It was on a family vacation – driving vacation to Colorado that we first used our GPS. It was a great tool and I loved it from the start. I don’t know what I would do without these days and I don’t know how we managed without it before they were invented. However, I have to smile and praise our Lord when I think of that trip.
We were coming back through New Mexico, I finally was in the driver’s seat, Ray was in the back and we were cruising. We wanted to get home, almost 2 weeks away so I selected fastest route. Well, sleeping passengers and beautiful views kept me from noticing in time that we had been directed off the highway and was now on a two lane blacktop. Until we were stopped by cattle on the road. At that point Ray was awake and wanted to know where and how I took a wrong turn. That was just the beginning. We proceed on the route of curves, climbs, one lane bridges that turned into dirt roads and then onto ‘oh I don’t know if we are going to get it out of here’ roads. Then the path widened and the sun was shining and before us was a four lane highway, it just appeared. Ray who had begun to get car sick in the back was the happiest of all as we were just about to give up and turn back. We were smiling and singing like a 4 year olds with chocolate cake. Just at as we began to settle back in comfortably into our seats we arrived at guard gates stretched out across 4 lanes. Guards with guns. US Guards with guns, with Ray telling me I have driven to Mexico. Confused I stopped, no way was I going to back track 3 hours through what we had just driven through. Finally deciding to pull up to the gate, they allow us to pass into the City of Los Alamos.
We trusted that GPS, I followed it turn by turn. The problem was I did get off course at some point and from where I deviated the GPS recalculated the route. The smooth talking Karen Aussie voice didn’t announce the recalculation like they do now. In today’s world, every time my iPhone tells me it is recalculating my route, my thoughts go to how that is with our lives. I set out on a path, I change course maybe not really knowing that I have and I can just hear God having to recalculate my route. He use many different method between, friends, unseen angels, disappointments, rewards and illnesses to get me back on track, but he always does.
I find that working with my clients is like that too. I find that we start out with a perfect image in our head with what we are looking for in a home, or a neighborhood. But things happen, plans change and ideas evolve. The loan process takes longer than we hoped, the inspections don’t go well, rains come and show us that the area we thought we wanted is not really what we need.
Recalculation doesn’t stress me like it once did. Road blocks are not always a bad thing. Sometimes we need a guide to help us see that it is going to be okay and that the unexpected surprises and recalculations are adjustments made to assure that we are on the correct path.
No matter the twist, turns or possible setbacks in your home search, I will work to help you navigate the road and I’ll Get You Home.
Author:Kelly Lawson Phone: 936-525-9589 Dated: June 1st 2015 Views: 599 About Kelly: My job is to get you home. It’s that simple. The process is not always that simple, but the task...