Wednesday, July 27, 2011

"Don't let me forget to tell you..."

I say this every time I write that I do not know what I am going to write about before doing so.  But this time I do. I was having dinner with a new friend of mine and asked her what I should write about, just asking that question gave me my answer. I was like I am going to write about you.  She was like no you are not. She is going to kill me for doing this, but I told her I would.  I have known her less then two months, but it seems like FOREVER.  Anyone who have talked with me in the past few weeks have heard me rip and rave on her.  

This lady has come at a vital point in my life.  Last post I talked about reevaluation in my life and I know the Lord is using her in this time for me.  She loves Jesus so much and if you were to have a 5 min conversation with her you would notice.  In a time when I didn't want to discuss Jesus, she has made the gospel so attractive.  She is no fake, and its not super spiritual either, which is what I am trying to not fall into. She just really is transformed by Christ. Everything she does is in light of the gospel. 

Not only does this lady love Christ but she is HILARIOUS. She would blame it on me, but I have never laughed so much in my whole life.  I leave every encounter with her with swollen jaws. When we go in public people look at us because we laugh so much and so loud. The other day we were hanging with some high school girls at Panera (St. Louis Bread Co) and this older man came up to us and was so encouraged at our laughter. Not only is she funny in her home, or in public, but also in text messaging. I don't know if I ever met someone who was hilarious in text messaging. There has been times when I have checked my text messages at inappropriate times, like in VBS or at dinner with someone and I literally laugh out loud. Not ok, I know but she is too much. I save her messages so I can reread them later for good laughs. If you ever meet her do not let her tell you any different. 

Lastly, she always has a great story to tell, she always text me, "don't let me forget to tell you..." every time I am with her I enjoy talking about Jesus, laughing, and hearing great stories.  I hope I can be half the women she is when I get older. I pray the people who read this will find a dear friend like this. They are hard to come by.  I have many close friends, and many godly older women in my life and I wouldn't exchange anyone of you, but this lady is the first older black single christian women I have met and who have taken time to care for my soul.  

Lo, you thought you were the answer to my prayer 6 years ago, but I think she may be the answer. HAHA. I love you so much Lorali and Lo!! I love my dear friends in Knox, and St. Louis, and my Nashville girl!! And my now Dallas girl.


1 comment:

  1. Mary - you are such a beautiful writer! I am so glad I found your blog! If I had to guess, I bet she feels equally lucky to have found you as a friend. I love you!