Friday, 12 September 2008

Jesus, take the wheel...

In the states, I drove a maxi-van (12-15 passenger) on a daily basis. I parked it. I passed people in it. I even.....dare, I say it....went OVER the speed limit in it. So why is it, you put me in a new context and I am barely capable of driving a "regular" mini van? (Now, granted these vans are entirely too boxy to be considered a normal van, but it only holds 8 people, thus making it smaller than a maxi-van)

I drove the boys and myself to Eroski (Spain's version of Super-Walmart). As we pulled out of the parking space directly in front of our apartment building, I prayed "Dear Jesus, please guide us there safely and bring us back to a parking space in front again." The GPS loyally guided me to the supermercado. And I was extremely grateful for the opportunity to do something more than walk by the shore or circle the apartment building again.

I was feeling so confident in my driving skills at the moment that I decided we would have McDonald's for lunch. Parking was there once again. We ate, we played in the air conditioning (a luxury), and then we left.

I glanced at my watch, realizing that it is now Spainard lunch time (2:00ish) and we live above a restaurant. I knew my chances for parking were possibly going to be slim. But as we pulled up, there it was: the exact same parking spot I had left 2 hours prior!

Don't worry about anything, instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He's done!

Three good things about the morning so far:
1. It's a cooler day than yesterday.
2. We found a place where Bram can kick and chase after his ball.
3. It's new sheet night. (Carr speak for freshly laundered sheets)


My ADHD Me said...

Well, Hello to the famous (notorious) Missionary in Spain.

Out of the entire 50 plus posts on Irritable Mothers blog, your's came directly after mine. I probably had the prize in the bag and then A Missionary in Spain. I CAN'T BEAT THAT!! haha. (kidding)

Thank you for visiting my blog. I read a few of your posts and am so sorry to hear about the fire in your apt. Even small fires can cause tremendous damage. Not just the fire itself but the smoke and the water make clean-up a huge ordeal. Add that to being in a foreign country AND being a missionary AND trying to park your vehicle AND the day to day life of raising 2 toddlers and...well...I hope you win the book. (sigh)

It was so nice to meet you. I'll be back.

Irritable Mother said...

Isn't ADHD sweet???

And don't you just love it when God does sweet little things for you like finding you a parking space? Sometimes He does these little things, which in the view of eternity really don't matter, and I am just sure He's looking upon us saying, I did this for you because I love you!

Have a wonderful day!

My ADHD Me said...

Hi Missionary in Spain. You have my attention and I am thinking of you. Hope all is well in your very busy life.