Friday, May 08, 2009
Our new car
So for those of you who haven't heard, we had our first "deer incident" several months back. A deer ran out in front of Brent while he was driving on an icy patch back near campus, and it took out the front end of our '97 Blazer. Because of it's age, our insurance declared it a total loss. The Lord taught me personally much about trusting Him and His sovereignty through it all. This was the first time in the 4 and a half years we've been here that there wasn't something we could do to fix the situation. It's what we looked forward to when we talked about going into ministry--being put in financial situations where we were utterly dependent on the Lord to provide. We were aware of our dependence on the Lord in Chicago, but it was always just a matter of writing a check and that was the end of it. We were excited to show our kids that the Lord provides and answers prayer...and He did! We made it a real matter of prayer with our family, and we were able to find a car that is 2 years newer than the Blazer and much less miles on it than the Blazer had, too...all for the amount the insurance company gave us for the Blazer. It's a 99 Pontiac Bonneville and the ever important girl point is that the color is silver with a semi-cool spoiler on the backend! It's really comfortable--I like it much more than our minivan, and it seems to get better mileage than the van or Blazer did--but Brent's the one figuring that out. God is truly good to be so faithful even when my faith is so weak.