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In a Rut.

I have been in a rut both literally and metaphorically. 

First, lets talk literally....
(and p.s I know its more of a ditch but were gonna go with "rut" because it work with my analogy... K work with me people!)
Yes, that is my car (mind you same FREAKING back tire from all my other tire rants) hanging by the control arm (thanks man at the auto garage for letting me know the oficial name of the part I bent)  off the edge of a big ole RUT. The important part isn't how I got in the rut but how I got out of the rut.

While nannying and headed to the park for a fun filled day of being burned by metal slides and monkey bars this rut just poped out of no where and decided that my sweet little Escape Ruby (yes, I named my car) would make a great mid-morning snack. Thankfully there were some very very very helpful workmen about 100 yrds away that I flagged down to help get me out of this littler predicament that I found myself in.
Later, my boyfriends sweet sweet family helped me even more by letting me drive their spare car and coming to pick me up at the dealership.

Needless to say I didn't have such a hot day... and I'm pretty sure I got a splinter as the cherry on top!

Second, lets talk metaphorically.

I had been in this rut of school... well the rut of getting to the end of school. All of a sudden I have met my goal and my rut has hit what was suppose to be the end. I moved to my summer city and started getting, or trying, to get into a routine, but my rut remained. It was today when blessed by the workmen on the side of the road, my boyfriend's mom and one wicked smart four year old that I realized what I needed to get out of my rut. What I needed was a little old fashioned, tried and true Jesus.

The sweet four year old that I nanny for came tottering out of the house while I was inspecting the damage to the car plopped down beside me gave me a hug and sweetly said... "It's ok Jesus kept us all safe... he always does."

Yes, my dear he always does... now how are his splinter removing skills?



Jess said...

OH MY GOSH - so precious! At least the little 4 year old you nanny isn't a terror, right? ;)

But anyway...I know how crappy it is to be in a rut, but just remember that they don't last forever! And valleys usually lead to mountaintops!

I love you a ton and I hope/pray that you shake this soon my friend :)

P.S. - what is with Ruby always causing trouble?!

Katie said...

kids are so smart!! sometimes it's crazy how they can give you real advice. : ) hoping you get out of your rut soon!!

Kara Renee said...

This post is fantastic! I love the honesty and faith of children. It's posts like these that make me feel bad about doubting. I wish I could have the faith of a child. :)

Whitney said...

I have to admit, I giggled a little when I saw the picture! I'm sure it wasn't funny for you at the time though =P Splinters SUCK. Soak it in warm water and use a needle to get it out :(

Courtney said...

Kids are seriously so smart and sometimes they have the best/sweetest sayings to make you smile =)

Bree said...

Awww what a sweet heart!!

Anonymous said...

How sweet! Kids are smarter than you think. I'm glad Jesus kept everyone safe.

I named my car Bonnie. Most people I know refer to her by her name too. Like "Are we going to take my car or Bonnie?" So you aren't crazy at all. haha

Victoria said...

What a day! Glad to hear you made it through. And to think, you came out of it all with more of the best thing -JESUS! Hope you enjoy your nannying job as much as you did when that 4 yr. old was helping you see the bright side.

Emma said...

Kids have a funny way of making things right again without even realizing what they are saying or doing! That is what makes them so incredibly lovable. I am sorry for the rut both literally and metaphorically lately, but I am glad you are blessed with great people surrounding you! Thinking of you!!

P.S.S. My car has a name, too...Sally lol