Cars and the Betts-family
Let me tell ya
It's been a fascinating journey
From not having one many times
Including when we first arrived in Tahiti
(Me pregnant with Nathalie)
To giving one away
To lending one out
only to find it "ruined" on our return
To not having one
even with 3 kids in tow
depending on a friend to take us grocery shopping once a week
cuz we lived in the "boonies" and there was no other way
To having one that leaked heavily every time it rained
Having one stolen while on a date
(that was actually funny and we both laughed when we noticed it was gone, because it was so random...
This was in Tahiti and the car was unlock-able)
and everything in between
Maybe one day, I'll tell you some amazing stories about
the Betts-clan car history
and how God ALWAYS intervened
~ eventually ~
oftentimes in the most unexpected ways.
Actually, if at least 2 of you let me know via a comment that you wanna hear those stories, I'll write about some - actually quite amazing stories!
But today, let me introduce you to our new van
It was just given to us
YES, you read right!
Given to us!!!!
What amazing timing, too!
Our van is at it's end and has only 2 weeks left on it!
And there is NO WAY that we could've bought anything to replace it right now.
This van is actually REALLY special
It went through the earthquake in Christchurch
Without as much as a scratch
It was in a parking garage downtown Christchurch
and came out a week ago to it's owners - our friends.
(Remember, the ones who scarcely escaped the earthquake?)
WE ARE OVER THE MOON HAPPY AND GRATEFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH,
RUSCHI AND PHILIPPE!!!!!!!!
THANK YOU, FATHER, FOR YOUR PROVISION!!!!!!!!!!!
What's funny is that it's the same exact model as our last one
It's just newer (1997) and with only 135 000km