Thursday, January 17, 2008

School closings here

Maybe the roads are iced up by the rain we were getting when the temperature dropped, because there sure isn't enough snow to cancel school.  Anyhow, the granddaughters will likely be over sometime today, which means I may plan to fix something a little different than the salad I was planning for me and Cliff for our noon-time dinner.

Maybe tuna-noodle casserole?

Here's something of interest:  One of the wonderful people I've met on the Internet lives in Smyrna, Tennessee.  We've met face to face many times, and I've visited in her home before.  As much as I despise talking on the telephone, I've always loved getting phone calls from Virginia; we've been known to chat for an hour!

Somehow time slipped by, and we hadn't talked in months.  Nor had we e-mailed one another. 

For some reason, right after my quiet time on Monday morning, Jen came to mind.  The feeling was very persistent that something was wrong; it even crossed my mind that my friend could die and I wouldn't know it, no better than I've kept in touch.  So I sent an email, which simply said this:

For some reason, you've been on my mind lately.  Is everything OK with you?"

For three days there was no answer, which really concerned me.  Then this morning I got my answer from Virginia; here's what she had to say:

Wow !!!!! What a 'God thing' that you should feel this way right now !!!!!!   My only Sister was attacked by some kind of rare cancer that spread all over immediately and she died Monday and today we had her her funeral..........  It was all so sudden and sooooo sad................ Thanks so  much.......Jen"

I have to tell you, this humbles me.  I'm so glad I've gotten back to my morning quiet-time.  It seems to have been my best resolution ever.

There are others of my old chat-room gang that I think of often, but haven't heard from.  Maybe I had better get in touch!

Now playing: Rich Mullins - Hard to Get
via FoxyTunes   


madcobug said...

I am so sorry about your friend's sister. Guess it was meant for you to contact her. Helen

fowfies said...

You seem to be in tune with have that nudging feeling to call her. Womens intuition...I believe in it.

suzypwr said...

I am sorry for your friend's loss. It must be time to go meet up with her again!


mutualaide said...

Never fails ... as soon as I think 'I haven't spoken to .....' some news or information shows up.  I think that allowing ourselves to be open for the messages, whether you believe they are from God or intuition or what-have-you (you being anyone) they arrive.

breakaway1968 said...

Aww that is very sad about her sister!  You just never know do ya!~  Have a great day and hope you get back on the trail soon ;)  

magran42 said...

I'm so glad that you "listened".  And YES that resolution is the best ever.  How often do we let our life dull our hearing.

helmswondermom said...

I'm glad you followed your instinct and emailed your friend.  Isn't it wonderful when we get those little whispers!

nanlynska said...

Amazing the way God gets our attention isn't it? The key is being still enough to hear Him. That's my caught up in the 'routine' of the day that most times I miss His voice I think. But I too am getting back to the 'quiet time'. And there have been so many blessing come out of it.
I guess that's why in His word it says...."Be still, and know that I am God." (Psa. 46:10 KJV). I have a problem with the 'BE STILL' part.  LOL.

randlprysock said...

I will keep her in my prayers.  What a terrible thing to happen.  So glad you are there for her.  Even if only to email and encourage or a phone call here and there.  

gen0507 said...

I'm so sorry for your friend's loss.  I know she was so glad to hear from you.  School was closed here today too because of snow.


gaboatman said...

That was scary not hearing from your friend for so long.  God works in mysterious ways and I am sure it was no coincidence that you had that feeling that you should contact Jen.  By the way, I graduated from High School in Smyrna, Tennessee.  Small world!  I hope the kids liked the tuna casserole and had fun on their mini vacation from school today.

fierrorachel said...

Susan?  WTH?  I'm confused.