Tuesday, May 22, 2012

when God answers prayers and puts new ones in your heart

We've been a one-car family since November/December. Somewhere around the holidays it happened - I can't quite remember.  The job my husband has does not lend itself to me dropping him off at work and having the car for the day. Or evening, as is often the case of his hours.

We have been praying for the right second vehicle at the right time for months now. There were a few things we were looking for - price, miles, room, reliable - and this week we found a new-to-us minivan. It checked out at our mechanic, and a few "signs" we were praying for matched up. So thanks to the generosity of some people who love us, and The Hubs negotiating skills, we will have a second vehicle this week.

This means I can take the boys to story time at the library, to the park to meet with friends, to the zoo when the weather is not too miserable, to the grocery store when I rn out of something that I didn't realize I had run out of - without having to coordinate schedules with The Hubs. It means in the fall we can pick up a couple of college students without transportation on the way to church.

And most of all, best of all, it means we can start the process of becoming foster parents - a dream that has been on my heart for quite some time now, especially for the last year or so. The Hubs works with many children in the system for his job, and my former life as a teacher also gave me some insight, and we believe that Christians who are able to should be willing to open up their hearts and homes for children in need. Our informational meeting before we can start the training is mid-June. More on all of this to come because I have so much on my heart to share.

Right now we thank God for His provision and for those who were willing to be used by Him to help provide for us. We pray that through this provision we would be able to bless others.


  1. This. Is. Awesome!!!! You'll be great foster parents :) I have such a heart for foster children and hope we can do this one day too. And congrats on the new car as well!


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