Monday, October 26, 2009

car took a crap

My car took a crap on me today. No, it did not literally defecate on me, but it might as well have. The clutch is done, and the right front wheel is doing something very not good. So, I did make it to Bible study (BSF) in 2nd gear, and I then I made it home. I do not think it is moving anywhere after that. This is the part that get's me.

immediately my dad starts thinking of what "we" are gonna do about it; he knows about all the responsibilities I have. This is how awesome my parents are. My dad says to me, "Well, I guess it makes sense that we start looking for a new car for your mom, then we will just give you the Camry." I tell him that it makes me feel really low that I am so completely reliant on him at 22 years of age. He just sort of paused for a moment, then looked at me and said, "Wouldn't you do it for your kid?" I guess I would. I guess I should just graciously accept the gift that my parents keep on giving me. God put me in their lives for a reason. Literally he did. I'm going to continue not stressing, and just keep doing what has to be done.

~~Thank you Father for my parents. I am so grateful that you have placed them in my life. God I trust in you, and know that everything happens for a very specific reason. God increase my faith, I am tired of trying to lean on my own understanding. I want to wildly trust in you. Thank you for your message today, forgive me for falling short. Help me to keep my eyes on you in everything I do. Be with Janice, comfort her, and help her to stay on track with everything she needs to accomplish. You are my everything, and I worship you. I ask and pray all these things in your Son's Holy and precious name. AMEN.~~


Anonymous said...

you will indeed hopefully understand the enormous feeling of wanting to do things for your children unselfishly.. it is a feeling not all get to have, and even some parents don't have it so enjoy, and appreciate..

Mikey said...

In all honesty. Sincerely, I mean this with all my heart. My parents are the most unselfish individuals I know. They would do anything to help me in life. To gain an advantage, or suceed. I appreciate it to an immense degree.

ScLoHo (Scott Howard) said...

Mikey, I had a similar experience when I was 18 and then again at 25.

When I was 18 and living on my own in Marion, my cars transmission was stuck in reverse and my Dad came down from Ft. Wayne & co-signed for me. My first car payment!

Then at the age of 25, married, 2 1/2 kids, car got totaled on a Friday night. The next day, my parents presented us with a big, solid, station wagon to, as my Mom said, "Keep all those little ones safe".

Now, I've had the opportunity to give to my kids and one day, you will too!

Thanks for sharing the story and reminding me of the giving side of parents.

Anonymous said...

I read about it some days ago in another blog and the main things that you mention here are very similar