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Monday, October 30, 2006

Tender mercies

We have this van. It's a great van, but it's no spring chicken. It's been so reliable and wonderful, but it needs some TLC every now and then. We're planning on getting a new car, sometime, but for now, we figure there's no reason to spend the money when the one we have is (mostly) just fine. Today was one of those needs TLC days.

It's been leaking some mysterious fluid for a couple of days, then the brakes started to go really really out. So scary sounding that at every stop I've been practicing getting my foot to the emergency brake--just in case. Definitely needed a trip to the mechanic.

The van was filled to the brim with boxes that HAD TO BE DELIVERED TO THE SHIPPING PLACE this morning. Did you get the urgency there? Then our other car was at the airport parking lot from when Steve drove himself there yesterday. So there were 2 mandatory stops before we could get to the mechanic.

We said a big prayer this morning that we would get the things done that we needed to , and that we would be safe and the van would make it. The Lord is so mindful of us and our needs!!!! That darling van made it to the shippers, then to the airport to find the car, and it died dead dead dead right outside of the airport. So I was able to have the babies safe in a warm (working) car, call a tow truck, and be on my way while the van was being repaired. Safe, warm, all desperately important errands run--we are so very blessed.

There are tender mercies everywhere we look.

3 comment(s):

poor van, I'm glad you were able to do all you had to do and that you all stayed warm. Mercies indeed!

Jenny

By Blogger Jennifer, at 12:13 AM  

Yes thankfully Gods merices are new everymorning.

By Blogger Mrs. Darling, at 8:50 AM  

Wow, good attitude - I would have been frustrated when it broke down!

By Blogger theotherbear, at 1:58 PM  

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