Tuesday, July 7, 2009

who knew...

you could find out at the age of 29 that you are allergic to bee stings.  my wise mom said i had an allergic reaction to a bee sting when I was around the age of 2/3.  lovely--all i gotta say is that i did pretty well to go 26 years without a bee sting!  

my disclaimer on this blog is that i know i should not be typing one at the moment--i've had a steroid shot and two benadryls, so really, i should just step away from the computer...

but i can not go to bed without sharing with you my day. today, my heart came alive.  you see, i'm in the hill, for a quick visit to pick up maddie and abigail from their summer camp experience at their grandparents house while we were at our own summer camp.  mom has been very insistent on making me rest and they've been taking great care of me.  

well, this morning my dear friend heidi came to pick me up.  before i know it, i'm wisked away to downtown savannah (quite possibly one of my absolute favorite places on earth) and stopping by a friends house to pick up a case of bananas.  you see, this might sound strange, but not in a day in the life of heidi and kristin aka heidi ho and pipi aka thelma and louise.  oh, have i mentioned i've missed my friend heidi?  I'm pretty sure I have, here.  (and i know there are other blogs i've posted about her, but i'm fading fast, so we'll move on!)   

we proceeded with the case of bananas in the back of her explorer to drive downtown from park to park, square to square asking the Lord for His eyes.  one by one, we stopped and prayed and shared the gospel as we handed out bananas.  my heart came alive today.  some need a vacation, i need to sit and share a bench with a homeless woman that is 23, almost completely blind and absolutely beautiful.  i held her hand and she had a firm grip on mine.  we sat and prayed together and i just kept telling her over and over again how beautiful she was.  she is.  that's all i could think when i  looked  at her.  that's what i kept hearing from the lord. is that she's beautiful.  she's radiant.   she told me that i was beautiful, but i know she couldn't fully see me.  i pray that it's jesus she saw in me and that's what she saw as beautiful.  oh, lucy. my friend. what i wouldn't do to share a bench with you every morning and share a banana together.  tonight, lucy. i pray God would give you rest.  as you asked me to pray that God would keep you safe, that's what i pray my friend.  that you would rest in the palm of His hand....because that is exactly where He has you. 

2 comments:

Heidi said...

So I can set my alarm and we can spend each morning on a park bench together with whomever He chooses to have next to us!

Writeaway said...

This is so cool. What an outreach. And it sounds just like you. So caring and thoughtful.