Tuesday, January 19, 2010

independence day,...

We have a car!
This is a GREAT thing for the kids and I!
For many reasons!
of course, we can finally get places with out bumming a ride!
My friends and their dad have been GREAT!
I am so thankful for the help...
but, its nice to just go and not ask!

then there is the fact that I DID THIS!
on my own!
OK, with the help of a mechanic who did the leg work,
and made sure the car checked out..
but, I paid for it!
and did it!..and that's huge!

Its an older SUV..
but big and sturdy,
and the dog fits..
and the kids all fit!
(also a good thing!)

The biggest thing that has come from this,
is the lesson behind it!
So often we think we CANNOT do without something,
until we learn we can!
Often in my life it feels hard until I add something else!
it seems complicated until something else goes wrong!
If we could live life in reverse we would be so calm..
because as we face a new challenge,
we realize the relative simplicity of what we faced before!
As a single woman and mom,
each challenge is an opportunity to rise above and over come,
and more often then not
it leaves me so relieved when that challenge is over,
that the circumstances that felt overwhelming
one challenge back,
now feel like a piece of cake!
I love that!
so I am enjoying the chaos
of theater for 3, Basket ball for 2, cheer leading for 1, Boy scouts, Church...
leading divorce care classes,
working full time,
and being a mom..
and all I keep thinking is
"what a relief that I can GET all these places now"..
versus how am I going to fit it all in!!:)
lesson learnt..until next time!


  1. What an amazing role model you are for all of us!!

  2. Glad you have the freedom that a car brings. I know it would have been so hard for me to come up with a way to get to all the things that I did with the sons if I didn't have a car. Just shows that you are a resourcful woman!

  3. Well Done You!!
    I am grinning in your honour!

  4. Good luck with the new car! Always happy to see positive posts (on blogs, on the web, etc.) Congratulations.

  5. Well done Debbie! What did you get? (Don't give me a typical female answer and reply something like "A red one")

  6. Divorce care classes?! Sounds interesting!

    Congrats on getting wheels - it can make such a difference!


  7. Ha! Steve why would I just say red??!! its burgundy! duh!!...

  8. Hee hee! OK, its actually a 96 Nissan Pathfinder! .. 125,000 miles on it, with a lot of room left for more..!

  9. Oh you can't go wrong with a Nissan. It'll run forever! Well done!