Friday, April 6, 2007
It's a God thing
Being a single mom of three kids is hard enough on the finances, add to it all the medical bills from heart disease and cancer and, well...finances are an issue. So when the front axil on my car broke last November there wasn't any money to get it repaired. The car is sitting in my drive way. I carpool to work, and my brother lives with me and he has a car. It wasn't as much of an issue as it could have been. But still, it has been trying at times. I have to take public transportation to most of my doctor appointments, and Marta isn't as smarta as they say they are. One of my doctors is a little less than a mile away from where I work and it is actually easier to walk than to wait for the bus. Even with all this, the real need to have a car continues to rear it's ugly head, but the money just wasn't there. My son was talking to his friend who'd just given a car to her priest. He was probably complaining about having to drive his mother and his sister around all the time, but that's ok, it's deserved. She mentioned to the priest that there is a single mom cancer/heart patient struggling to get by without a car...and the priest has now given me the car he had been driving. It has some minor body damage. I take it the priest wasn't the best parker in the world. And the windshield needs to be replaced. The speedometer isn't working all the time and I have been warned against parking it on hills without having a full tank. But then another of my son's friends, who is a mechanic and was listening to the conversation has decided to take it on himself to fix the problems with this car. I tell you it's a God thing. I'm not even Catholic. Why should they care? But God does care and He provides for me when I need it.