|DisneyWorld 2006 eating in France at Epcot|
|Disney Cruise 2012 for Hailey's graduation|
He never complained once that she costs us so much money (as girls do...). He never said that paying for her braces was not his responsibility. He doesn't complain about sacrifices he's made to make sure she too, has what she needs. Car insurance, doctor's visits, homecoming and prom dresses, college application fees, oh, and by the way...college! He's taken on that too.
Which leads me to why I am writing this post. Hailey is leaving for college next week. She and I are taking a road trip to College Station where she will start a new phase in her life. The problem is that her car is not reliable and may not get us to College Station. I realize that there are many kids who go to college without cars, and in some situations that will work. In hers, it won't. Originally we were going to have her take her car and just let the dice roll, but after some thought Alessandro wanted to give it his best shot at getting her a car that would get her through college before she leaves...in just a little over a week.
Yesterday, he spent a good part of the day with her car shopping. She found a used Honda Civic and fell in love. He wanted this so badly for her, as a daddy would and she wanted this so badly for herself, as teenagers would. He was bound and determined to make it happen.
The point is I was sitting in my car after work and he was telling me that Hailey found this car and she loves it and he wanted to buy it for her...we don't have extra money just lying around...we are working on it, but that is not yet the case. He wanted so badly to give her the desires of her heart. Because of his intention and the way he has loved her for the last 7 years, I started to cry, tears of joy and thankfulness.
So, he took it to a mechanic who checked it out and said it was not a good deal. He even took it to another mechanic for a second opinion, wondering if the first guy had ulterior motives because he kept telling Alessandro to buy a car from his friend. The second mechanic verified the information. Alessandro tried to do everything to make that her car, but after the bad news, found that it was beautiful externally, but beneath the hood were many, many problems. The car was not going to be reliable. So, I am sure you can guess what happened next...Both Hailey and Alessandro were very bummed out!
I believe our Father God wants to give us the desires of our hearts too, but sometimes those desires aren't his best and may not be good for us in the long term. The heart of a Father towards his child is so beautiful.
Anyhow, what next? Alessandro is on the hunt for another good deal on a car that Hailey would love in the next 8 days. Pray for us!
Also, here is a link for you single moms AND single men out there...a link to one of my previous posts. http://kenyaalu.blogspot.com/2009/11/single-moms-and-single-men.html