Yesterday evening we became a one car family. We have tossed this idea around for awhile, but never felt it would benefit us greatly. Our second vehicle was a truck that Jon used primarily for work. It was paid for and not costing a whole lot to keep. The plan was to keep it until we had enough cash to buy a used car that would fit more of our family.
Then enter five children who seemed to make frequent trips to the pediatrician, ophthalmologist, orthodontist, and dentist. Not to mention the upcoming appointments to the dermatologist and endocrinologist. It's amazing how fast those bills stack up. We thought we had planned enough savings to account for these bills, but were having a hard time keeping up.
The idea of selling the truck started to look more appealing. We would easily be able to pay for our medical bills, buy next years curriculum, and stash some away in our savings account. So, on Monday, we listed it on Craig's List.
We had several calls, but no visits. Finally, yesterday we received a call from a man who wanted to come check it out. Two older gentlemen showed up at our door.
The taller gentleman, "Frank", explained to me that he had befriended "Sam" some time before at a local nursery. Frank is a doctor here in town and met Sam while buying some plants. They struck up a friendship. Frank and his family seemed to have taken Sam under their wing. Frank helped him get out of a bad loan with his previous truck, and then would help scour the adds looking for a truck that Sam could afford. Then the unthinkable happened; Sam was laid off. Acquiring an affordable, yet reliable truck became even more important. This truck would help Sam start his own landscaping business.
It was such a blessing to see this Christian doctor looking out for Sam. He has made an investment into the life of another, and we were able to witness Christ's love in action. We were blessed so much to be able to see our truck go to someone who really needed it.
We have no idea how long we will be a one car family. It should not be too difficult. Jon works a mile away, so he can ride his bike or I can drive him on days I need the car. We are ready to take on this adventure.
Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name;
make known his deeds among the peoples!
Sing to him, sing praises to him;
tell of all his wondrous works!