Adventure awaits us

One of the verses that has been running on a continuous loop through my head all year long has been this: 

Habakkuk 1:5
"Look at the nations and watch - and be utterly amazed.  
For I am going to do something in your days
that you would not believe even if you were told!"
It's been my theme verse this year and at almost every single turn, I've found it to be true.  
God has things in store for me that I wouldn't have believed possible.....and the fun part?? 
Waiting and watching to see what the next one will be.

This past week, it was camping and a tent trailer.
We've camped in the past of course, in a big old tent.  We gave it up when we got stuck in Banff one time with 2 little kids, 1 degree and raining.   We didn't have enough blankets or body heat between the 4 of us to warm up. Yucky.  So, we took an indefinite break.  But I've always wanted to get back into it with a tent trailer instead of a tent.  And more recently in the past year or so, when our good friends have been importing trailers.  Everytime a new one comes into their yard, the craving gets deeper and the roots of the dream grow.  

So, like I said in my last post, I gave a couple of my friends the mandate to keep their eyes open for an inexpensive tent trailer for the kids & I.  

Enter:  my Great Big God and his ability to blow me out of the water.

Within a week, I had a trailer to "borrow" for 2 nights, a dear friend who is a pro camper willing to camp with me and "show me the ropes,"  my friend's FIL's truck available to pull my trailer because I don't have a hitch, and miraculously - 2 campsites right across the path from each other booked at Bird's Hill Provincial Park (where campsites are nearly impossible to come by this late in the season).   AND, despite my DD having the flu for most of the time, the kids were hooked.  They all want to do this again and again.

So....I call the people who so generously loaned me their trailer (which was, by the way, for sale already last summer) and I ask your trailer for sale, and what would you like for it?  She comes back with..."What would you like to pay for it?"  Oh dear.  These are lovely people who were already so gracious in letting me use it...I don't want to insult them but on the other hand, I can't do this if it's too expensive - I have a pretty tight budget.   So I cross my fingers and tell her my budget - my top dollar and a low-ball offer too to give her a range and some idea of what I can afford.  

She comes back with a counter-offer that is LOWER than my low-ball offer. 

Hmmmm.....again, not prepared for how extravagantly my God wants to bless me.

Anyway, the moral of the story is, we now are the proud owners of this beauty:

Ok, no.  The real moral of the story is:  Wow...check out what my God can do.