Thursday, October 16, 2014

New Tires

Tires do wear out, and our pickup truck had made it across country and back plus other traveling. 

My dad decided he would provide us with a gift of four new tires and paid to have them installed. 

After Robert inspected the tires already installed on the truck, he confided in me that although he appreciated my father’s kind gesture, he knew that the tires were the wrong size for the wheels.   
Gift Horse

He hoped that perhaps the tires would be okay so he drove his truck for several days and all was fine. 

Then one very hot Summer day, Robert needed to travel to another city close by.  After he had been gone for awhile, I received a telephone call from him. 

He told me he was at a tire place in that town and was replacing all four of the new tires with the correct size. 

Due to the heat of the day, the tires could not take the pressure placed on them, and all at once, NOT ONE but all four tires went flat. 

We never told my dad what had happened, because he had been so happy to be able to give us this nice gift.
There are times when the old saying, “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth,” might just be true.

In life when it comes to God and his blessings,  His Gifts are always to be trusted. 

The Bible promises us in Matthew 7:22  If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
Rejoice in the Lord Always !



  1. I love your stories, Hazel. But you know that. So much wisdom and humility learned from the your life's journey. Some things are better left unsaid...

  2. This is filled with reality. As I often say, Life gets Complicated. It was very nice of you to not holler at and blame your dad. And, so glad you were able to drive around and about so often. Enjoyed the reality of this. Bless you.


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