I am still not feeling well and was awake most of the night. About 1:00am I was sitting on my couch weeping like a baby and praying for relief. This is one of those times when I miss my mom terribly. I wish I could have picked up the phone and called her. I know she wouldn’t have been able to fix anything but I just found myself really missing her last night. Sometimes a girl just needs a hug or encouraging words from her mom…even at 38 years old!
As the tears slowed and the wave of saddness started to subside, I turned on my computer. There was a facebook post waiting for me from Yvette, a friend of mine for the past 20 years. She sent it at 1:03am. All it said was, “It was good talking to you today. Can’t wait to see you at Easter.” Her words comforted me so much last night. Her simple little post was like getting a desperately needed hug and from all the friends God could have used, He chose my friend Yvette. She was the first friend I saw after losing my mom. She was the first friend to wrap her arms around me and hold me as I wept.
Although her post did not change my situation it was definitely timely and so appreciated! I can’t help but think that God heard my prayers last night. It was like He was saying…I can’t send you your mom, but I’ll send you your good friend Yvette who has journeyed with you and stood by you through both the highs and the lows. Thank you Lord, I’ll take it!
Kind words are like honey—
sweet to the soul and healthy for the body. (Proverbs 16:24 NLT)
But I will keep on hoping for your help; I will praise you more and more.I will tell everyone about your righteousness. All day long I will proclaim your saving power, though I am not skilled with words. I will praise your mighty deeds, O Sovereign Lord. I will tell everyone that you alone are just. (Psalm 71: 14-16)