Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Unexpected Blessing



The reflection of branches on the trunk
of this car seemed like something beautiful
on a piece of trash.

We were convinced that this car was not going
to be worth fixing when the frame rusted out
and, in a situation never seen before by two
mechanic friends, broke while Mikey was driving.



Warren assumed that fixing it would cost more
than the car was worth. You may remember that
I was sad because this had been my parents' car.
I hated to see it go.

Well, one of those mechanic friends had other ideas.
He offered to order the part needed and help
Warren put it in.

Now understand, the car could not be driven
so another of Warren's Friends has a tow dolly
and he came and hauled it 45 minutes to the first
friend's garage. Another friend lent us a tool
that lifts the engine so that you can work
underneath.

This was such a joint effort with those who
know us and love us...for some strange reason.

We are so appreciative!

The car has been restored!
For a price tag of just around
$500...after the alignment that
still needs to be completed.

Mikey begins classes next month
in Kennett Square at Longwood Gardens
and we were struggling to know what to
do about his transportation.

God knew!
He provided a way!

Thanks be to Him and to our
many generous friends!

Oh, and the interview at Longwood went
very well yesterday. We enjoyed meeting
the new Department Head and loved discussing
the possibilities. Only God knows what the
future holds...
but His plans are
just fine with us!

He has proven Himself
faithful over and over
again in our lives.

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10 comments:

Carol said...

I'm so happy that you were blessed with a $500 repair to your car. It for sure is a bargain, especially when you think about having to buy a newer car! God is so good!

Smiles,
Carol

A Joyful Chaos said...

Great post. God is good all the time.

Gayla said...

Wonderful!!! This is good news.

Elena said...

That is so awesome about your car!

Jerri said...

Like my mother always says, "Everything always works out fine." I did e-mail you my address again. I forgot the k after Becky. If you don't get it please let me know.
Jerri

Karen said...

What great news! And what kind friends!

I'm so glad it worked out before Mikey needed it for class.

Have a great day!

AkaPJTheGreat said...

What a blessing, I'm glad to know that that tiny piece of Uncle Gary lives on.

JD said...

Since our car just cost us 943.58 to have it inspected and fixed...$500 sounds much better to us...smile...

Becky, I am so disappointed that you didn't send that card...I bet your card was just wonderful...You are too talented for it not to have been great...

Also any chance of us having another get together? If not Longwood Gardens maybe someplace to gather in Lancaster. It's been a while since we've been there...

Brittany Ann said...

God is good! It always amazes and humbles me how He provides for our needs, even when we know not how He will!

BittersweetPunkin said...

I am so glad the car was able to be saved....how wonderful!

Hope all is well with you and yours.
~Blessings,
Robin