I posted this picture the Labor Day weekend last year, this car represents God’s amazing grace and love. To get the full picture, we have to start way back in June. Myke was in a car accident. He’s fine, but the car was done. I don’t want to go into the entire detail of the story because that would be about 5 blog posts. Long story short, we got the run around from the insurance company, but in the end we got enough money to get Myke a used truck. Thumper the truck is a huge blessing! It means that Myke is mobile and he doesn’t have to take the bus everywhere. A couple weeks after we got the truck in July, my car started acting funny. It started shaking when I drove it and it didn’t feel right. We brought it to the shop and we were going to need a couple grand to fix it. My car was officially put out of commission beginning of August.
Through the month of August, we were blessed with the ability to not only rent a car a couple weeks of the month and a co worker give me rides. During that time, God showed us provision and grace. We asked God for his blessing in this situation and for another car because we had witnessed his miracle just a month prior. We knew it was possible. We called our parents and asked for advice and they said they would help with whatever we wanted, but we needed to come up with the solution. We came up with a few plans and presented it to my parents and decided we would come up for Labor Day and we will make a decision then. When we drove up, Myke told me that he felt the right decision is to lease a car, but we would do it in Sacramento, where my parents had leased about 10 cars over the span of 20 years. This was also a great time to lease a car with all the deals happening. We talked to my parents and decided that Sunday we would go to the dealer, and get the best deal we could.
Sunday came and Myke and I drove to the dealer to meet up with my dad. I told him we should pray and we prayed for 2 things: the deal that was on the website that we found and to make it easy. We walked in and test drove a Honda fit, it was great and we liked it, but they didn’t have the deal we were looking for and the salesman said they had a similar deal on the civic. We test drove the car, loved it, and Myke found the deal online and we started the paperwork. We went back and forth with the salesman, saying we want the deal that was on the website, zero down and a SUPER low payment for a three year lease. The paperwork went to finance and about 15 minutes later got our answer: we have a deal.
We sat there stunned. For the rest of the time, we kept waiting for someone to say, just kidding or oh wait, but it never came. We walked out an hour later and there was my beautiful black car, detailed and ready for me to drive away with. I couldn’t help by cry. God showed love to us through others during our struggle and love from my parents for helping. He showed us grace with each other during this struggle and working together and bringing us more together through out the process. Mercy was shown during the whole process.
We got exactly what we asked for. God is so good.