This past weekend, a group of gals and I took a road trip to Richfield, UT for Time Out for Women. If you don't know what that is, you should-- TOFW.com. The theme for the event this year is "Seek the Good", and soon, those words were going to mean more than expected. Anyhow, it's about a 2 hour drive from home, and it was raining, and a for portion of the trip there was construction and no cell service. (Yikes!)
We made it safely, without incident, and checked into our hotel.
And then, we left to grab dinner before the event.
Now, my kid-hauling mini van has a tow package, which was causing us to scrape the ground, I thought maybe more than usual because there were 7 adults in the car instead of children. As we exited the parking lot, we scraped--bad. I began to accelerate, but something was not right. I pulled over in a hurry (in a turning lane). Flat Tire!! I called my husband, and as I was doing so, realized we were right in front of a tire shop--what are the odds!??! I carefully babied the van into the parking lot of the shop and we got a brand new tire pretty quickly .
This lovely picture taken by my friend Nicole--she got a flat tire and spare tire in the same shot! Haha! (Yes, that's my sweet body).
The most important part of this incident, is the blessing. I have no doubt that we were indeed blessed. Not lucky, not involved in a coincidence, but BLESSED. Had this happened anywhere on our trip, especially in the rain with no cell service, it would have been a very different situation. Also, discovering the flat in front of a tire shop, after 5pm, on a Friday, and we were still taken care of in our time of need.
Again, I say BLESSED.
No doubt that God does watch over us, and that He loves us.
I chose to "Seek the Good" by recognizing the blessing, instead of being frustrated by the trial.
© Wendy 2012