“What’s wrong with the car?” I nervously asked my husband.
One hand gripped the seat and the other held on to the door handle while our car fishtailed through three inches of slushy snow. My husband pulled over, attempting to locate a mechanical malfunction while brushing persistent flakes from his face.
“I don’t know what it is.” He said. “We’ll just drive slowly. There’s nothing we can do right now.”
Night settled across the sky, our thirty minute drive stretching to sixty. Emergency lights blinked out a S.O.S at twenty miles an hour. I prayed. I prayed we wouldn’t plummet over the cliff’s edge so close to the road. I prayed our kids would live to see gray hair. I prayed I would get to wear the new summer blouse I just bought.
I thank God each day for His protection. Turns out we had a bad tire. The bad tire plus the swirling snow and slush covered roads caused each of our back tires to pull in a different direction. A car cannot move forward when each tire treads its own way, pulling free of the others.
I’ve been thinking about how so many marriages are just like the tires on my car. Each partner pulling in his/her own direction and getting nowhere.
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Glad you got to wear the summer blouse. Whew!
Oh I loved this article. We have used Awana drop off for the same thing 🙂
I love the way you compare your car’s tires to a marriage. It’s a spectacular comparison. Thanks for sharing.
Good post and STAY SAFE! Will check out Adding Zest!
Your analogy is so true. Glad everything turned out ok with the car. A bad tire in snow is not a good combo.
From one of your “wrinkled with time” readers: Successfully going through tough times,such as renovating your house, does make your love grow strongerfor your spouse. One just has to remember to continue to keep the D word out of their minds when going through those tough and frustrating times. This will keep those “tires straight” and from coming out of alignment and going in “different directions”. The blessing is that as you overcome and your marriage gets strengthened; each new “bump-in-the-road” gets easier. Good post!
Tori Nelson says
That analogy is sad but unfortunately really true in today’s world. This from a lady who hasn’t said I Do, yet 🙂
A great post. I wish so many would read this and take it to heart. 🙂
Lee Ann L. says
For some odd reason, the link to continue reading would not work. But thankfully, you mentioned the blog you were at. So, no worries! I searched for the adding zest blog and found it! Excellent read and thanks!
the domestic fringe says
Thank you! I fixed the link. 🙂
Such a good analogy! And a scary time! Glad you were ok and you can wear that summer blouse. 🙂