Today I was minding my own business, happily driving down the road. I was headed to the market. I parked and low and behold smoke was coming out of the hood of our jeep! So I got out of the car and realized that anti-freeze was dripping all over the ground. “Great” thought I. “Now what?” I did the only thing I knew to do, I called the Shucks (John does not have a cell phone or a car). I told them that “green stuff” was dripping from my car. At that point I thought it was anti-freeze but I did not know for sure and I did not want to misdiagnose. So both Walt and Kim came to rescue me. They found me sitting on the front bumper munching on plantain chips and drinking Power Aide from a McDonalds cup. I think they were laughing at me. But, hey, that’s ok, I was laughing at me. Walt said one of the coolant hoses was leaking. So I climbed into their car and we headed home.
At that time I started thinking, that this was not the first time a near-disaster happened after coming home from Belize. I quickly recognized this as something that might be used to try to discourage us, so I stayed positive. I’m not gonna let one little hose leak get me down. In the end everything worked out. The Shucks let us borrow their car (shout out to the Shucks, you guys are awesome), John fixed the hose, and we drove off into the sunset…. ok, i’m getting a little carried away, it was only 2:00 at that point. Praise the Lord that it was only a hose and not the radiator, PTL for rescuers like the Shucks, PTL for His constant care and provision in our lives, PTL for just being who He is…. AWESOME.