Currently, my heart and mind are debating how to start writing this blog. There are so many things that I would like to share since the last update here at the beginning of 2019.
Friday, January 04. The Detour:
I was sleepy at work so I decided to had a detour with my normal work routine. Instead of eating lunch-out, I decided that on my break, I would take a detour to taken have a nap at home. So I called my husband to picked me up from work. I was excited that day and was looking forward to had a good nap, then go back to work again. While waiting for Joshua, I decided to had a quick tour to the bank which is just a crossed the road from where I work.
When I returned in front of our work place building, there was no trace of Joshua yet. I was thinking what happened to him. Did he forgot that I just called and his wife was waiting for him outside in the midst of a chilly weather? Or was he so busy writing his paper or being occupied of marketing our products? Did our daughter wanted to come with him, and she was taking so much time putting her shoes on? Or did he fall asleep again? Hold on, did he literally forget that I was waiting for him? Our place was just 5 minutes drive down the road. What was going on? Goodness, I didn’t have any means to contact him again unless I will go back inside our work building, and make another call. That time, I was contemplating what will I do?
Well the dollar store was just a few steps away from me, probably this is the time for me to have my own personal phone, Ill just get one. After all its not so expensive but wait, I just need one phone call. I was getting impatient, and frustrated. What happened to Joshua? I decided I would walked home, then I realized that the Physical Therapist building Joshua went last time has a phone. I would try to call Joshua. The woman was gracious enough to used their phone but to added on my frustration, Joshua wasn’t answering my call and nobody was answering my call in our home line. Goodness!!!
Finally, I decided to had a walk to home when I heard a familiar voice yelling out my name LADY, LADY, LADY!!!
When I looked back, I saw my manager across the road calling out my name, and she was looking rushed. By this time, I knew that something emergency happened to my husband.
On the other end of the story: another detour.
Joshua had been in a bit of a rush since he lost the keys for a moment. He didn’t want me to wait. He skipped the route he normally takes with red-lights and took a side street instead. This is where he reported having rear-ended a recycling bin trailer that stopped in front of him, apparently at the same time he was checking the phone (which a person should never do). There was no time, he said, for him to even use much brakes. It happened in seconds…. on this, our day of detours. We just thank God no one was injured.
Now, our 2012 Kia Soul is badly damaged and may not even be worth repairing. Just look!
So now our plans for the year were offset. We were looking forward to having enough saved up for our new place that we were planning to go to early this year. Everything was set. And then life throws us a curved.
Prior to this accident, in my journal last January 2 I wrote: Proverbs 3:6 (ESV) In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.
The question are, how can we acknowledge God when the situation became unclear? When the plans that we’ve made for ourselves didn’t happen the way we projected it, and the way we want it? When unexpected set-backs happened?
When Abigail was only an infant and learning to walk, she didn’t have any idea of what walking was about. What she knew was crawling until we introduced walking to her.
There was an event wherein I was trying to encourage her to take steps forward while I was on the other side of the hallway encouraging her. Abi demonstrated how much she trusts our voices, and it brought us joy to see her beginning to walk. As she carefully followed my instructions to her, paying attention to our words, I was overcome with joy. She clearly knows that we love her and want the best for her and for her to grow and learn new things, even if she falls down sometimes. As Abigail’s parents our will for her is to protect her, and prosper her in her obedience to our words. How much more love has our Heavenly Father for us?
His love for us is beyond our comprehension to the point of His redeeming us from our sins. We should be so trusting to our Heavenly Father in our relationship with Him, just as Abigail trusted us.
Even if us, as her parents fall and a major detour like this happens, like her, we will not cry or freak out, but we will listen for God’s voice and persevere on the path He has for us.
We will continue to be patient and prayerful for what will become of us in 2019 after this unexpected set-back. The good thing is that we have full-coverage insurance and GAP insurance, so this will not cost us much money, God-willing.
I will end this blog with encouraging message for myself and others from Psalm 8:1-9
1 O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!
Your glory is higher than the heavens.
2 You have taught children and infants
to tell of your strength,[b]
silencing your enemies
and all who oppose you.
3 When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—
the moon and the stars you set in place—
4 what are mere mortals that you should think about them,
human beings that you should care for them?[c]
5 Yet you made them only a little lower than God[d]
and crowned them[e] with glory and honor.
6 You gave them charge of everything you made,
putting all things under their authority—
7 the flocks and the herds
and all the wild animals,
8 the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea,
and everything that swims the ocean currents.
9 O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!