Friday, March 13, 2009


Our small town. Not only did God go into overtime creating natural beauty here in Anacortes WA, but yesterday I experienced anew why I love to live here and thank God for bringing us back.
Yesterday was a rare occasion when I picked up my son from school. After turning off my car to wait for him, I attempted to start it again and there was just NOTHING. Do you know that sinking feeling that you get when you know something is really wrong and you're really stuck? That's what I felt, and being in the back of the school there was no one around to help me.

The first thing I did was call my husband, but he works an hour away and was in a meeting. The only thing I could think to do was call the guys at Anacortes Automotive where I regularly take my car. And bless his heart, this man drove to the school within 5 minutes and gave my car a jumpstart. I wanted to give him a giant hug right there! The rest of the afternoon was spent dealing with the car and experiencing help from some guys at Napa Auto Parts who went way beyond "the call of duty". I couldn't stop thinking about how, if I was in big Kansas city where I didn't know anyone, I would not have had this kind of service or special treatment.

Thank you Lord for the "angels" you sent to help me yesterday and for allowing us to return to this special community! The way in which God allowed us to come back is a whole other Fingerprint for another day.

By the way, the first photo is Mount Baker. I drove up to a place called Cap Sante and took these this pictures this morning. If I turn about 180 degrees I see the view that's in the second photo of the marina, the city and the San Juan Islands in the background. Just breathtaking! My son sees Mount Baker from his classroom everyday. Talk about temptation to daydream in class!

So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them?Thank you to Pampering Beki for hosting this each week! Everyone is welcome to join. To see how to join, as well as find links to other Fingerprint Friday posts, visit Pampering Beki's blog.


  1. Wow, I want to live there! It is beautiful!

  2. What a gorgeous place! That's great that you had people who were so willing to help you out with your car. Happy Fingerprint Friday!

  3. What a wonderful story of God's loving kindness! And your photos are beautiful too! I live in Port Angeles and we, too, can see Mt. Baker on a clear day. Pretty awesome!

  4. Such a great story of kindness and helpfulness that is so often overlooked in this day and age. Your photos are beautiful and some day I hope to live up in your neck of the woods. I was in Anacortes once but it was only to get on the ferry to go to the San Juan Islands but I knew then it was a place I'd like to visit and spend more time in. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Beautiful blog/pictures..Isn't it amazing the angels we meet when in need..? Bless them all for being there..

  6. sounds like a real knight in shining armour : )

  7. oops not to self:
    check for typos before hitting "post comment" button

    armour should read armor!


  8. What a neat post! I love Anacortes, too. You live in a great place. Your photography is so good!

  9. Yet another AMEN from Mel...and if *I* had that view from ANY window...ANYWHERE? I'd NEVER get anything done! Breathtaking...


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