Sunday, May 10, 2009
Bad Turned to Good!
I was going to a public laundry to wash a large rug for my mom in a commercial washer. I realized I had forgotten the clothes detergent and I was irritated and in a hurry. I quickly turned into a parking lot I came to and all I wanted to do was turn around. Sometimes I'm careless in looking behind me when backing up. I didn't see someone who was backing out. I backed into her.
First good fortune:
she was driving one of those old trucks with the hard bumper that doesn't get damaged in a bump. She said there was no harm done and I could drive away - no insurance information needed.
Now all I needed was to repair my car.
I immediately went to the body shop and got an estimate and it was $587.00.
Second good fortune:
I went to work later in the day and a young, Christian guy told me he could probably fix my car. He stuck his hand behind the bumper and pushed it out - making it almost like new. He sprayed some WD40 on the part that had paint left from the bumper of the truck I hit, and I wiped it off. Now all that remained were some scratch marks you could hardly see. It was almost like new!!!
I didn't need to go to the body shop.
God redeemed that situation.
I was feeling awful about it, wondering why I had done another stupid thing to hurt my car and what was wrong with me. God resolved it!