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April 19, 2005

Hooray, A Minivan!


Hubby found a minivan. Great condition, well-cared for, decent price. It's amazing what a relief it is to have a source of transportation.

I was driving Mom B's minivan yesterday with the kids in the back and listening to a Sovereign Grace sampler. Oh, my. It felt so free and weird and peaceful and normal. I did get lost twice, though, even though I used to know the Sarasota streets well.

Each of the boys had rough moments yesterday. I can see the jet lag kicking in, mixed with some transition feelings. We read a great little book from the library yesterday, This is Me and Where I Am. They laughed at every page and we talked about being here, where we are, in Florida.


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Congrats on the van! Wheels are important, aren't they? Enjoy!

Posted by: Kim in ON at April 19, 2005 07:39 AM

Looks great!

Posted by: Amie at April 19, 2005 09:51 AM

I'm happy for you that God provided a van for your family! and yay for soveriegn grace! (from a SG church member)

Posted by: Lisa at April 19, 2005 12:30 PM

congrats on the wheels. my prayers are with your kids and your family as they adjust to their new surroundings.....

Posted by: mark at April 19, 2005 04:34 PM

Wonderful news on the van. We spent five years in Japan and had to buy a minivan when we arrived back in the states, and we had those transitional moments of confusion and cognitive dissonance-
I remember freezing at the shampoo aisle in the grocery store, unable to make a decision about what shampoo to buy, and stopping at traffic like a deer in the headlights as I suddenly couldn't remember which side of the road to drive on.=)

Posted by: DeputyHeadmistress at April 19, 2005 06:10 PM

Glad you found a van so quickly!

Posted by: Liza Q at April 19, 2005 06:33 PM

YAY! I'm so happy that you've found a van! Keeping you in my prayers these days. Pretty soon you'll wake up and it will feel like home once again.


Posted by: spiritual ingenue at April 19, 2005 09:10 PM

Yay! So glad you have a van now. It would be great not to need one, but here in the suburbs, ya gotta get around! I'm sure loving mine!!!

Posted by: Jema at April 19, 2005 11:44 PM

Hey, nice van!

Now for that pesky carseat issue for the kids...I just saw your comment on my blog (what can I say...don't check it much lately!)...and I did respond. Check out the response at http://knittedinthewomb.blogspot.com/2005/03/using-latch-to-keep-your-kids-safe.html or look at my comments on "Houdini in a carseat" at http://knittedinthewomb.blogspot.com/2005/04/houdini-in-carseat.html

Be sure to let me know when you are coming up to to the great state of PA!

Posted by: Jenn at April 26, 2005 12:52 AM

I totally understand! I just sold my minivan actually... and found something a little better on gas. But, inbetween the selling of the mini and the purchase of now owned vechicle, there was a time to rely on the graciousness of others.

I am so glad that is over.

I can only be nice for so long.

Posted by: Sarah at May 1, 2005 01:31 AM

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