Tuesday, July 14, 2009

My Knight in Sweaty Shining Armor

We are away on a real-life just for fun vacation trip! Yaaaay!

We headed out Sunday for a camping trip with two sets of grandparents and a cousin. This is the first time we've been able to get away just for fun in a couple of years.

We were happily on our way, an hour into our 2 1/2 hour drive when this happened:

Oh my. We were traveling on the interstate through a bigger town when the car started feeling funny. I thought maybe we were on the rumble strips until Daddy Buffalo looked into his mirror and saw rubber flying out from under his.

His response? The calm, matter-of-fact statement, "A blowout."

I wish I could accurately describe his tone for you. It was like he could have preceded those words with, "well whaddya know...".

Very reassuring. He got us to the shoulder immediately and went to check things out. After that his first priority was to get us off the interstate.

The timing worked out perfectly because we were less than a mile from the next exit and the road way had an extra "Exit-Only" lane. Perfect!

We limped to the exit and turned into the first available parking lot, a u-haul rental / storage place. Closed, of course, because it was Sunday.

Greg parked and unhooked and found out he would need a tool. And guess what?

We were less than a mile (just around the corner, almost!) from the nearest Wal-Mart. And having lived in this particular town before, we had a pretty good idea of how to get there!

Long story somewhat shorter, we bought the tool and went back to change the tire.

It was only 100 degrees out. But having our house on our backs like a turtle, I was able to keep Greg stocked in ice-cold gatorade while he worked. And sweated.

We eventually got back on the road and made it safely, even if an hour and a half late, to our destination, where our family was all waiting on us.

So now we are all settled in and having a great time!

My time is even sweeter knowing I am spending it in the company of my Hero to the Rescue!

Even better than that?
My hero is faithfully under the command of the King of Kings. The One who placed us near an exit, with a turn lane, near a safe parking lot, close to the store, with ice and drinks and stuff for the boys to do. With light traffic, and a healthy spare tire. He is so good. I'm so glad I am His, and He is mine!


Queen Diva said...

It always encourages me so much when I see the Lord taking care of itty bitty needs in this huge universe of His. It reminds that He does care for little ole me and my little ole world.

Cindy said...

All's well that ends well.

Jennifer said...

I love this story! Hope your vacation is the best!!