What a difference.....you all make!
My heart is racing—the goose bumps on my arms remain! Yesterday, in the midst of an otherwise drab day—Grandma Dawn phoned me!
“Diane, this is Dawn Carlson….Grandma Dawn!” Just typing the remembrance of our conversation makes the hair on the back of my neck—stand up!
“Dawn!” I shout! “How did you get my cell-phone number?” What I meant to say was, “How amazing that you tracked me down in my car just to say hello; how wonderful that you care! How blessed am I!!!!!” Instead, in my delight, I forgot that she and I had previously exchanged phone number information several weeks ago in anticipation of my trip to Denver to visit her.
“Remember some time ago, you gave me your cell number when you were planning your trip to Colorado. How are you? I just read your post and wanted to check in with you.”
Hair raising words have not recently been spoken! Hair rising, not in a scary way, but in a God-Bless-you-sort-of way! I was blessed today, folks, in a very personal, very special way.
Not only are the hair on the back of my neck (and arms) at attention, my spirit has been raised as well. Following yesterday’s post, my spirit was deflated. With one ring of my cell phone, it was as if God was reminding me; I am not in this fight alone. How beautiful is it when another Christian woman heeds the prompting of the Spirit and phones someone who some would consider a stranger, just to say, “I’m praying for you!”
Oh my! If I was sucker-punched on Tuesday, let me tell you, I was heaven-kissed by Wednesday! Yes, folks, we are in a battle, but we are not in it alone. I have been reminded that God hears our cry for help and sends out the troops on our behalf! You comments are heartwarming; your words of wisdom and encouragement uplift my wilting soul! Your prayers are deeply cherished….and with one treasured phone call…..my Spirit rejoices!
Still rejoicing, I realize that although we had several minutes to talk (there’s just something about hearing the voice of a faithful blogging friend, not to mention the voice of Care Bear in the background!) I forgot to say, “Please say HI to Kristen!” “Please tell Kevin I am still rejoicing for his return home!” “I am just tickled pink….make that NEON pink…that you called!” There’ll be plenty of time for the telling of things forgotten; after all, I can call Grandma Dawn, her number is stored in my cell phone directory! And as for the rest of my blogging friends…be on guard…I may be gathering phone numbers from each of you!
Friends, this blogging thing is pretty special. Not because you and I come here often and share an exchange of words—rather, we share our lives, our dreams, our failures….and our common bond in Christ. That is pretty powerful!~ Doesn’t this kind of exchange just raise your Spirit???!!!!