Wednesday, February 10, 2016

~When GOD goes car shopping for you...~

While still in Argentina, we started "car shopping" from a distance.  We had our dear friend Bro. D. looking for a vehicle at the car auctions he goes to, and we were praying that God would GUIDE Him to the RIGHT VEHICLE for our family!
Then in November Bryon F. and Phillip found a van on Craig's list that we thought might be a possibility for our family.  But at last minute, that fell through.
So, when we arrived in the U.S.A. we had no vehicle.
One Monday evening Phillip was looking through cars on a website for our friend Bro. D. was heading to a car auction the next day and was going to try to locate a vehicle for us.
All of the sudden a text popped into Phillip's phone and someone asked if we had a vehicle yet.
Phillip told the person that we did not, and that he was trying to find a vehicle right then, but that our problem was that we couldn't get a suburban or a minivan, for we needed 8 seats.
That person told Phillip to call them the next day at 8:00 our time.
When Phillip called that person the next day they said something like:
"WE HAVE A 2011 SUBURBAN WITH SEATS FOR 8 PEOPLE, 
THAT WE WANT TO DONATE TO MISSIONS FOR YOUR FAMILY!!!" 

As you can imagine we were SHOCKED!!!!  
We feel BLESSED beyond measure!!!
Our prayer is that God will bless this DEAR FAMILY 
for their sacrifice for little ole' us!!!!!!!
~Here is our wonderful GIFT...vehicle... with which God and that Dear family blessed us!!!
 ~Plenty of room for everyone!
WE ALL L.O.V.E. our NICE Suburban!!!~
 ~Mary and her little dolly wearing Matching outfits.~
 ~January's youth night out and our YUMMY SKYLINE CHILI!!~
 ~At a SKYLINE CHILI RESTAURANT!~
 ~Since I don't eat pasta, I always enjoy a bowl of their loaded Chili and a Greek salad.~
 ~Our Dear Friend Miss Linda dropped by back in January with a Christmas stocking full of goodies.~
Our family got to go down with my dear parents to see my Sweet Grandmother (our kids call her GG, for GREAT Grandmother) in Tennessee.  
GG is 93 now.  It had been over a year since we had seen her...
and we didn't know if we would get to see her again. 
We were so THANKFUL to Jesus that we did get to see her.
Here are lots of pics for your enjoyment.
~We stopped at Burger King with Gramp and Gram and enjoyed a buffet. :-) ~
 ~Eating lunch at Burger King....Gramp's treat!~
 ~Love the drive down to Tennessee.~

 ~Abigail holding hands with her big sister...Kimberly.~
 ~Abigail playing with GG's phone.~

 ~The Beautiful Smokey mountains in the background.~
 ~K, S, and Abigail with their cousin Alyssa.~
 ~Enjoying a visit with GG, My Daddy and Moma, and U. Dan and A. Carole.~
 ~My Sweet cousin Esther and I.~
 ~GG and I.~


 ~My Sweetheart and sweet Abigail.~


 ~GG's children: My Moma is the oldest, then Aunt Carole, and Uncle Carson is the baby. :-)
Many of you know that my Moma had a stroke back in 2013, and then that last year Uncle Carson fell off a ladder and NEARLY DIED!
We Thank the Lord that these 3 are all still with us!!~
 ~GG with her children.  Granddaddy went home to be with Jesus when I was expecting our oldest daughter Kimberly.~
 ~GG and Elijah.~
 ~GG and Mary.~

 ~What a fun visit being all together!  If only ALL the cousins could have been at GG's too.~
 ~Abigail admiring GG's tree.~
 ~The dear Dotsons surprised us and came by on Saturday evening.~


 ~Since Abigail got sick on the WAY TO CHURCH on Christmas Sunday, I never got a picture of Mary and Abigail in their Christmas dresses.  So, here it is MY ATTEMPT.~




 
 ~Daddy preached at the Friendsville church that Sunday, and our family was asked to provide the special music.~
 ~Kimberly doing GG's hair.~
 ~Our yummy Sunday dinner.  Thank you, Moma, for all you did for this meal.~
 ~We found out that Bro. Baker and our K and N shared the same birthday.~
 ~Our kids with GG!~
 ~They LOVE GG to pieces!!!!!!~



 ~Giving GG her Christmas gift.~

 ~This is how Abigail feels.
Walking with Grandma...
I like to walk with Grandma,
Her steps are short like mine.
She doesn't say,
"Now hurry up."
She always take her time.
I like to walk to Grandma,
Her eyes see things like mine do...
Wee pebbles bright,
a funny cloud,
half hidden drops off dew.
Most people have to hurry,
They do not stop and see...
I'm glad that God made Grandma,
Unrushed and YOUNG like me!   
(Author unknown)
 ~GG and Abigail.~

 ~Abigail eating IT ALL IN ONE BITE!~

 ~Kimberly playing her violin for GG.~
 ~When we told GG goodbye ...OUR ELIJAH AND MARY RAN OUTSIDE AND WEPT!
ELIJAH HID AND WEPT.
AND...IN THIS PICTURE YOU CAN SEE LITTLE MARY SITTING DOWN BESIDE OUR SUBURBAN....WEEPING!!!
THEY L.O.V.E. THEIR GG AND DID NOT WANT TO SAY GOODBYE.~
 ~Coming back into our beloved Cincinnati.~


 ~Home sweet home.~
 ~Sweet little Abigail.~

 ~Mary making "Argentine empanadas out of play dough.~
 ~Another Mary play dough creation.~
 ~Noah's face with the over-spray from the cool whip that was sprayed  mouth.~
 ~Cousin time in our back yard...building a fire to roast marshmallows.~
 ~Abigail...."helping me sort clothes" that my cousin Cheryl gave to our girls.~
 ~My pretty blue and white China that Aunt Yoli let me bring back from Argentina.  Thank you, Dear Jesus, that it all arrived safely!~
~A Sarah and Abigail selfie.~



~Abigail....MY CONSTANT HELPER...climbed on the table, while I was talking to my Moma on the phone, and dumped my dry tea leaves out.~
 ~Silly Abigail making a BED out of a cardboard box ready to be thrown away.~

 ~We are so blessed.
God takes GOOD CARE OF HIS CHILDREN!!!
This shake SPILLING OVER ...minis a saucer....represents the expression...
I'm drinking from my saucer, for my cup has overflowed. ~
 ~One Wednesday night several us met at McDonald's for a quick bite.~



 ~Silly Abigail...she keeps us laughing!
She put on Mary's hat and when I grabbed my phone to take a pic...
She CHEESED like this!~
 ~Double Decker Swing!
Elijah sitting on our tree swing and Noah hanging on.~
 ~Elijah and Abigail enjoying a tea party at Mary's little table in her "play kitchen" in our basement. ~
 ~We've LOVED each time that Jesus has sent us SNOW!!!~




Up next my Valentine's Day decor.
~HEATHER~
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