Thursday, July 05, 2007

He Considers Even We

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? (Matthew 6:25-26)
I'm continually overwhelmed at how much He cares about the details. My details. Yours.

And look what He orchestrated this week!

Do you recognize her? I was so privileged to hug the shoulders of this flourishing woman, whom I have admired, chatted with, and prayed for from afar. On Tuesday, not only did we discover we were in the same state, but the same city. Same week. Within minutes from each other. (Absolutely God-orchestrated.)

Kevin drove me to the coffee shop, for he knew I would never return if he didn't; I get so very lost. And when we opened the door, my eyes scanned the room and fell upon this beauty; blue eyes and dark hair. And we talked. How strange, we thought, to already know so much about each other, to feel so close, and to be meeting for the first time! No matter, it was so comfortable, and peaceful, and so good for the heart. (Superlatives abound here, I know; I am so thrilled!)

It was a privilege of the highest order to speak in person with Andrea, and to communicate about our families, desires, prayers, struggles - face to face. Little ol' shy me probably sweated and stumbled through the conversation, but I sat in awe at the serenity and simplicity of my friend. I am so thankful for the time - stolen, as it was, for both of us while our babies slept and our olders were cared for by family.

I did not want to say goodbye, but did so, dutifully, yet not before stealing another hug - when will I see her again? Tomorrow, yes, as I visit her little place full of wisdom, motherhood, wifehood, seeking, and friendship.

I can't wait to meet the rest of you! Someday, yes?

21 fellow travelers shared:

Miriam said...

How cool!!! He is so good that way, isn't He? It was very neat to scroll down and see a pic of two of my favorite bloggers side by side. :) Two beauties, so like-hearted.

Sheila said...

What a treat!

EEEEMommy said...

Oh to be in the same state and the same city in the same week with you and to linger over a cup of coffee and share a hug and then one more! Yes, someday! (I bet heavenly coffee is divine!)
You both look so beautiful! What a tremendous blessing, and how appropriate that Gratitude is playing in the background. God is so good!

tonia said...

Oh my goodness. You couldn't have just swung by Oregon, the both of you? You were so CLOSE! :)

So happy for you both! Meeting blogging friends is a REAL treat. I only wish I could arrange a trip to your home state before you fly off for Utah.

Andrea said...

Elise,
You are so very awesome. :) Such kind words about me.
I did not want to leave, either.
It was a privilege of the highest order for me as well. Amazing.
love, love, love,
Andrea

Wendy said...

So happy for you! You are both beautiful!

Stacy said...

What pretty girls you are! I love the picture, and what a treat to be able to see one another in person.

And yes, Elise. Someday, yes. I do hope to meet you!
~Stacy

Mrs. "M" said...

What a special time for you two.
And I too am so grateful for his care of the details. Thanks for the reminder.

Joel and Jaime said...

How very special, to be able to meet a blogging friend in person! So glad you had that opportunity :)

Christine said...

How exciting! To be sharing blessings in real life....ahhhhh like a breeze straight from Heaven!

BTW, I have this song (Gratitude) on my playlist though I haven't put the HTML in yet.

Sarah said...

To think I could have been in this picture had we been able to stay just one more day. But how special for the two of you! God is working through the technology of the internet! He is amazing and good and all things indescribable! We'll get our day Elise, I just know it!
Love, Sarah

Stacy said...

Elise?
SUCH a cute picture of your beautiful children in the sidebar!
~Stacy
ps- and I loved hearing about your boys and what good buddies they are. I'm hoping and praying my two will someday be the same. Though it seems far off at the moment. ~sigh~

Katherine@Raising Five said...

NO FAIR! I would have made the trip if I had only known...what's a few thousand miles between friends?

I'm so glad you got to meet, and I'll try not to be jealous...of either one of you! What beautiful orchestration by a caring Father!

chickadee said...

how fun! what a fun day to get to meet a fellow blogger.

Beverly said...

Yes, I am also trying not to be jealous ... what a blessing!! What a wonderful time you must have had -- and you both look so lovely in the picture. God is so wonderful to orchestrate such loving providences!

Tracy said...

What a wonderful blessing for the two of you! I recently met another blogger and it was absolutely amazing. I'd love to meet you too, Elise. Someday, if not on earth then in God's heaven!

Munchkin Land said...

How incredible is that?! =) I'm a little envious of this meeting but am so thankful that we'll all get to meet someday.

By the way, I just loved your post concerning your boys' treasures. Thank you for sharing with us!

Kate said...

Elise, you're looking good! That new workout program you have been doing must be working!! Glad you got to meet with a friend. It's nice to get away and have some "girl time" every now and then. Love ya!

bluemountainmama said...

i recently met the first two bloggers i ever read while visiting their area. such a cool experience.....

how blessed you two were to have that opportunity......

henryteachers said...

OH, how wonderful to meet a blogger friend in person. That would be so neat to meet up with you when you move.

Beka said...

OK-- trying not to be jealous, here. I'm so happy for both of you: what an amazing providence! You are both so lovely; I enjoyed seeing the picture.

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