Wednesday, June 25, 2008

God is good!

A few days after Dave was released from the hospital, we made our way up to Pennsylvania for the wedding of Jon and Bek Russell. Of course Dave was not able to drive so I was the one driving the whole way. After about 9 hours on the road, the SUV started jerking. Dave, resting oh so comfortably in the back asked me what was going on so I told him. He told me to hit the gas and see what happens - I did and the car hit 90 mph. (Yes, you can call me speed racer if you would like.) Nothing happened, so that was good news since Dave had thought maybe the fuel pump was clogged. Well, unfortunately our good news did not last because about 2 minutes later, the truck started sputtering again but this time when I hit the gas, all that was happening was that the spedometer needle was heading in a downward direction. We made it over to the side of the road and then, capooey - the truck was dead! Uggghh, we have 2 sleeping children in the car, a wounded husband, and a wife that does not know a lick about cars. Oh and did I mention it is 1:00 in the morning and we are in the middle of what looked like a deserted highway except for the few wandering travelers (cars) that we would occasionally see somewhere in the state of Delaware??????? WooHoo, thank goodness we have AAA. About 1/2 hr later a tow truck with an extended cab came, loaded all 4 of us in the cab, hooked the SUV up, and drove us to Dave's parents in Pennsylvania. What a night. Unfortunately that same day, we heard that Dave's mom was admitted to the hospital for an ulcer on her foot (she is a diabetic). Oh and in case I forgot to tell you, the transmission went on the car just a couple of weeks before we headed to the hospital with Dave. Even through all of this, God is so good to us. He protected us on the highway, allowed Dave to make the trip with us, and allowed us to get the truck fixed in time to head back home to South Carolina after the wedding. Since this is a late post, we were able to get the transmission fixed on the car too once we got back home. God has held us in His hand through all of this. Now, I will admit that going through all of this was not exactly fun at the time and quite stressful for sure, but I thank the Lord for his constant love and faithfulness to our family even when we don't deserve it. As for the wedding, it was such a beautiful day of commitment and God's wonderful gift of marriage!!