January 3, 2011

I can see Mexico from my house!

We have arrived in sunny (and cold!) El Paso. We won't have internet for a few days so I'm sending this from my phone. We made the trip down from OKC in ONE DAY. That was not the plan, but the last few hours of driving were through the desert and there were no hotels until we got to El Paso.

I don't have much to report but I wanted to share this with you. Yesterday evening we were driving and our fuel got low. No big deal, we thought. We're on the interstate, we're bound to come across a gas station sooner or later, right? Fast forward two hours and the gauge is on E and it says that the next gas station is in El Paso, still 40 miles away. So we start praying, and I remember the story of the Macabees and how God made their 1 day's worth of oil last for 8 days. So I start praying God will make our gas fumes last until we get to civilization (we were still in the middle of the desert, after dark) and get to a gas station, just like He made the oil last for 8 days instead of 1. And sure enough, even though we were on E the whole last hour or so, we made it to El Paso and a gas station. It was our own Hanukkah miracle!

I can't wait till we get settled and I can show you some pictures from the house and the holidays. SoldierMan loves the house, by the way. If you recall, he couldn't come with me to pick it out and so he saw it for the first time today, and he loves it. I'm so glad!

This is posted from my phone, so the usual disclaimers about spelling, grammar and composition apply. I'll see you soon!

19 comments:

  1. I'm glad you made it safely! Enjoy your new "hometown"!

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  2. So glad you made it safely to El Paso. We have friends down there and are hoping to visit in the near future.

    Sorry, I had been absent from blogging and commenting. But I am back and alive!

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  3. Thank goodness you made it there safely!!

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  4. We stayed in El Paso for a night on our way cross coutry. I'm definitely looking forward to your adventures and hearing all about your new home. The craziest thing for this Virginia girl was that there were taco shops in the back of gas stations! Or at least the one we stopped at!

    Thank heavens you made it there, what a true miracle!

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  5. God always provides!! That's seriously awesome. =)

    I'm glad you made it safely (in one day, holy cow!) and that SoldierMan loves the house. Very nice.

    I hope you get internet set up soon!

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  6. How awesome! Can't wait to read about your NEW journey!!! You guys will look back on this and have the best memories, I am sure! :) Blessings!

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  7. Yay!! I'm glad to hear that you guys made it!

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  8. I'm so glad you made it!! (Although not sad that you're not right down the road anymore :-( ) And, truth be told, a tad bit jealous that you are living in the desert!! Can't wait for the pics!!!

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  9. Glad you made it there safely!

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  10. Yay! I'm glad you made it safely too, and without incident.
    I can't wait to see the photos. Have fun getting settled in.

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  11. Glad to hear he loves the house you picked!

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  12. Yay for miracles! Every time I drive through there its so bizarre to see the Mexican National flag flying.

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  13. Thank God you made it and didn't get stranded in the middle of the desert! Whew!! Looking forward to seeing pictures of the new place all fixed up!

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  14. Glad to hear y'all made it safely!

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  15. This title made me laugh! I remember saying the same thing when we lived in EP. And isn't that the most boring stretch of highway ever??? Glad you made it safely :-)

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  16. Glad it all worked out!

    P.S. I love the blog title :)

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  17. Yay for the amazing powers of prayer!!! So excited for you guys and I can't wait to see pics of the house! :)

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  18. How exciting! Don't you love seeing those miracles in your life? Glad you got there without running out of fumes :) And it's always nice when your husband approves of the housing choice. That's a big deal! Have fun getting settled in.

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  19. Welcome to El Paso! I currently live here and just want you to know it may take getting used to, but its a great place! :) Just wanted to invite you to PWOC (Protestant Women of the Chapel) as well! Its a womens Bible study that meets every Wednesday at 930am! Email me and I can give you directions! Would love to see you there!!

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