In November & December, a friend of mine needed some prayer support from me on a situation... so we prayed through it and found a solution that worked for her. I mention this because it leads up to the bigger message I'm trying to portray.
Over the last couple of months, God really orchestrated a change in our relationship -- and while things were being worked out in her life -- we were being brought closer together. Have you ever just been able to sit back and watch God working in your life to bring about the best things that you couldn't even imagine you needed?
This has happened to me before, but it's been a good while since I've seen it so clearly. In this situation, we clearly had things shown to us that we never knew about each other before. I mean to say that we are two peas in a pod is such an understatement. There are so many parallels between us -- and we've known each other for around 10 years, but we've never been close in any way. Until now.
Things started changing for us last summer when we were thrown together in leadership roles in a homeschool group that we were both a part of, and it blossomed as that group was terminated... we formed another group together, but also both needed to take some time to heal the wounds from the mass chaos that we had just witnessed in the failed group.
God has since presented the opportunity for us to lean on each other in another situation, and I've noticed such a remarkable new friendship coming together. We've got shared goals for our relationships with God, homeschool group, our health, and our families. We are setting out to work together, and continue to see where our blossoming friendship will go. I can truly see God's hands all over it, and I'm so grateful that our father sees the importance of helping our friendship along and orchestrating the events that have transpired since last summer for the betterment of a much needed Godly friendship.
Speaking of our HS group:
Shortly before Christmas, a group of ladies in our homeschool group got together to have a night of fellowship & friends. We stayed in and had the option of bringing some projects that we needed to work on -- like gifts to wrap, Christmas cards to stuff, whatever you needed to get done. It was one of the best nights I'd shared with friends in a while. I truly loved it, and in the process we had a cookie swap too. In addition to this, we set up a secret snowman sister program -- where for the winter months, we each have a secret snowman that we will love on and support through notes and small gifts to help make her feel loved.
I can't wait to see where this group will take us, and where the friendships will flourish through like minded moms. I just know that I feel like God has finally put us in a place where we belong, and where we are loved on -- as well as able to love on others. Our next Mom's Night In event is at the end of this month where we will play games and have walking tacos -- and be able to pick up our first secret snowman gifts!
If you are in the Houston area, and are looking for a supportive group of homeschool families that would welcome you with open arms -- please let me know -- I would love to hook you up with our group.