Monday, June 08, 2009

How Dare She

Pin It Now! How dare she die while I am in the middle of baking a triple-layer coconut cake from scratch.

How dare she leave me stranded in my own home just 2 weeks into summer break.

How dare she give up on life now, especially when gas is cheap and I can afford to drive the kids around.

How dare she!!!!!!!!

Here she is, the little silver Taurus, all broke down in the middle of the desert. Broke down for good. Caput.

As we all know, life just isn't always fair. The lack of fairness seems to want to linger around here for a bit. We are back to one car, and while I do understand it isn't a true NEED, it sure isn't fun or very convenient. The kids and I always look forward to summer since we don't really get out much during home school season. Sigh.

When we first moved here and were staying at my mom's house, I didn't have a vehicle. So, for about 5 months, I just felt stuck. Then my sister's husband gave us one of his old, company cars, which was an incredible blessing. Last summer it began having issues and for a short time I was again without a means of transportation. Driving Mark to work last summer was completely out of the question, as he worked an hour away. Four hours of driving just to have a car during the day-- I don't think so. Now, he is only about 35 minutes away, so if I really needed to have it for something important I could take him to work and pick him up.

As I was typing this, my laptop died again. Funny thing is as I was typing this post, in the back of my mind were the thoughts, "I wonder what else God is going to take away?" Guess I got my answer. (Hopefully it will have a second resurrection!) I am on the computer that won't let me upload pictures. Ugh.

I still have plenty for which to be thankful. Praise God we still have our home, our health and full tummies. Praise God for our amazing and supportive families and our faithful friends.


Piper Paradise said...

What a great post - a reminder of what is important. Full bellies, roofs over our head and family and friends are things to be thankful for. That being said - that stinker of a car to break now... How Dare She indeed : -)

Jane Anne said...

I am so sorry about your car. Your post was a beautiful mix of emotions- humor and frustration. Boy, you caught me for a second at the beginning. Thanks for having a good attitude. I just said a prayer that things get better for you.

Brandi said...

The car was actually the one my husband used to drive to work. I drove the SUV around,but now he has to use it. :(. Thanks for the comments guys!!!

not up to code said...

What a shame! I bet you have to pay to have it towed to it's grave too?

Anonymous said...

oh no! donated to charity. free towing!!


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