Friday, January 7, 2011

New Car!!!!!!!







We have an amazing, God blessed story, to use for God's glory.  We have been talking about selling Sean's car because he had a 2 door Mercedes, which is not conducive to children, especially since we will have 2 now.  So, we were slowly getting prepared to put it on AutoTrader and all that.  Well, a week ago we were at Target and I saw a for sale sign on an Expedition.  I wrote down the number, but didn't think too much about it.  Then a couple of hours later on our way home, the very same car pulled out in front of us.  Sean and I thought how we definitely had to call because that just seemed too much like a God thing.  Later that evening we called and it turns out that the owner was looking for a smaller vehicle and had been looking at Mercedes'.  Sean said well, funny you should say that, we are selling our Mercedes.  So any way, she came over a couple of days later and we test drove each others cars.  After that we gave it a couple of days and really prayed over it.  She called again and said her boyfriend wanted to see our car.  That night, she decided she wanted ours and we had been really feeling at peace with getting hers.  One problem - hers was worth more than ours and she wanted an additional $6,000, which we did not have.  We were prepared to offer $1,200, which we did have.  So, she came down to $4,500, which we still did not have.  It was basically left at that.  After much more prayer, we decided that we could use our financial aid money that will be coming in this month or next month.  We both get the Pell Grant for school.  So, we should be getting $5,000.  Obviously that's next month though so we had to ask my dad for a temporary loan.  He was willing to do it as long as we got the car checked out by a mechanic.  My uncle knows a mechanic that checked it out for us for free and everything came back good.  We also did a CarFax on it, which came back good.  She took Sean's car to be checked out and it was fine, too.  Yesterday we decided to move forward with it and today we traded cars.  The really cool thing about it is since we traded we didn't have to pay any sales tax.  We both put that we sold eachother's cars for a $1 so our sales tax was 7 cents.  To change everything to our name was only $86 and our insurance only went up a couple of dollars.  We were able to bypass having to try to sell Sean's car through Autotrader and dealing with phone calls and passerbys and all that.  Romans 13:8 says "Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law" so we have really purposed not to be in any debt.  Our only debt is our mortgage.  Of course, it doesn't always work out because we are making payments on a hospital bill.  But we do not have a car payment and we are totally excited about our new SUV.  And it seats 8 people, which is awesome!!!!!  Gd willing, that means we could have 6 babies!  :)  All the glory to God!  What a tremendous blessing bestowed upon us. 

4 comments:

Sharon said...

That is awesome!!! It obviously was something that was meant to be!

Hettie Brewner said...

We definitely think so! :)

~ Noelle said...

so excited for you!!!
yay

Hettie Brewner said...

Thanks!!!!! :) Sooooo roomy!