Friday, November 2, 2012

Car Problems

There is nothing ever good about car problems. Ever.

A few weeks ago, Brandon, Connor and I were coming home from a BYU game one of our tires blew out on I-15. Now this had never happened to me before, so I was kind of lets say upset...(ok hysterical). I was so stressed! We were on a part of I-15 where people are driving 80+ mph, two lanes, and lots of big semi's (to paint a small picture for you). Luckily Brandon's parents weren't too far ahead of us so they turned around and my FIL helped Brandon change the tire. We drove home extremely slow, but got home safely.

So we had to get two new front tires this week, and since we did that we knew we needed an alignment. Well we got the tires (which are never cheap), and then went to get the alignment yesterday. The mechanics called Brandon saying they couldn't do the alignment because some parts weren't working on our car, they needed to be replaced on both sides. Awesome, so we had to do that, then our front brakes were practically gone. So new brakes too. YAY (only a hint of sarcasm there). 

In all honesty I kind of had a feeling we were going to be spending more on the car (not necessarily $300+ more), but still. On the way there I had an extremely comforting feeling, and even though we found out we had to spend way more than we wanted I knew everything would be okay. Now the weird thing is Brandon was stressing so much about it (which if you know us, I'm the one that stresses over money). We were able to talk about it later, and thank heavens for the comforting Holy Ghost, we were both able to know we'd be okay. 

During all the car trouble issues, I had a friend post this quote on Facebook (which I later posted as shoot me, I really like it). “The spirit of the gospel is optimistic; it trusts in God and looks on the bright side of things. The opposite or pessimistic spirit drags men down and away from God, looks on the dark side, murmurs, complains, and is slow to yield obedience.” Orsen F. Whitney. Things are really tight (financially, but aren't they always?), but we need to look at the positives. We have been blessed so much this year, and things always turn out for the best, we just need the faith it takes to get through the trials. I know my Heavenly Father won't give me a trial I cannot overcome, because not only he is always with me, but so is my great husband.