Friday, June 15, 2012

An Answered Prayer *sigh*

I got a phone call from my dad this morning.  This used to be something that never happened but now happens on a fairly regular basis. I don't mind; I like talking to him - he's my dad.  I just wish we had gotten to this place without losing Mom...
Anyway, he called to give me some news.  Since Mom died we knew that we would have to sell her car.  It was expensive & Dad's income has been drastically reduced.  We wanted him to be able to keep the house - let's unload the car!  Thus began the selling efforts.  I bought a sign & we filled it out.  I drove the car to work on several occasions so that it could be parked in a high traffic area.  Nothing happened.  We listed it on ebay.  Nothing happened.  We put an ad in the local paper & relisted it on ebay.  Something happened.
There were two men who expressed serious interest in the car - one even went so far as to say that he would call & let Dad know when he would be there with the check!  He never showed up & we definitely got no check.
The second guy was also very seriously interested right from the start.  But it took him something like two whole weeks to get the deal done!  He drove it.  He asked to drive it again.  He wasn't going in to get his loan because the loan agent he preferred to work with was on vacation, blah, blah, blah.  I really didn't have much hope that things would work out with this guy; he seemed too unable to focus.  I am not that kind of shopper.  When I find what I want I get it bought, people!
Well today, he got it bought.
I'm so thankful that the Lord has answered this prayer & removed this burden from Dad's shoulders.  He's had a lot to deal with & the list is still kind of long.  Now we have one more item marked off.  I hung up with him this morning & left to make a delivery for work.  I have to admit that the hour long drive was a somber one & yeah, there were some tears.  Over a dumb car.  I know it's not true, but it feels like I've lost another piece of Mom.  I can see her driving that car, reaching over from the driver's seat to give me a hug before she dropping me off, giggling over the heated/cooled seats, & singing along with me to some Celtic Thunder tune...such good times with such a good momma.  Even though the car is gone, I will not forget those memories.  And I will praise the Lord for this good thing He has done for us.  A wise friend shared a verse with me recently:

The Lord has done great things for us, and we are GLAD.  
Psalm 126:3

I'm grateful that no matter how I feel about things, God's truth is there to correct my emotions & train my thought processes.  What great things has He done for you lately?


TwoMuths said...

praising God with you, and smiling at your great memories with your mom! And I do have my own tiny great thing. Every week I drive 25 gallons of milk back from the farm, plus produce in the summer and it gets a little squishy in the summer. I have to take so many coolers and they have to fit "just so" - for a year I have been looking for a twin to another one of our coolers so that it would be easier to pack things in - this very afternoon I found it! God had me helping out a friend and I drove right by a yard sale and then applied my brakes. :-) There was the twin cooler!! woo hoo!

Mary Ann said...

Jenny, I don't think that's a tiny great thing. I think it's a huge great thing! I love hearing your CSA news. I think it's great that you have such a wonderful, local food supply. I imagine it can be quite a puzzle to get it all loaded up though :-)