Two Car, One Car, New Car, No Car

Two cars.
We own a van, we own a jeep.
One car gone.
We weep.
Farewell, Jeep!

One car.
Police come, police look,
Police write a report
Declare a felony.
Poor Melanie!

Hooray a rental car to ease pain.
Thieves smash!
Thieves dash!
Take diaper bag – bold
Airy car is very cold!

Jeep found!
Jeep fixed
Back to normal
Another city living week

Sorry, I may be reading too many children’s books lately!

The Jeep we almost lost (photo from it's first offroad trip in 2004)

The Jeep we almost lost (photo from it’s first offroad trip in 2004)

Two weeks ago on Tuesday, I came home from picking up Sam from preschool at 1:00 pm (I left our home at noon) to discover our 10 year old Jeep had been stolen.

Wednesday afternoon it was found, parked very deliberately and carefully, but illegally, two blocks away. A window was broken and the ignition had been tampered with. The Jeep was towed away to be repaired and our insurance company gave us a rental.

On Friday morning, the rental car was broken into! The only missing item was a diaper bag. Unfortunately for the thief it contained only diapers, wipes and miscellaneous baby items- nothing of significant monetary value.

God is so good to us. We were able to deal with this all with good humor, remembering that these are just possessions. We prayed for the thieves and for our neighborhood. We’re also grateful to the police who were helpful and kind and recovered our vehicle.

I’m especially grateful for Erica who after hearing about the theft replaced my handmade nursing cover – the most valuable item in the bag! Thank you, Erica!

About Melanie

Melanie Morris is a former politico who left Washington DC for the mission field of Central America. She is married to Peter and they have four young children.
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2 Responses to Two Car, One Car, New Car, No Car

  1. georgewarren2013 says:

    Wow! What a roller coaster you have been on! We join you in thanking the Lord for carrying you through these HUGE issues. Your poem was a little bit … (?) so thanks for the explanation after.

    It was such a blessing to have a little time with you this week. We are anxious to meet Melanie. From what you shared of your story, it sounds like she is truly a wonderful woman.

    Blessings on you both,


    • Peter Morris says:

      Thanks George! To be clear, the poem was all Melanie’s work 🙂

      It was a delight to connect with you and Donna too, thankful for the opportunity to partner with you both.

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