In all our 21 years of marriage, we have never had a new car. We have always been so blessed to receive a car from someone in the family willing to sell to us for a good price we could afford. :) We've been so grateful over the years. But...
When our 91 Ford Explorer (which is the newest car we've ever had) died this last month, we decided that replacing the transmission for the fourth time (yes, you heard me correctly) was not an option. We're cheap simply because life has forced us to be. It's one of the things you learn very quickly when not able to work and contribute and because we have major medical bills by the dozens oozing out of envelopes at us, even in our nightly dreams. Uggh!
So, imagine the difficulty in making a decision to buy a new car (well, new to us, anyway...) and commit to making a monthly payment when it's your guess as good as ours whether we'll have the money for the payment.
Since my books have been selling consistently enough to pay a car payment (which wasn't in the original plan of why I was writing in the first place--more like paying off all the tardy medical bills!!), we decided to be risk takers and rely on the good graces of God and invest in a new car with the goal that the books would pay the car payment. This brings me to the 'Wow!'
Wow!!!! Not even in my wildest dreams did I think this would be possible right now...but we're doing it! Thank you, Father in Heaven!!!!!!! Thank you for such wonderful blessings in our life! Dreams really do come true, people! Keep dreaming out there and accomplishing your goals!