I fell in love with a car!
Way back in 2001.
I had the great privilege to commute with an amazing group of human beings to a small outlying “VIlle” to teach. I taught thirty-three grade six and seven students and had a third of the school in my class, even though there were 6 teachers on staff. The school was declining in size! I was fortunate to learn many new things, fall in love with my students and the staff and find my dream car.
Is it weird that I had never had a dream car before?
Is is strange that my dream was a van?
Perhaps, God knew about the brood of boys that were coming into our life six years later.
I have fallen in love with how he prepares me for “events” in my life.
Day by day.
Person by person.
Story by story.
In 2001, we commuted in a brand, spanking new 2001 grey Honda Odyssey. On those 5:45am pick-ups, this vehicle was luxury. With its captain seats and personal water bottles, I thought that I had it made! And that was how my dream was created.
I would own a 2001 Honda Odyssey.
Ten years later, in 2011, we decided to look for a Honda Odyssey as we awaited the birth of our third and three car seats would not fit in the back of our current vehicle.
Enter stage left, a beautiful grey 2001 Honda Odyssey that we could pay cash for and enjoy every day until last Friday.
She decided to stop on the side of the highway.
Just like that! She sat there for three days while we pondered and prayed and wandered and wondered.
A few friends sat together in our wonderings.
And we are so grateful!
This van taught me how to dream, about cars.
Now she is reminding me how to dream in others ways.
Perhaps our life is meant to be with one car?
I wonder what will happen in the next weeks so that we could pay cash for a new car?
I am excited.
I am leaning in with anticipation.
I am dreaming.
I am so grateful for this dream car!