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”.


  1. David Ozab
    September 26, 2014

    We cross paths with so many people and we never know if we will be the “because” in someone’s life. God bless!

    • Becky Daye
      September 26, 2014

      So true! A reminder to live life well, isn’t it?

  2. Amy Tilson
    September 26, 2014

    This is beautiful. Fitting tribute for a wonderful lady. I can’t watch The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe without thinking of her and the Turkish Delight she made for us all to try after seeing the movie. That, and her Paul Newman story! 🙂

    • Becky Daye
      September 26, 2014

      Why have I not heard the Paul Newman story?!!! Vox me?
      Love you friend!!

      • Kathi
        September 26, 2014

        Hey, I haven’t heard that story either!! I need to be filled in. And yes, Becky, it is a wonderful tribute to a wonderful and godly woman.

  3. Jacqui
    September 26, 2014

    Hi Becky, I’ve been wanting to visit you FOREVER! How are you, friend? What beautiful photos of your daughter dancing and a beautiful tribute to this godly woman in your life. I have a few of those too, and they do make us stronger – having a lasting impact. Have a great weekend. Blessings and love.

  4. Barbie
    September 27, 2014

    It is truly a gift to have such a friend and mentor in your life. Blessings!

  5. Ginger Harrington
    September 29, 2014

    I am so grateful for key people God has placed in my life at strategic times. They leave us changed forever…for the better. How precious these relationships are. I loved the ballet pictures in your post! Enjoying connecting with you via FMF.


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