Monday, January 9, 2012

Those Who Cover Me.

Over Christmas my husband bought me a new Chevy Malibu. We had talked about getting rid of my HHR and getting a bigger car. I had a small fit. The HHR seemed enormous to someone of my height (5'2".) I truly didn't want a bigger car. He had to take the backseat headrests off so I could see to back out. And, I needed to use a wedge pillow to be tall enough to see out the front.

Well, he wanted to get me something that would be heavier on the icy roads.

I explained to him how I felt. Besides, I don't like change. I just get used to one car and he wants me to get another one. I need to figure out where the wipers are, all the lights I might need, like where to turn off the inside light if it gets bumped. (That happened.) He's a car person, but I'm not.

I took the problem to the Lord. I told him how I felt. I didn't want a new car. I liked the one I had. He knew about the big car problem and the change thing. Finally, I felt that I should listen to me husband. That scripture about honoring your husband in all things sure has saved me in the past. No matter how silly his ideas seem, if they are legal and moral (of course they would be) and I have had my say, I usually come around to his way. You know what? It works great most of the time. I totally put the car, my wishes and concerns at God's feet. I told him He could do what He wanted. I asked Him to pick out the car that was right for me.

So we got the car. When I saw it, I couldn't believe this was the " big" car my husband wanted for me.
My husband insists it is bigger than the old one, but it is lower. Ah, that makes a lot of difference. I don't feel like it's going to tip over. We test drove it and I could see out the window perfectly. It has a button where you can adjust the wheel and lower it and adjust the seat and raise it. Some designer must have had a short mom.
I love my new car. It's much easier to maneuver that the old one. It's navy blue. I even got to pick out the color.
So God's word is awesome. I put my cares in His hands and He got to work for me. I honored my husband and made him happy. I'm thankful for my two "coverings." They take such good care of me.

10 comments:

  1. Congrats on the new car! I have the "short" issue too. Unfortunately with my 3 teenagers, I have to have a big car. In face, I drive a Yukon. It's enormous and quite a gas guzzler too. But it works for our family so I deal with the size. Glad things worked out so great for you. Happy New Year!

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  2. Oh that's wonderful! You submitted and God honored that. Enjoy your car!

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  3. Congratulations on your new car! It's beautiful. Thanks for passing on the reminder about honoring/trusting those God has placed in responsibility over us, too.

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  4. So glad you are enjoying your new car! It's beautiful!

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  5. It always seems to work out best when we give it over to Him and I'm sure your husband was pleasantly surprised too. :O)

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  6. Your new car is beautiful!! Enjoy!

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  7. it looks like a beautiful car, enjoy it. And yes, it's great to be covered!

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  8. wow, what a great story, Nancy! This kind of thing has happened to me a hundred times in 36 years of marriage. I'm so thankful for my good husband and great God.

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  9. Oh Nancy, I am the same way about cars, change and not being able to see out the window! Not long ago, my hubby insisted on getting a new car as well. He bought his old car (a Trailblazer) without me test driving it, and I needed a pillow to see out the window as well.

    His new car however, has a lever thing that lifts me up plenty high enough. So that was great. My bigger concern however, was the money. I was really against his decision, I couldn't see how spending money on a new car could save us money?! Finally I calmed down and opened my mind and heart to try and really hear his points. And it turns out he was right. We are spending so much less in gas money every month, it was totally worth it!

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