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!!!
WE ALL L.O.V.E. our NICE Suburban!!!~
~Mary and her little dolly wearing Matching outfits.~
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. :-) ~
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!!~
~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!
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.~
~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.~
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. ~
She put on Mary's hat and when I grabbed my phone to take a pic...
She CHEESED like this!~
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.