Thursday, April 30, 2009

So I have this new friend....

I met Heather this morning. It felt as if we were old friends that ran into each other. Very comfy. I hope to get to spend some time with her. Small world....My BFF and her BFF have been very close friends for a very long time. Maybe that's why we clicked. Hopes for a new found friendship.....

And the craziest part of it is, I haven't met her...yet.

A few months back, I received an email from a woman who also attends my church. She said that she stumbled across my blog, and was in awe of how similar our lives are. Same age, 1 boy 1 girl, failed, painful (I believe, I know for me anyway) past relationship, shuffling kids back and forth, the mixed emotions of letting them go for holidays and comes a Love for the Lord, life renewed, meeting the man He had intended for us, getting a second chance at life, and true happiness. It was familiar enough for her to reach out to me. We spoke briefly, but never did meet. The day before my wedding, I heard from her again. I believe she is married for a year now. She expressed her happiness and excitement for me. Imagine that. Isn't that something? She was even praying for me. Have you ever felt connected to someone that you have never met before? Do you ever think that God strategically places someone so close to you, that's so much like you, so you can plainly see that you are not alone? You're not the only one that has gone through these types of rough spots in life? And it's never too late to get in line with what God has planned for you?

Imagine learning all of that from someone that you haven't even had the chance to meet yet? Isn't it crazy how God teaches you things? Even if it's not all up in your face? It's there, you just have to make sure you are paying attention, and like my friend, have the nerve to speak up and reach out when He is telling you to.

We are supposed to meet this Sunday. 10am toddler 1 room at Providence Campus. I can't wait!


Jim, Heather, Jordan & Madison said...

We will be meeting my friend. I am so honored that you blogged about me....I couldn't have posted it better!

It is amazing how God knows exactly what we need when we need it....even if it is from a random person at church.

Can't wait!

Stephanie said...

How did the meeting go?! I am sure it was great!

Just wanted to stop and tell you that I am thankful for you. I'm glad that I have gotten to know you. :)

Marie Marsicano said...

I happened to be standing there when Colleen & Heather met - it was truly like they have always known each other. Very natural and very easy.

The meeting certainly happened for a reason.