Saturday, June 14, 2014

I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends and the Good Lord

The boys designed and built a contraption so that our son could haul his bike back to California and he loaded it up yesterday:



He headed back to California this morning, but we squeezed in a few rounds of skeet as soon as the sun was up before he headed west.



4 hours later he called with transmission troubles. Finding a transmission mechanic on a weekend - not so easy. We don't know anyone in that town, but we called our friend Matt who went to school there and knows people everywhere. He knew a friend who knew a friend and phone calls were made. The friend of the friend - Wade - is a mechanic. He was at a friend's house in El Paso, about 40 miles from where our boy was. He drove back and opened up his shop to help out our boy. Alas, a new transmission is needed to the tune of $1400. Our son needs to be back on post on Monday morning so he was just going to leave his truck, jump on his bike and head back, but Wade, a former Marine, insisted on him staying the night with them and then our son could head out fresh in the morning. So, how's that for God's hand orchestrating the situation? Pretty awesome. Thank you Wade, and praise God.

He'll have to fly back at some point when he gets a day off and pick up his truck. Another option I like is that we drive down when his truck is fixed and I drive it to California and fly back.

So. I'm asking for prayer for our boy as  he heads back on that new bike of his tomorrow. I would sure appreciate it.

The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in
From this time forth, and even forevermore. Psalm 121:8

11 comments:

Lavern Bevers said...

Prayers for your boy.I know that must really worry you,your son on a motorcycle.If I had kids it would scare me to death.Heck it would scare me to death to be on one myself!So glad you got to spend some time together.Does he plan on making the military his career? Thats is admirable but scary also.Hope your garss is growing and isnt drying out too bad what with the wind.Had another couple of inches here thank the Lord.

Carol said...

Sending prayers and good thoughts❤️

Nancy said...

Never fear, The Lord and His angels are looking out for your Marine!

Dar said...

Your boy has a guardian angel and he will be fine. Prayers going out to him and you. He's a real handsome fellow as his his father.

Ranchmom said...

I said a prayer of safety for your son. I also have been blessed by your post here lately. They seem to come at the perfect time when I needed some encouragement. My twenty year old son is doing an internship on a ranch in Montana (we're cattle ranchers in Florida:))It's hard to let them spread their wings.
I copied your scripture of Psalms 121:8 and I am texting it to my children today. Thank you!

Ranch Wife said...

Ranchmom - I tried to reply to your comment, but you are showing up as a non-reply blogger so I hope you see this comment. Thank you for taking the time to comment. I appreciate your prayers - he did make it back safely. I'm glad that Psalm 121:8 spoke to you. Its been a daily prayer here. What a wonderful opportunity for your son! It IS hard to let them take that leap from the nest, but there is no safer place and under the shelter of God's wings. I hope he's loving it!

Staci said...

Wow! What a story! Wonderful people are out there! I'm glad it all worked out so well, although I know how wrenching $1400 of unexpected car repairs can be.

Ranchmom said...

Thank you for responding:) I do not have a blog but I have been enjoying reading yours for years. Thank you for taking the time to share your life. Your link is on my favorites bar:) God has used you as a blessing to me many times. I love reading about ranching families and our similarities even though we are in totally different environments.

Ranchmom said...

Thank you for responding:) I do not have a blog but I have been enjoying reading yours for years. Thank you for taking the time to share your life. Your link is on my favorites bar:) God has used you as a blessing to me many times. I love reading about ranching families and our similarities even though we are in totally different environments.

Ranch Wife said...

Ranchmom - thank YOU for taking the time to read my posts. I know how busy people are and I am always very humbled by the fact that you take the time to visit. I imagine ranching in Florida, you don't have much cause to fret about the lack of rain, but I'm sure there are other challenges. I am curious about ranching in your area. What type of cattle do you raise? You can email me if you would prefer not to post as a comment. Thank you again for your sweet comment. I am blessed by the comments y'all leave .

Ranchmom said...

Good Morning! Do I use the email that is linked into your profile?
Ranchmom

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