by Joann Richardson Hancock
Two tender mercies from our trip: #1: Last Sunday Levi came home early from Sacrament Meeting sick. He proceeded to vomit all evening. We thought surely the illness would run through our family and ruin our trip. Levi was given a blessing, and we all took precautions, and Levi gradually got better and the rest of us remained healthy all week! #2: As we were driving in the middle of the night, the battery light on our van started to come on. Throughout the night, the battery light stayed on more and more frequently. In the early morning, when Derek was driving he noticed that our radio all of a sudden stopped working. I quickly woke up Robert and he hurried and searched on his I-phone for a nearby auto repair. We inched our way to an “auto repair” graveyard in Vienna, Georgia, with an auto supply store next store. We were able to purchase a new alternator, get it installed and were back on the road within 45 minutes! What a great blessing! (It could have been so much worse, stranded by the side of the road, having to get towed, waiting all day for parts to arrive, etc.) We said a prayer of heartfelt thanks!