On another note, Nicole bought another car about a month ago (you may remember her first car was totaled), but it started giving her some trouble shortly after bringing it home. It was just taking 2 or 3 times to turn over when she tried to start it. We took it to a mechanic who said it was the fuel pump and gave us an estimate of $450. Yikes! So we were going to get a 2nd opinion but Nicole was really busy with work and school, and then she ended up driving it some distance a couple weeks ago and, long story short, a rod was thrown into the engine and now there's a hole the size of a fist in it. So I think she's just going to sell it for parts at this point. We may sell her our van and then buy a car ourselves, but I think a lot of that depends on our insurance claim! So again, prayers for wisdom would be much appreciated!
I've been practicing being thankful in all circumstances, so I just want to say that I'm thankful for a wonderful, supportive family, and amazing friends, and a literal roof over my head and plenty of food and no worries about money because I have a God who has ALWAYS provided for me and He causes all things to work together for good for those who love Him and are called according to his purposes. So there!! :-) Blessings to all!