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I am a Christian. I am a loving wife to my Army-National-Guard-Recruiter-Husband of 15 years. I am a stay-at-home-mother to our four handsome sons. I am a photographer. My blog is about as erratic, eclectic and random as I am, painted with rainbows of photos and words that are hills and valleys you travel; so lovely sometimes that they hurt you. These are the stories of how far we've come in the last 15 years as Christians, as a family and as individuals.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wow God Wednesday {pilot}

A wonderful, dear friend posted her "Wow God" Wednesday blog today and it made me cry at the love God shows for us.  I felt led to share a "Wow God" moment of my own.  Thanks, girl, for your inspiration; this one's for you. 

Shortly after my birth in Texas my family moved to Minden, La where I lived until I was thirteen. During my time in Louisiana I met many wonderful people, one of whom lived accross the street from one of the many houses in which we lived. We became close over those three or four years. My family's move back to Texas came very suddenly and I was unable to say goodbye to all of my friends, Delana was one of them. Now, I was very young for my age in many ways and did not have the luxury of the internet to keep in touch easily with the friends I left behind.
Seventeen years and many moves later (Wow God!) a road trip took me back to that small town in Louisiana. It was there I ran into Delana again and we vowed to keep in touch this time! I figured that would be easy what with home phones, cell phones, fax machines, texts, blogspot, myspace, facebook, email, twitter, you name it! I didn't realize Delana wasn't a fan of internet communication! Over the past four years she's kept her end of the bargain much better than I, constantly sending me letters and pictures in the mail (you remember mail? paper, pen, envelope, stamps!) and calling me on random occasions for casual reasons. The best I did was answer the phone! Sure, I was always happy to hear from her and two or three times I managed to write her back but I've often felt I'm not being the best friend to her that I can. Now she has graduated to her very own blogspot and as much as I absolutely love the simple and easy communication access, I still get excited to receive one of her hand written letters.  After all these years, who knew?  Wow, God. 
It only seemed fitting to use our story as my first "Wow God" post since it was you who inspired me to write it in the first place.  I love you.


Diane said...

I love this "Wow God Moment" you talk about here! I think it just might catch on!!! Great Post, thanks for sharing.

The Path Traveled said...

Friends for life! Shes pretty special to me too! What a great post. Thank you for sharing your Wow God moment.

Anonymous said...

Your so sweet ! Thank you ! wow God that I have may sweet friend after many missing years !
Thanks for the post to bad it wasnt a better picture HAHA !

Anonymous said...

Love the new look of your blog !

Jena said...

That is so awesome. I think it is neat who God places in our lives (some briefly and some for a lifetime, but all precious).