Friday, March 26, 2010
Today he whispered to me. And I was listening. I doubted at first that it was really Him...but decided I'd rather look foolish than ignore a whisper from God.
So I picked up my phone, I changed my plans and within an hour knew that God had directed my path for a very specific reason. An impromptu visit to a friend i hadn't talked to since before christmas, a few moments to catch up and share what we were doing "these days"...and then the phone rings. My friend doubles over and begins to cry...she can barely breathe and hands me the phone. A dear elderly friend of hers has passed. I talk with the people on the other side of the phone while my friend cries and tries to regain her composure. Such deep sadness and what a loss. I knew I was there for a reason. As our babies played on the floor and we talked, prayed and tried to make sense of this loss, I knew I was there for a reason. No one should be alone when they find out something like that. And for some reason God chose me to be by her side.
I am so glad I did not ignore the whisper...and that I had turned down the white noise so I could hear...
God is good.
I don't ever forget but sometimes I don't remember.
Today was a great reminder.
If you think of it would you please keep my friend in your prayers?
So Much to Love
I love people. I love bright eyes. I love my sons, Judah & Lucas. I love laughing. I love my ringtone. I love love. I love Jesus. I love tattoos. I love milk. I love creative expression. I love smiles. I love Philippians. I love bridges. I love my house and haven. I love a rainy night. I love doing nothing. I love almonds and banana chips. I love music. I love cowboy hats. I love Anna Maria Island. I love (diet) dr.pepper. I love a good story. I love wildflowers. I love to fly. I love rod iron. I love babies. I love going to the movies. I love midnight. I love allegra. I love sunsets. I love long kisses. I love the color red. I love starshollow. I love community. I love doing life with friends. I love witty banter. I love jessilynn.com. I love my family. I love pretty things. I love cruisin' with my girls. I love remembering when. I love authentic individuals. I love hot tamales. I love when kids giggle. I love Lance. I love bonfires. I love finding people I thought I'd lost. I love yard sales. I love tacobell. I love seeing people do good. I love violins and steel guitar. I love driving to the airport. I love seeing people around me succeed at their dreams. I love being included. I love flipflops. I love blogging. I love long talks. I love dreaming.