Well I do...for we experienced one YESTERDAY! =)
On Tuesday night we spent the night in Mitchell, SD. On Wednesday morning we got up EARLY (Story coming later) and left to drive to El Dorado Springs, MO.
On the way we stopped to eat breakfast in Des Moines, IOWA. We stopped at one of our favorite restaurants...Cracker Barrel. We hadn't eaten there since we've been back to the USA, so were excited about the TREAT.
Before getting out of our van I SEARCHED HIGH AND LOW for our camera. As you know, I don't go ANYWHERE without our camera!!!
Finally, in despair I locked the van and went to join my family in Cracker Barrel. I met one of our kids on the porch and asked them in they had seen our camera ANYWHERE????
They responded like this. "Last night, when we were outdoors I LAID OUR CAMERA ON THE VAN, SO WE COULD EASILY GRAB IT TO TAKE MORE PICTURES."
MY HEART FELL TO MY FEET. FOR I REMEMBERED THAT AFTER THAT, PHILLIP HAD USED OUR VAN TO GO TO WALMART!!!!
So, I ran to ask Phillip if he had seen our camera and removed it from the van before he drove off. He said, "Oh, NO, that is what I SAW GO FLYING as I went down the road toward Walmart! I wondered WHAT it was that went flying, and had planned to check when I came back, but I went a different way and FORGOT!!!"
UGH!!! My heart was really DYING by now!!
Phillip then said, "I'll call our friend Ron A. who lives near there and see if he can find our camera." So he called Bro. A., who wasn't at home, but told us to call his son Anthony. So, Phillip called Anthony and told him exactly where he thought our camera had landed.
Meantime we TRIED to enjoy our Cracker Barrel Breakfast.
About 10 minutes later Anthony called us back....AND HE HAD FOUND OUR CAMERA!!!! Here it had flown across the opposing lane of traffic, and landed on the bridge, and had been RAINED ON for hours...but when he turned it on, it still works!!!
He is mailing it to Dad and Mom's house in AZ. =D
WOW! What a God we serve...who can protect our camera while it was bouncing down the road, and while it laid in puddles, and then help Anthony to find it for us!!!!!!! No other word but ...AMAZING!!! Thank you DEAR JESUS!!
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~We took this picture on Friday, May 17th, as we were heading into Nebraska.
We had a service in Wauneta,NE, on Sunday morning, May 19th.~
We had so much FUN seeing old friends, and meeting new ones. =)
Here I am chatting with Nathan K., a b-i-l to my dear friend Ashlea A. =)~
We probably haven't had homemade ice cream since we lived in AZ before 2004!!! It was YUMMY!
Bro. Bley and Phillip visiting in their living room.~
We were slip-slidding around like as if we were in snow or ice. Thankfully Phillip had lots of experience driving on those kinds of roads when he lived in MI.~
So this dear church, had purchased us a soft-sided cooler and ice packs, and then packed us a YUMMY lunch for the road...complete with:
~lots of sandwiches,
~juices for the kids,
~water bottles, and packets to make them flavored,
~home made cookies,
~and store-boughten cookies too. (There were so many yummy goodies...that I might have forgotten to mention something from our great lunch!)
They also gave each of the kids a gift bag full of toys/candy, and Phillip and I some goodies too!~
He's happy with his coloring book and here he's showing you his 5 dollar bills and the 5 cents that was taped into his card from them. =) ~
And I got a cute little "Nebraskan corn cob." Half of it is a SALT shaker, and the other half is a pepper shaker. =) I also got some fun stationary/note cards.
WOW! What a thoughtful thing for them to do, to get us gifts.
We were all HAPPY opening our gifts while we were heading to our night's service. =)
THANKS BUNCHES, WUANETA CHURCH!!! =) ~
We got there at 5:20 and our service started at 6:00. Pics coming soon.