Call it good karma, luck or simply angels looking out for me.
I don’t know what to call it but I have had some amazing events transpire over the past two years. Some of these events still leave me in awe.
In the beginning of 2009, we had a plethora of brand new cars in our driveway. A Mercedes ML350, a 2008 Nissan Titan, a 2007 Toyota Tundra, a 2009 Toyota Hylander and a brand new VW Beetle which was my company car. Five cars for two people.
It was simply absurd but went hand in hand with the manic spending sprees of my ex-husband. I watched day by day as the cars started leaving our driveway– on tow trucks. Repossessed for non-payment. Everything was falling apart before my eyes.
I needed a car badly and was holding onto the last remaining car– a VW Beetle. I knew that the clock was ticking and that it needed to be turned in. I was on borrowed time and my new job depended on me having a car. My daughters depended on me having a car. I took a risk and emailed an angel– the General Manager of a local car dealership that we had worked with over the years. I gave him my sob story (a short version, anyway) and asked if he could help me. This amazing man agreed. I put down a very small down-payment and he provided in-house financing. No credit check and a payment plan that I could afford– with zero percent interest for three years.
In this day and age, I know this was nothing short of a small miracle. In my world, this was a huge miracle. It meant that I could get to work and I could get my daughters to school. It was something that I will never forget and will remain forever grateful. I don’t know if this gentleman truly realizes what he did for me but I will never be able to thank him enough. To him it was just a car. To me it was a lifeline. He helped to further empower me in my new world– in my new world of independence.
I look forward to the day when I can pay this good deed forward.