Their First Car
It is almost a rite of passage, a milestone in the refugee arrival’s life. This week I worked with Eh Htoo and his family as they went through the process of getting their first car. The feelings that ran through my mind were that it must be like giving birth to a baby. But since that was my wife’s department I will settle for the metaphor of sending your first born off to college. It is a time of releasing and launching into a new life.
The excitement of the family was contagious. Now they can choose to go to the flea market, get to church on their own, make and keep medical appointments, schedule their trips to the laundramat or get to the grocery store. Since it is a van, the whole family can fit in the car and dad’s wheel chair easily fits in the back.
Pray for the new drivers; for their safety and wisdom in how to handle a ton of steel and plastic in motion. Thank the Lord for His good gifts!