Monday, March 21, 2016
ELMER AND ANNA ARE BACK HOME !!
All our animals were taken care of by our sons. The barn was as spotless as a barn can be. They also went over all the tools and tractors, etc. to make sure they are ready for Spring. Even our farm land had been turned over. I have an idea John did that.
John is still itching to start planting. I told him to just to relax, we will be busy enough in a few more weeks. Never have trusted the first part of April. We could still get some of that white stuff.
We got to see Marilyn's new to her car. Now there is a car I can get in and out of easy. We won't be able to fit eight people in this car like we did once in the old car. If we fit five in here, we will be lucky. But, we know this one will start in the morning without a jump start. It even fills the car with heat, real heat not that little bit the old car did. So glad she finally got a different car. We worried about her in the old one and feel she is much safer in this one.
Of course we had to laugh as we said Bishop Eli would never fit in the new car. He is way too tall to fit in. I went with her to take it to Eli's to show it to him. Eli and Emma liked the car. I told Eli he would never fit in there as he is too tall. So he gave it a try. We figured the front would be better so we moved the front, passenger seat all the way back. The final laugh was on me because he did get into the car. He had to take his hat off, but he got in there.
Eli asked Marilyn if she minded if he prayed over the car. Of course, she said she would appreciate it. Eli, Emma, Marilyn and myself laid a hand on the car while Eli prayed. He thanked the Lord that He had worked things out so Marilyn could have a newer, safer car. Eli also asked that the Lord bless the car, and protect it for as long as Marilyn had it. He also asked that the Lord protect Marilyn in the car and that no harm come to her or the car. We all said Amen.
Marilyn thanked Eli and all of us for the prayer. Eli said for her to have no fear in the car - that the Lord was watching her and the car. She should drive it wisely - to make new memories and take new pictures in this car.
What I didn't know was Marilyn was driving the old car when she met Jean and David. That meeting led her to meeting Old Order Mennonites which led her to meeting us. Eli said he hopes the new to her car brings her more memories. I like that red color. You can see that color coming down the road.
I know Eli is going to put on a post for this Friday, but I just want to say a bit here for Holy Week. This is special week to take time to remember the Lord. We should all take time, every day. Remember how Jesus gave His life for our sins and to thank Him for what He did.
We sometimes got so involved in our daily life that we don't remember to take time and thank the Lord.
Trust God's Wisdom,
Elmer an Anna