Out of the blue
Actions lead to reunion
Of old friends, timely blessings,
I don’t believe in happenstance. As a believer I believe God directs, leads and guides our daily activities to bring about His way and will in our lives and in others lives.
Thus, the reason for my poem and the events that occurred in my life today.
This morning I, for no apparent reason at the time, decided to open up a packet of old pictures that had been packed away in a chest for years.
The package contained many memories of me and a good friend, pictures taken 20 years ago of us at work dressing up in various costumes to celebrate different holidays. Such fun times we had during those days.
Looking at those pictures made me smile as I remembered
and that led me to want to reconnect with this friend whom I’d not seen nor talked with in 20 years due to me moving away and other ways life sometimes gets in the way of people staying connected.
I did an internet search and found her husband of 57 years had passed away just two months prior to this day.
I felt so sad for her and how she might be feeling that I wanted to call and talk to her but I had no phone number for her and an internet search offered no help in that area as cell phones now offer no phone directories or ways to look up phone numbers anymore.
So I went to the only other option I could think of—Facebook—and there she was! I found her, friended her and we were able to reconnect and speak on the phone.
Why do I feel this was divinely orchestrated?
Because she said today was exactly 2 months since her husband passed and she was in the middle of selling her home and moving to an apartment and really was feeling sad and lonely. She said hearing from an old friend was a timely blessing to her day.
It was a blessing to me also.
Thank You God for bringing this about.