April 23, 2011

Our Friday

We had plans yesterday, and we got to most of them.  But I've been impressed recently by this verse from Proverbs, In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines His steps. (16:9)  We planned a course, God added a little excitement to it and gave us the blessing of seeing how He's grown us up and has changed us, enabling us to handle an unexpected and challenging situation with grace and peace.

Here's how the day went down:

Phipps Conservatory and Target were on the morning agenda, with some lunch at Chick-fil-A in there too.  We were right on schedule!  But as I pulled into a parking space at the Conservatory, this happened:

Side note: I wrecked my parent's car right after I got my license when I was 16.  But that time I hit a wall.  This was my first "real" accident with another vehicle.  We did the whole info exchange thing and then decided, since the car was still functional, we'd try parking (again!) and continue with our morning as planned.

We strolled through Phipps.

We had lunch at Chick-fil-A.

We took care of business at Target: returns, intended purchases, unintended purchases.

I got a new purse, (unintended purchase.)

Home for rest time we came.  Brian was already out in the car, so Colin got him to bed.  Elizabeth and I wrapped some birthday gifts before she rested.  Colin and I were going to settle in for a show to unwind; we've been watching Psych through from the fist season on Netflicks.  Does anyone else like this show?  It's hilarious.

Instead we got into filing a claim online, watched a little of the episode, then I got a call from the insurance agency.  I'm so thankful there were people working on Good Friday; God bless 'em!

I was able to get the car to the shop; the door was so bent there was a crack at the top and it was predicted the weekend would be rainy.  The fellow at the shop was kind enough to let me bring it in for a weekend stay and lent us one of his cars for the duration.  We'll find out Monday what the insurance appraiser decides.

After dropping off the van, I learned that friends got an (I-cannot-exaggerate-how-long) LONG-AWAITED job!  This was a BIG highlight in the day; we had been praying and praying for them.  Shouts of joy!!

We never got around to the eggs, but our day ended with a worship service full of scripture and hymns.  We left in the dark after singing these lyrics:

Were the whole realm of nature mine
that were an offering far too small
love so amazing, so divine,
demands my soul, my life, my all


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