)
PS - Mama is now just generally a happier person since the AC is not trying to fall off the roof and is sending its air into the ducts, instead of into the sky.