Sunday, January 6, 2008

"Come Meet My Mom"

It's the first Sunday of the month and my turn to usher.
I love to usher and meet new people. We have two services and it's always fun to see who's coming and going through through those doors. As an usher your're always prepared to help people find their way about and provide the information and service for newcomers.

Today was one of those days. Let me introduce you to Francis. We belong to a growth group of younger people and this one younger fellow has always told me that I would hit it off with his Mom.

A new face appears and I reached out my hand and said, "Hi! I'm Marg"
Well that's when it all started. "You're not the Marg that hangs out with my kids."
Well it didn't take long and Dave says, "Got time for coffee Marg? " Come on over and get to meet my Mom!!

Frances is also an Oma. (Born exactly the same year.) It didn't take long and we were all over the map like two women who have known each other for years. We're laughing and crying and just talking about those heart felt issues.
Soon the topic changed to photography, blogging, and Shutterfly. Out comes the laptop as we navigate around showing each other what blogland is all about. Perhaps a future blogger?
She is a professional photographer and has wisdom to share.

The minute we met, we bonded. It was incredible. We were both freed verbally and could share from the heart. I could tell that she was a catalyst for me and I for her. We could talk in a kind of verbal shorthand. We didn't' have to explain or fill in the gaps.

You name it, the time was short but an incredible visit as we toasted with our glasses. As we departed, we gave those big hugs and exchanged emails and I know that I will meet Dave's mom again. This is what I needed today. You made my day!!

Thank-you Frances. "To get more out of life, give more of yourself."



  1. If we only take the time to get to know people, there's so much we can learn from each other. And a new friend is always special!

  2. Isn't it so amazing, when you meet a "kindred spirit" like that? What a treasure! Elsie

  3. Marg that is just wonderful. Kindred spirits .. .the Lord is so good.

  4. What a delightful surprise for both of you!


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