No, this isn't the Father's Day shopping guide post I promised you earlier this week. This...this post is so much more. I was suppose to go to a bridal brunch this morning, you know, the one I blogged about a few weeks ago! Well, I never made it. Time, gas, and planning were not on my side. But luck for me, I have my faith and the best friend in the entire world.
I woke up with my alarm this morning after an amazing night of sleep. I made a quick bowl of cereal and started to get dressed. By the time I was dressed and ready to leave the house, I was already running 20 minutes behind. Did I mention the venue was two hours away? Yea.
I finally got on the road and according to my Google Maps app, my arrival time was slated for 11:38 a.m. So at this point, I let the bride-to-be and another friend of mine know I'd be late. I was trying my hardest to push the pedal and make it there sooner, but it just wasn't gonna happen.
Flying up 65N going 80 blasting the gospel cd that was playing in my dad's car, I could only hope by some chance, some miracle, that I could make it in time.
By the time I was about 20 minutes out from the venue, and after a few road detours, the 10% battery remaining alert popped up on my phone. Was my phone really on 10%?! I guess so since I did have my Snapchat, Phone and Google Maps apps open. But here's the kicker...I didn't have my phone charger! *Le sigh*.
I made it to a local Wal-Mart to purchase a car charger. I got to the counter ready to swipe my debit card when once again, disaster strikes. I had left my debit card at home. (Jesus fix it). I got back to my car and low and behold, my phone had finally died. (Proceeds to take deep breaths). With no phone, no money, and barely a half tank of gas, I decided to call it quits and head back home.
Feverishly praying to God to "please get me back home on this half tank of gas safely", I made my way down 65S. By the time I made it to another major city, I was on a fourth of a tank of gas. My faith was telling me God could get me home, but the car and the traffic back up on the interstate said otherwise. I made a detour looking for a bank so I could withdraw some cash to get gas and a phone charger. Most banks aren't open on the weekends, but I had to try! It wasn't open.
Instead of chancing it, I drove back up 65N to look for help. I ended up walking into a local Rooms-To-Go crying and asking to borrow a phone. The people there were so kind and allowed me to call home about 15 times (unanswered) before I had to thank them and walk out.
By now, I'd already cried my tears and had to figure something out. Well thank God for friendly workers at Best Buy Mobile and my best friend. While I charged my phone I called my best friend and explained my situation. My best friend, of ten years and counting might I add, postponed her trip with her friend and came to the rescue! She literally made the girl turn her car around to come help me out. Her so called friend wasn't very happy about it, so I rightfully told my best friend that her "friend" is really not her friend.
We finally made it to a gas station and my best fried selflessly put $30 worth of gas into my tank and even bought me food afterwards. We even made it back to her new apartment to charge my phone to 100%. I told her how awful I felt about always being so "needy" but she adamantly dismissed it saying "that's what friends are for!"
I could have let today's happenings really bring me down, but I didn't. Naturally, I had a small breakdown, but above it all, I was guided by faith and was fortunate enough to be blessed with an amazing best friend. I made it a point to stop and think about what I could do help myself and make it out of my not so pretty situation.
So if you don't get anything from this life story of mine, I want you to at least get this:
1. Always be thankful for whatever challenge you're facing. God puts you there for a reason.
2. STOP FREAKING PROCRASTINATING
3. Have everything mapped out accordingly in advance.
4. Be sure to get a reliable, best friend who can help you out. (It's a plus if they live near you)
5. Learn from what you're experiences-- good or bad.
Thanks for bearing with me during my time of distress. I really hope this post helps someone, somewhere with whatever difficulties they're dealing with. i hope everyone has a relaxing Saturday night and Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there.
Hello, I'm Margo.
25 year old laid-back lady currently pursuing my MBA in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Just using my blog to share my growing faith, evolving style, favorite recipes, and exciting travels with you!
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