Yesterday I spent a wonderful afternoon with a friend that I haven't seen in years. Lynn and I have known each other for nearly forty years, our story began when our husbands taught school together.
Life happened and they moved on to other places and we each had families to raise and homes to keep going. Of course the guys would run into each other now and again and were able to keep up on farm things. Lynn and I kept in touch through Christmas cards. A year or so ago I found my friend on Facebook and we have been connected by the internet.
Out of the blue she calls me on our house phone a couple weeks ago. I rarely answer the house phone, I figure if someone needs me, they know my cell phone number. But on this day, in the middle of the afternoon, our house phone rings and something tells me to answer. It was my friend Lynn. I, of course, was a little surprised to hear from her and she was wondering if I would be interested in putting some of my artwork in her little gift shop and greenhouse. I thought is sounded like a fun idea and we got together, the four of us.
After driving a couple hours we arrived at their beautiful country home sitting in the middle of Ohio's rich farmland. Farmers on big tractors, pulling hugh discs were working in the fields, spring was certainly showing all signs of planting season in this flat farm country. The guys immedately headed outside to do "farm" stuff.
Lynn and I were quickly catching up on years of family information, finding a common bond immediately. We weren't together for thiry minutes before we discovered our other connection. We were totally on the same page about the things many people don't talk about........ that would be the spiritual part of living on this earth. We know that "accidents" don't just happen. We know that things have happend that we could never have planned. We know there are reasons and perfect timing for all things to happen, we call that Devine timing. We understand that our thoughts are the first action to bringing whatever it is we want into our lives. We know there is a heaven above, that spirits live, angels surround us and they communicate with us on a daily basis, if we listen. We know we have the power within ourselves to create what we want to happen. We know that all things are connected! We know it and shared our stories, our proof these things are true. Our goosebump stories went back and forth for hours. Who does this with someone they haven't seen and only shared Christmas cards with for forty years?
I don't often just put this out there for the world to see, because there are those that would tell me I am wrong or think I have an active imagination. I have nothing to hide. I have many stories of moments and happenings that have made me a believer in a higher power. I have seen and experienced things that I couldn't make up, I have shared some of those "stories" in other blogs.
Thanks Lynn for a wonderful day, I know we will be connecting soon, there is much more we have to share with one another! And so today, this Good Friday, 2012, I wish nothing but blessings and peace to all who come and read about my life. It is real and amazing and I am filled with gratitude.