I decided to sleep over at my parents’ place last night and I had to drive over. It was a snow storm outside: cars were sliding all over the place and as I was driving to my parents’ place I saw a car that had hit a pole and another car. No one seemed to be seriously injured, thank God.
Since I got my full driver’s license a few years ago, Canada’s winters have really been a great challenge of my driving skills. I have driven in really bad weather, I’ve had to control a car while it’s skidding and sliding all over the place and I have learned to not over-rotate the steering wheel when trying to control the car because the result ends up being worse than the original skid.
As I drove last night, I became a little scared at the way the car was sliding around, so I started singing “I’m not driving this car; God is driving this car”. I often do that when I’m not feeling confident: I’ll sing a song to myself. It was exactly what I needed to force me to focus on the task at hand and not on anything else. Even though some of the cars behind me were probably wondering why I was driving so slowly, I only have one life and skidding into a ditch was not a part of my plan.
I arrived safely at my parents’ place and said a quick thanks to God.
Other things that I am thankful for this past week:
- the success of the Nigeria Day aspect of Black History Month that was held in this city. I’ll blog more about it later but it was nice to see some non-Nigerians waiting to enter in order to share out culture with us.
- the continued health of my family in general. God is good!
- the fact that I continue to pay down my mortgage and other household bills without too much pain (my bank account might disagree!)
- that I’ll be seeing some female friends that I haven’t seen in a little while tomorrow. They’ll be coming to my place so I need to get that house clean.
May you be overflowing with thanks this weekend.