Five Minute Friday~ Because
I’ve heard it said
That people come into our lives
For a reason
Bringing something we must learn.
And we are lead to those who help us most to grow
if we let them.
And we help them in return.
Well I don’t know if I believe that’s true
But I know I’m who I am today
Because I knew you.
She came into my life at a time when I didn’t know that I needed her. I was a young pastor’s wife; she was an older, wiser, godly woman.
And she loved me well. By getting to know me, spending time with my family, pursuing my friendship, mentoring me.
When I look back, I remember conversations over cups of tea. I remember talks of books and theology, motherhood and friendships. She exuded a Christ like love and heartfelt sympathy.
She was the one who encouraged me to pursue writing. She saw potential in me and since I had come to respect her, I felt like I could soar, because of her confidence in me.
I have no doubt that God crossed our paths. The time was shorter than I would have liked, the impact wider than I could have imagined.
My life is better today, I am a stronger woman, a lover of God’s Word, a better pastor’s wife, a seeker of dignity, a more prolific reader, because of her.
My life has been changed forever and without a doubt, it has been changed for good.
The first time I heard the song “For Good” from the Broadway show “Wicked” was when my daughter danced to it. It is a gorgeous song and every once in awhile, I am reminded of the dear people who have changed MY life for good.
Linking with a community of writers for Five Minute Friday writing on the prompt “because”.