Last week one of Barrett's hearing aids broke. It started cutting in and out and buzzing. That means we have to send it in to get fixed. Unfortunately that usually means he only has one hearing aid for 7-10 days.
Can you imagine not being able to hear out of one ear for a week or more? I can't. I tried to wear ear plugs for a weekend once (so I could get a feel for what he hears like without his hearing aids) and I made it an hour and a half. Ninety minutes friends. That's all I could do. It was awful, and I could still hear better than he can without his hearing aids.
So, I prayed over his hearing aids. I prayed that they would work so we wouldn't have to send the buzzing one in. I prayed that if we did have to send it in, that it would be faster than usual or we could get a loaner. I prayed that the transition with the loaner hearing aid would go well.
God answers prayers. His hearing aid still needed to be sent in to get repaired but, he doesn't have to be without a hearing aid this time. This time he gets a loaner. The audiologist had one in the office. Friends, this is the biggest praise. I was in tears when I was listening to the voicemail. He will be able to hear fully while his aid is getting fixed. He won't have to struggle in school or at home to hear for the next week.
God answers prayers big and small. Take everything to Him, no matter what.