Weekly Quote

"The Gospel is a woman's first and most important discipline, for it is the source of godliness."
~ Barbara Hughes, Disciplines of a Godly Woman

Weekly Memory Verse

"According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness,
through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.." 2 Peter 1:3

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Well, I try to always focus on the non-material things to be thankful for, but today will have to be an exception. We have been blessed with a new vehicle, and I am certainly thankful for it! It came at the right time, and it's just perfect for our current needs and it's beautiful in my eyes!

I still can't believe we got it. I just kept thinking in my mind, about how cramped we were in the van when we went to Texas last year. Plus, most of you know the issues my van has, and what we went through with the engine a couple months ago. I really worried about whether it we be okay all the way across the country and back. It's so new of a vehicle, that if it broke down on us, hubby couldn't fix it. We'd have to have the dealership and their computers and we don't have the money for that. I started thinking about how great it would be to have another Suburban. SO much room for the trip, and hubby's already completely rebuilt one before, so we know he can work on it, if it breaks down somewhere out of state. I just didn't know how I would sell my van, and find one in time. Then I saw this beauty, and it's in my FAVORITE color for a vehicle! I've been dreaming of a midnight blue SUV for quite some time. I called the banker to see what he could loan on one so I would know how much we needed to sell the van for, and within two hours, I had the money in hand to buy this truck, and hubby just happened to have enough time between service jobs to go look at it, and say that we wanted it! For now, we don't have to sell the van, unless his work hours decrease majorly. How nice it is to have two vehicles for the first time since we've been here in Georgia! I ran the battery dead on accident, and when we got in "Big Blue" as we call it, to go to church, no start! Normally, that would mean that we miss church, but last night we were able to just get in the van and go! What a blessing two vehicles are!

So, I praise God for supplying our needs and I am so thankful for this beautiful vehicle. Did I mention that it has matching navy blue leather interior?! I was wishy washy about going to the gym the other night, because I still didn't feel good, and I decided to go. Hubby looked at me and said, "you're just going to the gym so you can drive your truck, aren't you?!" I smiled and had to admit "yes!" I do, I love it. I'm not a complete flowery girl. My dad was very active in teaching me about cars, and motorcycles and building things. I learned to enjoy those things because I loved spending time with him, and having common interests. So, I love my truck that just barrels down the road, and I love the loud sound of the exhaust when I stomp on the accelerator! Most of all, I love that this trip to Kansas seems to really be falling into place. 5 more weeks to go, and what a joy it will be!


  1. That's an awesome vehicle. I'm so happy the Lord blessed you with it. Having a safe, reliable vehicle that is big enough for your family is really important.

  2. What a wonderful blessing! The Lord never ceases to amaze me, He is so good! I'm thankful you now have 2 vehicles. I pray you guys have a safe and comfortable trip - I know my Father will make it happen!

  3. That is a tremendously big deal to be thankful for! I know you are filled up with thankfulness every time you get in that new "Big Blue"! Very happy for you!