After my pity-party-rant on Tuesday, I was once again reminded that there are people who really do care. One online friend, Madelyn, sent me a long message of suggestions to make my situation a little more bearable and reminded me of the power of prayer. Aunty Carol got me some info about what to do regarding a representation application to get the fine reduced, Elizabeth gave me special chocs to cheer me up – a mint Sweetie Pie, a regular Lindor ball and an almond one too. Connor and Collette listened to me rehash my frustrations and, despite the early hour, gave me a glass (and then another) of good red wine to calm my nerves.
Wednesday Theresa came to visit. Tonic for the soul, that was. She spent the night because her car was being serviced at a local workshop the next day. As we’ve done before, she dropped off her car, I picked her up, and she brought me to work in my car, used it for the day and then collected me from my office, in her car, having had it washed before coming to pick me up. We got my car, said our goodbyes and she drove off. Knowing she said she would put some fuel in for using my car, I didn’t for one minute think she meant that she would FILL it. I was so overwhelmed that I burst into tears, partially out of relief, but also out of gratitude, because she herself is in a wobbly position. The last time my car was full was over 8000 Km ago! I know this because I only every trip the meter back to zero is when I used to fill the car. I think the car was so surprised to be full, it nearly popped its wheels!
I phoned her to say thank you and she said that she did it because she loves me, her honourary little sister. That just made me weepier. I tagged her on Facebook last night, with an image containing the text, “Your biggest test comes when you’re able to bless someone else while you are going through your own storm” and I told her that she had passed with flying colours.
This morning I received this from a friend I haven’t heard from in probably at least two years.
Unless she happened upon my blog entry, she would be totally oblivious to what is happening in the life of Yours Truly.
As I said I would, I went to the traffic department this morning and spoke to the gentleman who deals with the summonses and he said that because the license had been renewed since I received the fine, half the charge falls away by default and he will see what he can do about obtaining a reduction on the other half. The wait is approximately two weeks. So I will wait, in faith, as I should have all along.
The anger and despair I was feeling on Tuesday has been replaced by new hope and renewed faith in God’s timing and the people whom I so often take for granted.