Yesterday, as I was leaving school after dropping off some things I ran into the elementary school principle and another mom, who I had met briefly through a neighbor mom, who actually lives a few blocks away. The principle asked if we knew each other and we both nodded our heads. Then the principle asked if we REALLY knew each other. Now, I'm nodding my head and smiling awkwardly, while the other mom looked confused. Then the principle said to the other mom, "I gave Melissa the contact information for Moms In Touch". Then the light bulb went on and I realized she was connecting us because we both love the Lord!
Well, now we really do KNOW each other! We spoke in the parking lot for awhile and then her and her family stopped by when they were trick-or-treating last night and we met them all. They stayed for over an hour! Their 2 young boys and our girls played together great the whole time they were there. The Husband really hit it off with Her Husband. I can tell I'm going to enjoy getting to know this lady. We talked about so many things and ended the night with a hug and a promise to see each other at Moms In Touch next week.
The mom who had originally introduced me to this lady (who, for lack of a better name I will call My New Friend) also lives in the neighborhood and her youngest daughter is #3's "best friend", O. My New Friend said she has been friends with O's Mom for years and she is close to giving her life to the Lord. Isn't that funny how God moved us in up the street and we are developing a friendship between us? She is such a nice lady and every time we talk, it's as if we've known each other for years...I'm really enjoying getting to know her and feel as if we are moving past the small talk. Now, I can be praying for her and her family to surrender their hearts to Jesus!
So, those are my 2 new friends and how God brought us together. I am really starting to understand why the powers of darkness tried their best to keep us from buying this house! I am blessed to be here, we all are, actually! The school, the neighbors, it all feels like this is where we belong! It's like God keeps letting me in on all these little surprises He was storing up for us! Have you ever showered your kids with gifts and they keep looking at you wide-eyed and are like "there's MORE?"? That's how I feel right now and I think God is delighting in revealing it to us!