Last week I spent time in classes at Iliff Seminary. It was challenging and energizing and yes, for my introverted self, draining. I started my trip home on Saturday with seven hours of windshield time ahead of me tired and fulfilled. My mind was racing with the things I still had to do for the remaining five weeks of the Spring quarter and I just couldn’t get home fast enough. Until hour 6.5 when something happened to my car.
I was 26 miles away from my exit and something went terribly wrong with my car. After two hours of waiting for the tow truck I called a second truck and they arrived within 20 minutes. I am so glad I had cash on hand and that my husband could get to me quickly. And I was able to coast off the freeway. If I had to break down, this was not as bad as it could have been.
Today I received the news…my car needs a new engine. In other words, I would probably need to get a new vehicle. “But I’m not ready to get a new car right now! I’m about to move!” I screamed in my mind. Surprisingly enough I let it go because there was nothing I could do about it today, on a glorious Sunday afternoon.
I spent time with my family, stared up into the amazingly blue sky, and helped my youngest son get his kite in the air. I enjoyed a few hours outside with my family, running the dogs having a picnic and flying kites. Yes, I should have been writing my midterm for my ethics class, but in that moment, I decided to give thanks to my Creator. My car is still at the garage in the same shape and come Monday we will make some decisions. I am so happy that I didn’t let worry consume me.
Today I harnessed the strength of the day. A beautiful day that allowed me to spend time with both of my sons. A day that allowed me to rest after a stressful return from Denver, and a day that ended with a visit to my dear friend.
Today I Am Thankful For:
- Iliff Seminary
- short fingernails