She is very thankful for all the prayers going up on her behalf as well as the generous support of her family. Please continue to pray for the visitation and memorial service tonight and tomorrow. Praise Him with us as well.
Thank you Lord for my Man.
We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.
Our car on the other hand is still not running. But, hubs called a little while ago with what I knew would be a bloggable moment. He was almost breathless as he spoke. I would later realize this was excitement.
Hubs: Hey what are you doing…
Me: Just getting out of bed.
Hubs: Oh. I’m sorry.
Me: What are you doing?
Hubs: Just waiting on fleet to finish with my truck.
Me: What’s wrong with your truck?
Hubs: Oh, the change oil light came on and it is about 2,000 miles overdue for an oil change. So they did that. Then they got to checking the lights on my truck and most of them were out so they are changing those, then they are going to change the windshield wipers and do a state inspect on it since it expires next month.
Me: [Thinking… This is so typical of my man I can hardly stand it. He lets things go until a big yellow warning light is flashing over his head!]
Hubs: So… I got to talking to the guys in fleet about the car and they said, not to quote them but it could just be this…. [part, don’t remember what – something to do with the idle regulation though]…I’m looking at it in the O’Reillys catalog and it is a $40 part.
Me: Well that would be good, did they show you where it is?
Hubs: Yeah, well they tried to on my truck but it doesn’t have one. They looked it up online and said it is either not working or it could be clogged. I might see if I can get in there myself and fix it.
I’m really never at a loss for words, but oh my goodness… He totally left me speechless. My husband never… did I say never… yes, never volunteers to fix our cars himself. He won’t even change the oil. I think I might be beaming with pride over his motivation and ingenuity. I’m so shocked and excited all at the same time. I love my man.
In the meantime…we are driving my dad’s truck (on it’s last proverbial leg as well) but it is getting us here and there. So… Good news all around.
And if it is not the idle thingy then we have applied for a car loan and are going to get another vehicle – pretty much either way we’re getting another vehicle… So please pray for favor, wisdom and necessity to rule over wants, desires and pride. It can go to our head you know.
Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the LORD has been good to you. ~ Psalm 116:7 (NIV)