I got a van. For many people it is no big deal to drive a van. Maybe it was pride or I felt it would erode my manhood, but I stood firm on the fact that I would never drive a mini-van. Instead, I drove an old green Honda CRV with 330,000 miles on it and in my mind I thought at least I was not driving a van. I made it clear for years that you would never see a van parked in my driveway. Where I went wrong, was I started entertaining the idea that maybe it wouldn't be so bad. It would give the kids more room and it might help save the sanity of Crista and I. Three kids in the back seat of a car can make you act unreasonable. So, we started half heartily combing craigslist. For months, we would get close to going to look at one and "something" would happen and it would be sold. I kind of like to think it was divine intervention.
Then, we finally found one that met our criteria and was priced right. This time around, I did not give it much thought as I knew I would talk myself out of it. We bought it and right when we got home, I wanted to hide it in the garage. But, it is hard to hide a huge black box. That has been a little over a month ago. Today, I am coming to terms with it. I felt so much better about it when I found out that we purchased the SE model, which means we have the Nissan Quest Sports Edition. Hey, I never knew a van could be considered "sporty." Once again, in my life I had to eat some humble pie. One of these days, I will learn to never say never.
For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.
Michael and his wife Crista, are blessed to have three children (Noah, Gracie, Luke). They live in the middle TN area and attend Eagle Christian church. He counts it a honor to be involved with Eagle’s View, BYC and serving as a evangelist. They enjoy being outdoors, traveling and above all serving the Lord.