On our way home from Thanksgiving our car broke down. I don't even remember the city we were in. Somewhere in Southern Utah. I obviously wasn't planning on stopping anywhere long term because me and all my kids were in pajamas. I posted on fb that we were stranded at the McDonalds waiting for my brother to come fix our car and who should walk/run in? Our good friends the Parkers! Jake is one of Brandon's best friends and Alison and I have been close for a long time! We hadn't SEEN each other I think 7 years. (Even though we talk on the phone often and follow each others blog) It was REALLY good to see them! Just what I needed! I will have to tell a story about how inspiring Al was to me on this trip another day! All I have to say is, life changing. I am forever grateful for that little brakedown and for their mis fortune of having illness on their road trip home. It made it so that they were a day behind on their trip! The Lord works in mysterious ways!