Thursday, March 4, 2010

A special friend...

I have a very special friend. I've never shaken her hand, looked her in the eye or heard her laugh because I've never met her in person....but she is a gift from God every single time we "talk".

I won't share her story here because it's only hers to tell. I will, however, share with you what this lady has done for me in the nearly two years we have been communicating via blogs and email. {almost two years already? Oh my....the older I get the faster time flies!}

Meet my sweet friend Gwenn. She lives a half a country away from me and we met through The Christian Woman blog where we both contribute our hearts. Funny thing is....we both post occasionally, but when we do, it's usually within a few days of each other. Yep...She's my soul sista.

Maybe it's easier to be friends with someone you have never met. I say that because maybe you can say things that need said without fear of running into that person in the grocery store line...especially if what you said might have hit a nerve.

Gwenn did that for me once. No, she did not hurt my feelings, but she did hit a nerve and said what God had been trying to telling me for a long time. He just used her to get it through my thick skull finally...and I so love her for it.

"Maybe you should stop trying to force a square peg in a round hole....that round peg just might be right around the corner," she said. Might not mean much to you, but knocked me over the head, stumbled me back a few steps, opened my heart and stopped me in my tracks. IN THAT ORDER.

She was right. Her words rattled around in my head and heart for quite some time. Her words, sent by God, changed my life for the better. I let go of that square peg and I'll be darned if she wasn't right....that round peg was seriously right around the corner.

Won't you please stop right this second and pray for my friend Gwenn? She needs stay strong and not give up. To love the way God is asking her to love and to keep on the path He has made for her. He is restoring her in ways she cannot yet see, but it will be so worth all the effort. I love her and so does God. Pray for her, please.

Gwenn: THANK YOU for being the most faithfilled woman I've never met. THANK YOU for modeling for me how to never give up and follow God's lead. THANK YOU for speaking the truth to me {though I'm sure you would speak it even if we did run into each other in the grocery store line}, for listening to me when I whine and laughing with me and praying for me and on and on. You are truly a blessing to everyone around you....and those of us 3,000 miles away. May God bless you with all you deserve and so much more. May your heart be filled to overflow once again and may you remember always to be who you are.

"Life is partly what we make it and partly what it is made by the friends we choose" ~ Tennessee Williams


Gwenn M. said...

Oh my goodness, Becki. Tears are streaming down my face right now. Damn, and I just put my makeup on!!! You are so wonderful, and I'm not nearly that wonderful. Just trying to follow the Lord. Funny you should write this, because I was just asking God not more than 15 minutes ago (before reading this) why, when I try to be so faithful to Him, and have my prayer time every day, WHY can life be so hard? Why is this marriage so difficult? Why? Why? Why hasn't my life got "success" written all over it? I guess success is different to different people. I'm so glad I made a difference in your life, Becki. You've done the same for me, lady. Some day, we've got to meet, face to face. Love you,

Sockrma18 said...

If not on this earth, we will surely meet up at one of the parties God throws in heaven....GUARANTEED.

And success is different to every person for sure! I see success when I look at what I know of are a faithful woman, a wife when it would be easier sometimes not to be, a wonderful mom raising strong girls, on and on. That's success to me!