Farewell, Sweet Pea

From the archives – Spring 2007

(Talk about the unexpected – this whole thing came out of left field! I still don’t understand what happened, but I know God was in the midst of it, and this experience was part of the journey that has me right where I am today. I’m still reconciling with the fact that I don’t need to understand, but I’m getting there. Praise God for His trustworthiness so I can lean on Him and not my own understanding…)

Just over three weeks ago, I was involved in a car accident. It was a pretty serious one, but by God’s amazing grace, He led me safely through it with only the aches that come with accidents like that. Praise be to God!

So, over the last few weeks, it’s been a joy to take care of the business associated with accidents: trips to the police station and tow yard and auto body shop. Seeing my crunched in driver side door for the first time and looking on in amazement as I took pictures with my digital. Phone calls and voicemails between my many insurance representatives and the auto body shop. Updates saying my car was repairable and other updates that sided with the contrary. All while wondering what would happen next.

Last Wednesday, I found out more about the direction this journey would go. Turns out they’re totalling my car. My first new car. My first stick shift. *Sigh* I made some great memories in that car. Shoot, I had just washed that car!

But it’s time to move on. Lord knows He’ll need to provide the means for another car. I want to get another MINI — it served me well; kept me safe — but this was definitely not part of my plans. The funny thing is, I’ve been praying a lot about my future and asking God to do with it as He sees fit. There are a lot of unknowns for me, so I have to trust the One Who knows all things. I guess this is one way for Him to stretch me and show me His faithfulness. I know He will prove His faithfulness as He always does. And in spite of my disappointment-tinged hopes, He will bring amazing opportunities that will show His glory — I did ask Him to use that car for His glory.

We’ll see what happens. I know that my Father will do that which is beyond what I could ask or think.

(…BTW, I didn’t end up getting another MINI.)

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