Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Mini-Van Blessings!

My mom mini-van was dying a slow painful death. We got it used from my BIL & SIL a few years ago. It had over 100,000 miles on it but was in good shape and had been maintained well.


It got kind of sad after JD started driving and accidentally got a side mirror ripped off. We kept having to dump more & more money into it and knew it was on our last legs. The air conditioning is also dead, a big dent in the side, and it gets about 10 miles to the gallon. Since Chris is the only one working we really didn't have the money to get a "new" or new to us van.


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God stepped in and made my dad decide it was time for him to get a new vehicle. He was generous to sell us his used mini van for a fantastic price. It's a 2008 with only 56,000 miles on it!


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There's not one stain, one spot, one scratched part on this van!


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If I have to drive a mom-van, I'm glad to have a really nice one again.


It's got all the bell's & whistles and has been impeccably maintained. I couldn't be happier with a brand new vehicle. This has the drivers side sliding door, rear heat & radio controls, working air & no parts ripped off accidentally by teenage boys. (Of course I share this with JD & Jack starts drivers training on Monday [EEEK].)


Now if I could just get brave enough to driver it over 35 miles an hour out of fear that I might mess it up it would be great!


10 comments:

Rebecca Jo said...

WHOO HOO!!!!! How awesome is that! God finds a way to provide, doesnt He?

It looks really nice too!!! Enjoy that new ride!

blueviolet said...

Oh my gosh, how completely fantastic! You are blessed!

Emily said...

Wow, what a wonderful blessing! Give dad an extra big hug from me for being so good to you! Of course, I'm sure he got a big blessing of his own! I'm so happy for you! :)

Amy said...

Congrats to you. That is a great van.. Your Dad rocks..

Have a great day...

slommler said...

What a beautiful van! Congrats! It is nice to get a new vehicle!!
Enjoy!
Hugs
SueAnn

Jenn said...

Yay! for God's provision. He always knows what we need!!!! What a lovely van... :)

Carolina said...

That is a HUGE car! It looks good and nice and shiny and dentless. Nice of your dad to decide he needs a new one.

Drive safely ;-)

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Wow! What a blessing! I'm always thankful for a new car. I can never get over just how much God takes care of our every need. Now if you could only keep the kids away from it ;)

May said...

Hi Mimi,
I been during some blogwalking as I enjoy meeting other bloggers. I came over from Amy's blog (Keeping up W/the Schultz family and I simply love your posts here. I hope we connect in blogosphere while sharing various insights. Nice visiting here and have a blessed day.

K9friend said...

Congrats on the new wheels! What a relief. I'm so glad for you!

Pat
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