24 Aug

For the past 8 months we’ ve had 1 vehicle….that I couldn’t drive bc it’s standard. I mean, I can drive it to the store across the street and back but that’s it. I had a really hard time getting the hang of it especially on the slightest little hill. I never realized how many stop lights and stop signs were on  hills until I was learning or should I say “attempting” to learn to drive standard. Those little hills turned into big humongous mountains to me! They were terrifying! Hubby tried to teach me but I got so frustrated with him telling me to become one with the clutch & accelerator!  REALLY!? Everytime I drove, which was not very often, I’d be so tense…it was not an enjoyable or pleasant drive for me at all.  It got to the point where my hubby would just drive me around wherever I needed to go which was nice at first, but after awhile it got to be frustrating for both of us…but we made it work. I would often pray for a 2nd vehicle, but not faithfully knowing it just wasn’t in the budget. Then one day out of nowhere the A/C went out right in the beginning of summer! No way this can be happening…NO WAY!  We all know that Texas heat is like a furnace…our summer’s are so hot it’s crazy! Once the A/C went out I began praying like crazy for another vehicle. I started to get discouraged when a month went by….then 2 and still no car. Thank God for  awesome friends who joined me in praying for a car. Everytime frustration would try to rise up, I’d tell myself, “at least we have a working car…God is gonna move….everything is gonna work out.”

We found out my hubby was gonna be in New York for 4 days and I about lost all control! There is no way I’m gonna be stuck at home for that long! Okay, hear me out, I wasn’t just throwing a fit, in those 4 days, my oldest would start his first day of school, which is about a 30 minute drive one way, he also has band practice. My youngest son had meet the teacher night plus his first day of school would be  while the hubs is away! Talk about me freaking out!

We got a small loan from our bank and began car hunting. We began to pray specifically for a van. It almost seemed impossible to find a van for the amount we got approved for…, we had to get it from a dealership and it had to have less than 70,000 miles or less. My husband believed we could find one, but me on the other hand had doubts. I would think to myself, It’s impossible then I would hear, “With Me, all things are possible.” One night, I was so overwhelmed b/c hubby would be leaving in less than a week and still nothing.  I remember wanting so badly to believe God would bless me but I was drowning in unbelief and doubt that I couldn’t even hear Him trying to speak to me. I began praying that He’d help me believe and out of nowhere I started having thoughts of every single time God met our needs in the past.  I began to speak positive and really truly believe that God was going to bless us before my hubby left.

It happened on a Tuesday, 2 days before my hubby flew out, that God blessed us with our 2nd vehicle! It was a glorious day indeed! We got a 2007 Chrysler Town & Country with only 52,000 miles with the payments we wanted and we talked the dealership down about $1,000 AND most importantly it has A/C! ! This is a VERY clean van inside & out! I believe we truly got blessed! I thank God that He is so gracious and patient with me…especially bc I’ve always struggled with believing God for meeting MY  needs. And once again He’s proven His faithfulness.

During this time of having only 1 car, I made a promise to my friend Samantha. We were both praying for a 2nd car, and we promised that if I got a car first, my first fellowship would be with her and if she got a car first, her first fellowship would be with me at my house. Well, I made good on my promise  and went to her house on Friday and hung out! She made pizza and we celebrated my freedom bc I told her I felt free!!! Lol  We’re still believing God to bless her! 🙂

Okay, soooooo……I named my van!  I know, I know I’m goofy but that’s okay bc I’ve been known for being  a weirdo!

I guess you want to know her name, hu!? Okay but, don’t laugh….

Her name is: Glory Periwinkle! Isn’t that such an awesome name!?! Before you get all crazy on me let me give u the meaning of it!

Glory because I give God all the glory for blessing me despite my unbelief.

Periwinkle because she looks almost that color. I wanted it to be her first name but the hubs looked at me crazy when I told him…lol

Here’s a pic…isn’t she a beauty!


So am I really a weirdo for naming my van? Do you name your cars? Tell me crazy car names that you’ve heard of or that you’ve named your car!
This should be interesting!! 🙂


6 Responses to “Glory”

  1. Elissa Davis August 24, 2013 at 9:43 pm #

    We had”Blacky” which obviously was black. She was our first brand new (not previously owned) car. “Old Faithful”. She got her name after about 6 years of proving that no matter how many times she died, she always came back to life and got us where we needed to go.
    But Glory Periwinkle takes the cake when it comes to most unique name for a vehicle!!

  2. Miriam Hernandez August 24, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    You are not a weirdo!! I named my first car “Gracie”, because it was by the grace of God that I was able to get it! My second vehicle is a 1995 Chevrolet, the previous owner painted with some stuff called “rhino” looks like tar but most people think it burnt :-/ any how it was meant to be a hunting truck but God had different plans for that truck and for complainer Miriam! Well I named that truck “Faith” it was all by faith in Jesus, that brought that truck to me. Till this day, it’s running great! Now my last vehicle is called “Mustard Seed” it just took a little tiny bit of faith to find a car in just one day! As you see, you are not in this weirdo thing alone, I’m right beside you!!! Lol! God has been so good to me and my children. Jesus has met my needs just as He has promise me and the best is yet to come!

  3. melody nava August 24, 2013 at 10:42 pm #

    Hey weirdo! I’ve never named a car but I’m boring like that! But I love your “nuttiness” and wouldn’t want you to be any other way! 😉 Give Glory Periwinkle a hug from the Navas.

  4. pastorwacker August 25, 2013 at 12:06 am #

    Babe, you’re awesome! You actually have greater faith than you give yourself credit for… 🙂

  5. Samantha August 28, 2013 at 3:35 am #

    I’m so encouraged to have more faith! I love your new van !!! God was so faithful to proving himself once again! Love you Geneva I’m so blessed to have you as my dear friend:)

  6. domesticjenne August 28, 2013 at 6:32 pm #

    He is so amazing! Your new van is a huge update from your old van! Love the name for it too! And you’re not a weirdo. There’s just never a dull moment with you. 🙂

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