Thursday, September 4, 2008

my Van

Nothing much has been happening so I decide to tell some of you about my van. My Van has been kind of a pain for a while and is got all kinds of things wonky with it. For starters it pings a lot of the time not just when I forget to turn my lights out or when the door is open but as I go down the road or if it just feels like it. It may do it for 10 minutes or it may stop when you wiggle the keys. Also it has a rattle by the sliding door. It sounds like the door is not closed all the way but believe me it is. I don't know how many times I have pulled over an slammed the door to make sure it is shut but no, that's not it. Also the window is broken again. Two years ago both automatic windows broke my husband attempted to fix them himself and when Mr fix it couldn't he paid $300 for the shop to fix. It came with a warranty and good thing because we took it back like 3 times before they were fixed and working. One time they said they were fixed, we get the van back and then I go to a drive though and bam, no window. So the other day the passenger side one broke again. Of course now the warranty is out now. Then the fun part the lights will no longer turn out in the interior of the car, yes my husband hand to yank out the fuse so it won't run out the battery. Then we have the whole key thing, sometimes my keys unlock the hatch of the van sometimes they won't, never know. Same thing on the passenger side door and sliding door. So when it's raining like the other day I'm trying to get my kids in the door fast so they won't get wet right? I'm running around the car like a maniac trying to unlock it. I know so don't lock it and then that won't happen. I'm kinda weird about that. I've always locked my door and when I don't and I have to get in the Van I go around checking the back seats to see if some one's hiding in there, it happens ya know. Anyway that goes back to the no light issue. I can't check the seats in the back if theirs no interior lights right? What else you say? How about the brake light is on even though I have new brakes and my husband has even bled the lines and checked everything? Oh and the other lights that come on and go off indiscriminately, who knows why. But even though I get frustrated with this vehicle I'm reminded with every rattle, ping or light that God gave me this van. During the worst time of my life he gave me this van free of charge. I have been driving it for 6 years and it is still running ( the motor part is at least) It is a blessing. I have been able to drive lots of kids to awana and vbs with this van and it has helped my family. I will tell you how I got it.

A family in my church (they have asked to be anonymous and so I comply with their wishes) they were getting a new van for their family, their old van still in good condition (at the time) could have been traded in for some off their new van's price but they felt like it could be a help to someone. They asked our pastor to pray about it and they prayed about it and unknown to me my husband was praying about how to get a larger car for our family, with out breaking our budget. They all were praying about this at the same time. The family giving the van and our pastor both came up with my name and asked me point blank if I wanted a van. I said sure but I don't have money for a van, they said no for free, I said your joking right? They said no. So a few days later I had a fully clean, lovely van to drive. So when I gripe about my van, don't think I don't remember about my blessing, because I do. I waiting for a new blessing to fix it.

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