And now it's the van.
With out going into much detail we'll just say that the other driver should have seen Jory before Jory saw him. But he didn't. Complicated by the fact that our insurance policy didn't include collision. So not only are we out of a car, but we're also out $3,000 that we had squeezed out of our own finances for our adoption but will now going to fix the car.
Isn't that an interesting twist in a complicated story.
So now we play the game called "what is there to be thankful for here?" aside from the obvious - there were no injuries, I could have been on the backroads in WV with the kids by myself, it could have been the motorcycle... etc.
We're thankful that God has a (rather interesting) plan, and that this is a part of it.
We're thankful for the opportunity to talk through the self esteem issues that are surfacing in the kids, and the chance to discuss how our self worth is not tied to our possessions.
We're sort of thankful for another opportunity to trade our possessions for promises.
But mostly we're thankful that this too shall pass, and someday we'll get a good laugh out of it.