…as the sun sets and the temperatures drop, I find it imperative to turn the spaghetti down to simmer and head on outside. ☀☀☀
Sitting here, I am surrounded by ants. “OH HELLLLL NAW!!!” is usually the reply of any friend that hears I went to go hang out with my ant colony…that was in fact my original thought years ago went encountering these lovely insects. Then I took the time to understand their place in my life; gathering many lessons from them.
Speaking of things having a place in your life, I have a Godsend friend!!! Meaning, I have a friend who I believe God personally sent to me; and I am learning from them on all levels as I go. 😄
It all started one day when my heart was heavy. I had just finished a rather unattractive breakup and was tired of everything. Tired of writing. Tired of journaling. Tired of trying when it seemed the more you did, the less it mattered. Tired of hearing, “it will be okay,” without a solution. I lacked luster for cooking and was pretty much confused. My heart was broken in ways I swore would never get bent. THAT IS NOT OKAY…I tried battling God, but that lasted a fraction of a second because I did not feel like losing twice. Depressed is not the proper term- needing a new and fresh viewpoint was. 🌾🌾🌾
So I packed a snack and went to the park to pray. Before I got cozy, I noticed there were ants everywhere! So I gave them a snack, got sidetracked and sat back to watch them. They were SO HAPPY to receive the small portion of food I shared with them!! It was then I learned what to pray for. I asked to be sent a special gift I would fully recognize when it appeared. I asked to be able to unwrap it if need be. Honestly, I was thinking perhaps it would be in the form of a KitchenAid attachment, vacation or large sum of monies. 😉 I was only specific in my prayer that it must in fact, be true. That I must see transparently, how true it was the moment upon gifting. 🎁🎁🎁
So He sent me my friend. 😱
I had no idea it would be in form of a person.🌟🌟🌟Then they hugged me, and I felt my whole body sink into them. Kinda like the way butter seeps into the popcorn of a freshly popped bag. Not too much, not too little, still a little space in the bag left to shake it up if necessary… All the way perfect. It was then I knew this person was my answer. 👍👍
Boy oh boy what a fabulous gift!! Sharp, witty, spiritually fit and honest. An added bonus, true to my culinary desires- always hungry!! Never knowing their place in my life, but greets me with the biggest smile every time. It is as if they reached up and asked to be the golden prayer ticket I asked for. When I need advice, they are there. When I need a hug, they show up. When I had my surgeries, they asked no questions but prayed for me. When I am out driving and singing my praise songs, I will look up and see them on the road driving! They just show up at the times where I couldn’t force it if I tried. It is comforting to meet someone you mesh well with & even greater that they want nothing but to see you succeed. Their eyes are so sincere, I am left with no choice but to believe them. When I am writing about challenges, they will randomly inquire how life is for me as my face is covered in tears. If I have a question connected to mutual friends, they never ask details past the necessaries in order to help me. Some kinda wonderful in my book, all kinds of God’s work. Each encounter with them is in fact, some form of an answer regardless of the intensity or level. I could go on and on (in book format at that), explaining their place in my life. However, each example would give away who they are…making our meetings less organic and more rehearsed and that is currently not on the menu. 🍜 😉
The sun has set, the ants have collected all the popcorn kernels I’ve thrown their way and my mind is now relaxed. It is time to get cleaned up again and enjoy dinner and dessert. People always inquire about what my relationship to Godsend is, even without knowing what they truly mean to me. Many smirks, several high fives and many moments of solitude and prayer at the park, I am still taking the time to figure it out. It is not even my place to know any information outside of what God shows me. Until then, I’m going to keep feeding the ants. For they show me in a very simple way how to appreciate my Godsend as much as they appreciated the first kernel I ever shared with them. 🌺🌺🌺
Answers Come in All Forms So Be Sure to Look All Around,
The Oh So Smitten Chef. 🌼
RECIPE FOR A GODSENT MOMENT:
Enjoy it & Give Thanks.