My husband and I just arrived home last night from an awesome getaway trip to New York.
We really had a great time and many wonderful memories were made.
On that note, I choose this verse because of something “extra special” that also happened during our visit to New York.
Five years ago I came across a Caringbridge site for one of the most adorable, blue-eyed boy, named Timmy.
As it turned out Timmy had a tumor that was very similar to my son’s. Timmy had been bravely fighting a very hard battle, and when I met him, they had just found out that he had relapsed.
His mom Susan was journaling daily about all the family was going through on this most difficult journey.
After reading only one post, I was captivated. Her love for Timmy drew me in immediately. In the midst of these challenging days in her own life, Susan often showed so much care for many other families, including mine.
It was very easy to love her and her precious son Timmy.
Our friendship grew over the years as we continued to stay in touch. I felt so close to Susan and learned a lot as I watched the way she dealt with all the things no mother should ever have to deal with. She was such an example to me and countless others.
I prayed for the opportunity to one-day get to meet her in person.
Well, my dream came true this past Sunday night while we were in New York. When we walked in the restaurant and hugged for the first time, it felt as though I had known her all of my life. We talked, and talked, and talked some more. The bond that Christ had formed between us was so strong.
Truly this was the highlight of my trip.
When we take time to care for others, often out of our own need, the blessings are quickly returned. I felt so much compassion for Susan, and yet each time I went to encourage her, I left encouraged myself.
I love you Susan. God has truly given me a special treasure in you!
I’m especially excited this WFW, a very near and dear friend to my heart is our gracious host. Hop on over to Lori’s, All You Have to Give. I promise you a blessing is waiting for you!