I survived my first flat tire today! I drive quite a bit each day...to and from school on busy highways. Most days I drive past cars stranded on the side of the road and wonder..."What would I do if that happened to me!" Well...it happened to me today. I was driving home from school and heard a loud noise...I couldn't figure out what it was. I thought maybe it was the big truck next to me. My car was driving fine...so I didn't think it was my tire. Then about 10 seconds later, I felt it. My tire blew out, and I was swerving across the road. Thankfully, I was able to pull off to the side of the road without losing control.
Then came to tricky part... What do I do? I tried calling Matt, but figured he couldn't answer his phone. He's now on his surgery rotation and can't take many calls in the middle of the operating room. Then I called my mom...and thought about crying. Then I called the number on the back of the driver's license. It was busy. I'm sure there are other people I could have called...but it's not like Abilene. You hate to ask someone to drive an hour to help you change your tire. So then I just sat there and prayed that somebody would take pity on my poor demolished tire, and help me change a flat. I don't have much confidence in my tire-changing abilities. I could probably do it...but I was already flustered and I was on the side of a busy highway at 4:45 in Houston, TX...not fun! Thankfully a man drove by and was nice enough to change my tire. Thank you...whoever you are!! You saved my day! And I'm especially thankful that he didn't throw me into the back of his car and kidnap me...I live in Houston and have heard too many stories like that.
So now I have a tiny tire on my little red car...but I'm home and safe and so thankful God took care of me today.