We went to the car dealership, signed papers and came home with this vehicle - free and clear. I have no idea who all was involved or what deals were made...I'm absolutely sure it was all legal and Christ-honoring, though!!! :)
This is a 2012 Ford Transit Connect. It is brand new, as you can see by the odometer. Right now, it seats Isaac beautifully, as well as stores his chair completely upright in the back. Our little ramp fit right across the back for storage, as well.
We are in the process of applying for a grant that will hopefully allow us to have it modified with a ramp/lift for when Isaac gets bigger. That will cost between $16,000-$20,000, and we will be without the vehicle for a month as it is shipped to Indiana for the conversion. It will be a while before that happens, obviously.
So, I leave you with pictures and verses of praise and amazement.
"Our God is so great, so strong and so mighty...there's nothing my God cannot do!!!"
Isaiah 48:6 "Thou hast heard, see all this; and will not ye declare it? I have shewed thee new things from this time, even hidden things, and thou didst not know them."
Job 42:2-3 "I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee.
Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not."
Psalm 84:11 "For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly."
(of course, we had to try out the Sync program and call Doug's mom in Ohio to tell her the good news!!!)
...this makes it worth the wait.
I am so full of gratitude and we are overflowing with thanksgiving!
Our God is worthy to be praised.
Please join us tonight by leaving a comment in honor of His mighty work on our behalf!
AND tomorrow is Isaac's 12th birthday...could the timing have been any better?????