"God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him."
(1 Jn 4:16)

Friday, July 07, 2006

The Ocean

Last weekend, we spent a few days at the ocean visiting my in-laws, playing on the beach, and flying our kite. We had a wonderful and relaxing time.

We left for home early on July 4. As we were driving home, our van broke down. My level-headed husband called 911 and a state trooper was dispatched to help us. He told us that since it was the 4th of July we most likely wouldn't be able to have our car towed or fixed until the following day. He then proceeded to drive us, a few at a time, to a restaurant in Elma, Washington. When my husband arrived, he noticed that an auto parts place across the street was open. He went over there and ended up getting our car towed. The tow truck driver took him to a shop that was closed, but the owner happened to be working on his son's car and agreed to fix our van. While all of this was taking place, my children and I were eating at Betty's Kitchen. We finally arrived home at 6:30, after spending several hours at the restaurant. As we ate dinner that night, Brendan said, "This has been a great 4th of July. We got to ride in a state trooper's car and we ate at a restaurant when we weren't even planning on it." Thank you to all of the people in Elma, Washington who made our stay so pleasant and went out of their way to help us. May God bless all of you for your kindness.


  1. What an adventure! So glad it turned out well.

  2. Sometimes the best adventures are those we least expect! Good to know we can still count on the kindness of strangers.

  3. Isn't that just like a child (in reference to your Brenden's comment) to look past the "trouble" and see the adventure! :o)
    No wonder our Lord says we must become as little children.


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