Tonight was interesting. In a not-so-fun sort of way.
After dropping Ellen off at doggy day-care for the weekend, we jumped on the road (way later then planned as typical) and began our four hour trip to Savannah, Georgia. We have been looking forward to this trip for a long time - not only do we get to get away for a couple of days, but we are shooting Jon and Lauren's engagement pictures tomorrow afternoon!
Anyway, about three hours into the trip we decided to make a quick stop for a stretch, a gas fill-up and a treat. Soon after getting off of the off-ramp, Geoff realized we were going the wrong way and went to do a u-turn into a Super 8 motel parking lot. Because it was POURING down rain, he couldn't see very well and actually plowed our car into a ditch....to which we became stuck.
No sooner did we ask the motel lady for the yellow pages to call a tow truck that a woman stuck her head in from outside and asked us if the car in the ditch was ours. Turns out her and her husband were driving by in their 4 wheel drive jeep to see us - and they also happened to have a set of TOW ROPES. Seriously???!!!
I know to a lot of people this might seem like a very convenient coincidence. However, to me...it just further proves God's existence and the very REAL role He plays in our lives. He knows what we need and when we need it. I've found it SO easy to get caught up in the everyday busyness of life (and for me - the busyness of starting a business) that it takes me further and further away from where I need to be in my faith. The more I get caught up in all things life, the less I FEEL God working in my life. I mean, I know He's always there, but sometimes it's hard to actually feel and see Him. After our little accident, I looked over at Geoff and declared, "that was SO God.....no question about it."
So yeah...the jeep pulled us out and we drove off with a semi-busted bumper and a strange sounding horn. BUT - Geoff and I are both okay and we saved a lot of time and money thanks to our jeep friends. :)
Here's a sneak peek of the engagement session I was working on during the car trip. Full post coming soon. :)