Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I Happened Upon An Angel...

It is a weepy day here in Cancerville. Just a lot of stuff going on, things that need to be done, feeling sorry for Tim, feeling sorry for myself, stresses over everything you can imagine.
In the midst of this stressful time I had gotten in the mail a vehicle registration that said it had to be renewed by Feb 28. Okay...I didn't look at the card closely to know WHICH vehicle it was and I couldn't figure out why I was getting that in mail when our vehicle registrations are typically due in January or September (we go by birth months here and you can pick your own birth month or your spouses). So I was confused by the Feb time period. I HAD the card but now I don't -- I hate it when I do that. Typically I think I am a very responsible, organized person but my brains have been scrambled as of late.
So, I can't find this card and now we are into March so I decide to call the county clerk's office to ask them if THEY know what car the renewal was for (BWHAHAHA!) and how much it costs and could I somehow take care of the registration renewal without the card. I was dreading this because our county clerk's office is not known for their friendliness factor. In fact, they are down right rude right to your face, let alone over the phone! So I muster up the courage to call and a friendly voice is on the other end -- that alone was a surprise!

"Paula? Is that you?" I ask.

Turns out that Paula, a lady that I know who heads up all the election stuff, answered the phone. I worked the election polls so that is how I know her. She isn't typically one who answers phones for the DMV....

I KNOW Heavenly Father put me through to her. I tell her what a spaz I am in losing the card and how I don't even know WHAT car the registration was for. I tell her that my brains are mush because of everything that is going on with Tim. She didn't know about the cancer, cried with me on the phone and wanted me to know that she would keep us all in her prayers. She sweetly looked up our three vehicles and finds out that the registration is for Jordan's car, tells me that the state goofed on calculating tax and the registration was normally due at the end of January (just when I thought it was supposed to be due -- thankfully I am not completely out of my mind...yet!) but because of the mistake they moved it out a month to the end of February -- explaining WHY we got this renewal for Feb. Are you with me so far?

I ask Paula if I came in to renew can they do it without the card. She then tells me that SHE will take care of it. I asked about who I would mail the payment for the renewal to and she tells me "No one. I'll take care of it." I insist I can come and take care of it and she insists that SHE will take care of it and send me the registration slip and the sticker for the license plate -- she will put it in the mail today. I thank her and she thanks me for letting her be of service. Wow.
I hung up the phone and bawled. You can't imagine the blessing this was to us in so many ways. The obvious is the hassle it was going to be to go to the court house to take care of this but, as Paul Harvey would say, "the rest of the story"...financially, what a blessing.

I am sure that there was divine intervention. I know Heavenly Father put me through to Paula. Paula never answers the DMV phones -- she doesn't even work in that department!

I think there are many angels in waiting hanging around the world. I happened upon one today.

6 comments:

gramee said...

see this is why i cry each time i come to your blog.

Patty said...

Loretta! What an awesome experience. You are not alone! And just when you feel you can't take another step into that darkness, a wonderful light shows you the way!

Marissa said...

I cry too! You know, I believe Heavenly Father is definitely looking after your family. I know this is a hard trial you have to go through, but it just goes to show that although we go through rough times our Father in Heaven is always 'carrying' us. Thanks for sharing that story.

Dahly Mama said...

Made me cry, Loretta. Just want you to know that I follow your blog and feel for you and what you and your husband and family are going through! Even though we have never met "officially" I still feel as if I know you, from Patty, and then now through this! Thanks for hooking Ashley and Natalie up as blogfriends, it has been a great blessing to Ash and she loves Natalie and feels close to her, even though they've never met.
Keep the faith! I know you do!

Coopers said...

Amazing! Yes, Heavenly Father is watching out for you guys...renews my faith everytime you blog!

Ladysam said...

what a sweet blessing from Heavenly Father! Loretta, that is just wonderful. I ache for the struggles you are having with your husband. Your blog and the words you choose really show your strength, wisdom and sweet spirit. Thank you for letting me be a part of that.