A few months back, on February 17th to be exact, I got a casual email from my very close friend and mentor, Pam (note: Friendship#1). It said this:
"I'm sure you have seen this...." and then she linked to this blog post, http://abrotherforbates.blogspot.com/2011/02/superman-was-adopted-tee.html
Pam knows me well!! She knew that I would love this shirt and would NEED one for Harrison. She was oh-so-right because I immediately clicked through to the blog that I had never been to before and did nothing but purchase the shirt. As you guys have probably noticed by now with all the pics :)
I didn't even look around or go back to the blog until a week or so later and that was after...
I had commented on my friend Adrienne's (note: friendship #2) F@cebook status and received notification of a followup comment by someone with the profile picture that had logo of the t-shirt I had just ordered for Harrison the previous week....It looked something like this,
you following me so far?? Well, I clicked through to this person's FB profile and eventually found her blog through her profile and went to it to discover it was the person I had bought the t-shirt from. I then realized that we had indeed met MaryLeigh, Nick, and Bates at an adoption fundraiser at a Chic-Fil-A about 6 months ago. I was inclined to send her a message and friend request on Facebook...explaining that I had bought a t-shirt, had met her 6 months ago (checked to see if she remembered ), and now I had seen her comment on Adrienne's page and I was taking the hint that I was to add her as a friend.(note: friendship #3) That friend addition (seemingly casual and no big deal at the time) very well has been the beginning of TWO very big deals!
I am pretty sure that it is the Lord's providence that these 3 very different and loosely related friends, Pam
The whole point of what we're urging is simply love—love uncontaminated by self-interest and counterfeit faith, a life open to God. 1 Timothy 1:5 (The Msg)
To be continued...