Hi, my name is Jennifer and I'm a baller, shot-caller, 2o-inch rims on my impala....Okay, sorry. Got carried away with Lil Wayne there for a moment. But for real, I'm a baller. My "ride" is so "phat" I'm not sure about the 20" rims part, I'm not even sure if they are rims but they are really big. N-e-wayz!
Let's start from the beginning.
God said let there be light and then...just kidding. (sorry about all the preamble. i am just in a very jovial mood right now).
The REAL beginning:
In November, I asked Randi and Brandy for help with a budget because at the time they were my lifegroup leaders and I needed help with my budget. Randy came over and helped me figure some stuff out. I called him later to ask if he thinks I could fit into my budget saving each month for a new car. He asked me what kind of car I was looking for and I told him that I would either like a Saturn Vue or a Pontiac Aztek. And, very Randy like, he said, "Huh. An Aztek?" I said yes, that they're pretty inexpensive and I have liked them ever since the show Dark Angel came out (the parapalegic guy had one). He then told me that Aaron Laughlin's mother had an Aztek that she was thinking about selling. Randy asked me how much I would have to buy the car with, which was $5000. He told me he would call her and ask her about it and how much she would sell it for. You know, kinda feel her out and stuff.
Randy called me back a couple of days later and said that if she were to sell her car she would sell it for $5000. I couldn't buy it right then because I needed to wait for my income tax refund and she wasn't ready to sell yet either. I was so happy! It just seemed meant to be. Randy asked her to call him first when she finally decided to sell.
I called Randy in the beginning of January to ask him if he could call Aaron's parents again and get the 411 on the car situation. He called me back and let me know that they had decided to keep it instead. Normally, this would have crushed me. It did make me upset, but not like it usually would. I just knew that God had a plan for me in this situation. After that, I didn't even look for another car. I just had faith that God was going to supply this need.
***Oh, let me fill you in on something right here. My sister had a REALLY crappy car. It finally got too crappy so it went away. She was borrowing my mom's car, which if anyone has borrowed their parent's car knows how much of a pain in the butt in can be. So our plan was that I was going to sell my car to my sister and then with that money combined with my refund, I was going to buy a new car for myself.***
One day, I was going through the list of my blog friends when I happened on Rachel's blog about needing a bigger car. I got excited because I wanted to buy her car but I didn't know if she was serious about selling hers and getting a bigger one for her. So I left a comment about buying her car. I waited about 6 hours (that's a long time in my world) then finally IM'd her when she didn't reply back. Amazingly, Rachel was all about it. I was kind of shocked. She said that she would find out all the financial stuff the next day and suggested ways for me to go about getting a loan if I didn't have enough. I had faith in God to supply, but I guess I didn't expect it to happen so darn fast! Well, anyway, fastforward 2 weeks, and now I am a proud-owner of a Pontiac Aztek. Yay me!
Now, I make up excuses to just go driving. It's a lot bigger than my Ford Focus so I am having to get use to NOT running over curbs... Also, Rachel and Aaron have been so great about everything. Since I sold my car to Amanda and was without a car for a day, Aaron let me borrow his car while they were getting the gas tank thing figured out and I could get the Aztek the next day. This is the second time that Aaron and Rachel have blessed me in a big way. First was when Marcos left, he took our bed with him so I was having to sleep with the kids in their bunkbed for a couple of weeks. Well, A&R gave me not only their mattresses, but their really awesome sleigh-like bed and the dresser/mirror that goes with it!!!! The set is so beautiful. I guess I should put some pictures up of them. Remind me to do that...
This is my prayer: Thank you God for generous souls and giving people such as Aaron and Rachel. Even if they had not given me all that they have, their hearts and prayers are more than enough. Thank you for allowing them to be free with their possessions. Thank you for supplying them everything they need Lord. Thank you for showing me Your love through them. Thank you God that I have such great examples of Christians to follow.