Sunday, February 8, 2009

Year of Miracles #42

Yesterday my husband took the van out to run some errands. A short time later he called me to say he was not able to get the van to start (something was wrong with the ignition lock). When I arrived to pick him up I found him there with the van loaded onto a tow truck. While he was waiting for me, the tow truck drove up and unloaded another person's car. Before the tow truck left, my husband asked if he was free to tow our van home. Sure enough he was available.

I have to admit I did not initially like that this had occurred. The expense of it and the frustration of additional problems with the van bothered me. But the more I have thought about it, the more I realize that it was a blessing. This saved us the trouble of trying to: a.) work on the van while it was more than 8 miles from our home and tools; and/or b.) trying to tow the van home with our four-door sedan. Somehow I cannot envision the latter going well.

But I am continuing to pray for something to happen to take care of the van problem once and for all. A lightening strike would be good...

Scripture of the Day: Mark 10:7-9


  1. Even after a tow home, Hubby can't be convinced to be rid of it? Sorry! It is supposed to rain this week, maybe you should leave it outside for the lightening strike. . .

  2. Yikes, Becky! I am glad you got it safely home, though. I highly recommend that when you get a new mini van you make it a Honda. Pray this morning's thunder storms send a little lightening your way :)

  3. I have never prayed for a lightening strike before, but there is always a first time. I will get right on it!

  4. I understand car trouble. Our door handles are currently broken on two doors of our suburban. I know things with the van will get better. The Lord is mindfull of your needs.

  5. Like I always remind myself, the expense of keeping an old car running is still cheaper than making payments on a new one. (However, the stress and inconvenience has to factor in there somewhere, as well).

  6. I hope you are able to get it fixed and it is nothing serious. Good luck!


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