Our Quest to change our lives began in Feb. 2010 and we lost 224 lbs. This is the story of our continuing Journey through the ups and downs of maintenance.
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Sunday, January 9, 2011

My Man is home now... Oh yeah!

This morning (or last night) around 1:00 am, my hubby got home.  And into our driveway he pulled THIS:

A new family car!!  This a a 1995 GMC Suburban Beast that fits our family and more!  How sweet is that? We unanimously named the car after our favorite character (from "Tangled"):

MAXIMUS

It was so wonderful to be able to drive ourselves as a family to church today, and to have heat in the car!  Words cannot express the gratitude we feel to God for such an outpouring of blessings and to several family members who have extended such generous and loving help to us after our accident a couple weeks ago.  It is such a reminder to me that we are watched over and loved!  I hope that we can bless others lives as we have been blessed.  No more being stranded at home!  WOO HOO!  Life is GOOD!

14 comments:

lynnss1 said...

Cool new wheels, Margene! Hope you have many adventures in it!

Julie said...

Family is truly a blessing. Wonderful SUV. We own a few suburbans also. Wonderful for all kinds of travels.
I'm happy for you guys. YEAH!!!
Take care and have a blessed week.

Deb Willbefree said...

My! The two of you look SOOOOO thin! I know it's about the car, but--the two of you look sooooo THIN! :D Wahoo! Deb

D said...

Congratulations on the new wheels! What an awesome blessing.

Michele said...

We bought one new in 1986 to haul or kids and all the junk around. We basically drove it into the ground. The best car I ever owned. Miss it still. But, the gas slurping thing was hard. I am making up for my carbon footprint by driving a Prius now and doing loads of biking, Enjoy it. You will LOVE it like no other vehicle!

ladyofthehouse said...

How wonderful!! So glad for you all.
You and your hubby look wonderful!!

diane :)

spunkysuzi said...

Nice wheels!!

Anonymous said...

Heather says:

Congrats to you and Brent, Margene! And I have to agree with another poster here, you guys look so TINY next to that car. You are both such thinmints!

Veronica said...

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." James 1: 17

Amazing! I had hoped this would be the picture you would post after reading about your accident/car loss! :)

He IS good.

Thanks so much for your encouragement on my blog and the truth you posted there. I was going to copy and paste a few of the things you said here that impacted me but that would have been the whole thing! :-) Truthfully, WW is working for me as I'm not dealing with cravings, etc. I think it's just this whole "Hurry up... when am I going to see major results?" But I've got to be realistic about how I just started this journey. It reminds me of something my pastor says. "Spiritual maturity is NOT a highway. It's often a broken, dirt path."

Letting go and letting Him mold me physically and spiritually in this! Thanks again. Veronica

Joy said...

So happy for your guys!!! You will love the SUV!!!

You both look so great!! You could be in a car magazine!! Love the boots!!

Keep focused!!!

Lesia said...

Wow way cool. So happy for you.. You look beautiful too. Smile

Lucy said...

Yea!!!! I'm so glad!!!! What a relief (phew!). Surely we are NOT alone in this world.

Sandy said...

Congrats on the new SUV!!! BTW I love your blog and your recipes. I look forward to making some of the recipes. Yum!

Natalia said...

Nice!!!!