Did you read that title? You read it right. A new car.
Want to see it?
That’s a 2011 Toyota Camry. And it’s going to replace this beauty…
That’s my beloved 1995 Ford Taurus. They look alike don’t they? They are both silver. Now get this. This is an amazing story. A guy came to my house and I wasn’t home. So, he parked the car and left a note on the windshield with a phone number. My dad saw it and called me and gave me the number. Bottom line, the guy said, “I was told you could probably use a car to replace your 19-year-old car.” And as the old saying goes, “He made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.” Needless to say, “To God be the glory!” I was speechless and that doesn’t happen to me much. 🙂
I continue to see the provision of God in my life and the life of my family. Only He can get the glory. I didn’t ask for a car. I didn’t say a word to anyone. My old car is still a good car…but, it’s 19 years old. I know it’s a matter of time and it’s going to die on me. So, the Lord blessed above and beyond (as usual)!
So, the ole Silver Bullet is for sale. Need a car? $600 and she’s yours. No joke. I’m trying to get enough money to pay the taxes and tag and on the new car and that’s about the size of it. It’s got 205,000 miles, but I just replaced all the hoses and belts and it’s got almost new tires on it. (Truly, the tires are worth about as much as the car.) The book on the car is $700-$1,000. I’m asking $600 just to try to move it.
Now I am not a cold and heartless person. You know that. So, I’m going to miss the ole Silver Bullet. The luster might be gone, but it’s still a good car. I mean that. Here’s a picture of me driving it for the last time…
So, time moves on and so do cars, but when you get a good one, you’re blessed. I have been! Thank you Lord for keeping her going. I felt like the Silver Bullet was like the children of Israel’s shoes and clothes in the wilderness for 40 years. They didn’t wear out and grew with them.
So, if you see me on the road and you’ve known me over the last almost two decades, you’ll not recognize me in this…
But if you look hard…you’ll see my bald head and my big ole smile! I’ll be praising God and hoping for 19 years out of another silver car. 🙂
By the way…
It’s a big Happy 9th Birthday to this little guy!!
I sure do love that little boy! He’s changed a lot in the last 5 1/2 years since we’ve had him. He’s been through a lot. Tons of surgeries, healings and recoveries, speech therapy and just tons and tons of love.
We went out to a restaurant tonight to celebrate his birthday. Want to know where that is?
Olive Garden? Nope!
Red Lobster? Nope!
Ruby Tuesday’s! Nope!
We offered all of those to him. His choice.
Seriously! He’s a great little dude and we praise the Lord for him. We topped off the evening at Sweet Frog for some dessert.
And a big Happy Birthday to this young lady (my lovely sister):
She’s aged a lot more gracefully than her bald-headed brother! Happy Birthday Sis!