So, Hod's car died. After some wonderful interest free help from my dear parents, we now have this:
Tuesday, Hod and I decided to make a quick trip to see his parents. I had never been to where Hod grew up before, and it was pretty fun! But, can I just share, WOW, they are some giving people. Let me show you what I came home with.
Shoes: 2 pair. The first pair is a pair of heels. I would show you a picture, but they are in the car with Hod at his work, so I can't. But let us look at the second pair. They can almost be seen here ... Only make the top red part going around the bottom pink, and the bottom red part going around the bottom yellow. Seriously, I remember watching Punky Brewster as a kid, and I loved it. Now I have her shoes! Big thanks to Mom-in-Law. She's so nice to buy me shoes!
Coat: Ok, Look at this:
Now imagine it Black. It was pretty great. It goes like this: my coat is old. As in I got it for the winter of '98-'99. It's worked well for me. I wore it my entire mission. And it has character. But it kind of wasn't so super effective anymore. I was super warm as long as I was wearing a sweatshirt or poofy sweater under it. Hod and I had plans to get me a coat in the spring when they were all super cheap. Until then, I would just wear layers. Hey, they're in fashion! Yesterday, Hod, Me, Mom-in-law, and Sister-in-law (I need to come up with some more names) were shopping. I saw some coats, and we looked at them, and I liked them, but we just couldn't afford them. If we hadn't spent $500 on our car this month, it would have helped a lot. Well, a few months ago, Sis-in-law and her hubby decided that they wanted to save up some money to help someone for Christmas. They had prayed and tried to find out who they should help, but they hadn't come up with anyone. So they were just waiting, hoping they would know who to help. After we got home from the Mall, SIL called her husband and talked to him. She then took me and Hod back to buy me a coat, and Hod some new shoes that he needs. And according to her, we were SUPER close to the amount her and her husband had saved up. Yeah for inspiration!
THEN Hod noticed that MIL had a bright red shine-y thing that I happened to want, sitting in her garage. He mentioned to MIL that I really wanted said item. She decided that since she wasn't using it, that she wanted to give it to me. (If you don't already have envy, I think you're about to)
Are you super jealous??
Really, I don't even know how to talk about how blessed I feel. All of this, with the present Mom and Dad gave us, we're going to be able to pay our rent this month! And I don't have to be cold anymore. And I have shoes that don't hurt my feet, and Hod has shoes he can wear to church, and I can bake!
So, here is a shout out to all of my wonderful family members who bless our lives every day. THANK YOU!!!! Hod and I have had some hard months, and it has seemed that no matter what we do, we just can't get ahead. But with everyone in our lives, we are going to make it!!
THANK YOU ALL!!!