Monday, July 14, 2008

We Serve An Amazing God



My husband and I had the great blessing of being able to MIRL a bloggy friend's husband! In a nutshell, Becky and Matt are newlyweds...Matt had served his time in the USMC, and he was honorably discharged only to be recalled just months after wedding his beautiful bride and then deployed to Okinawa! I could not imagine, the whole situation just hurt my heart for them. So, precious Becky (that pic of her just totally choked me up when I saw it...too sweet) has been away from her husband for a good while now. Becky and I have been cooresponding since about April-it has been wonderful to get to know her and how "big" the Lord is in her life and to have the Lord impress upon me how loved she is. We have now had an extra special blessing because her beloved took us up on an offer to catch a ride to church both last Sunday and yesterday-(he has also been deployed to other places during this time) since he was back on Okinawa.

We had a potluck this past Sunday (our yesterday) after church, and Bro. Matt agreed to join us :) Our children were thrilled to meet him - and proceeded to just chat his poor ear off...you know, the whole 20,000 who, what, where, why question thing that kids do to people. I am so glad he brought his camera and took some pictures because last Sunday my battery died and this Sunday, the memory card was left in it's port on my printer *ahem* ...but Matt had prepared by bringing his own...I AM blonde after all and susceptible to lapses in intelligence (hahahahaha), so, when we get his pics, I will post them. ETA- I got them!! Thank you Brother! :)

What a precious couple they are and so loved by the Lord...what a blessing to be able to cross paths with them in such a unique way. God is so good and there is so much more I would like to say about this "encounter" with the Lord's work, but I honestly can't comprehend what all the Lord was *doing* in all this...I am just left in awe of Him. Please pray for them as they will be reunited very VERY soon! I am SO excited for them!! Please stop by her blog and let her know you will pray for safe flights for both of them. Thank you!

10 comments:

HOPE said...

How sweet Heather..and what a blessing how the LORD has paths cross!

I will stop by and say hello to Becky...

take care...and maybe..just maybe..we'll have that MIRL also!

Thank you for stopping by and saying hello in all your activities of life as a MOM!

Hope (by the way..love the photo of your children..precious!)

Becky said...

Ahhh!! That's us! haha I was so excited to see my Matt on your blog! You continue to bless me so much, Heather. Thank you for all you have done! (Yes, this was ok) I don't even know what to say. I am all teary with a goofy smile thinking about how we've come to know you and that I will be with Matt in a matter of days! I'm overwhelmed! I'm sure there's more to come! Take care! I'm excited for your big move and praying for smooth, safe travels, adjustment, and everything that goes with it!
Love,
Becky

Happymama said...

It's neat how the Lord brings us together in different ways at different times. I'll be sure to stop by Becky's blog.

~Kristi

Pam--in Jerusalem said...

How exciting! I'll go stop by Becky's blog now and say 'hi'.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

We can never understand how the Lord works but when we see it we are so amazed. How blest you are to have been a part of such a think and it will be interesting to see how it all works out.

I am praying that the move is going on smoothly and with as little hassle as possible and soon all will be settled. Praying for you all. connie from Texas

liz said...

Ahhh, that is really neat. Keith left 3 days after our wedding for several months, so I can kinda sympathize I guess. I will be sure to go say "hi".

Tiffany said...

I will be praying for the two of them. I can't imagine what the two of them are going through. I know that the Lord knows just what they need just when they need it.

Mishel said...

I love how the Lord brings people together like that! What a sweet blessing!

Praying for you and THE move! : )

P.s. Is it true that the Reyes' are coming back this way??

Tori said...

Aww, it's so wonderful how God uses His own to be a blessing to others. Praise the Lord you were there.

Hey is Matt really tall or are y'all short? I always pictured you as really tall.

Have a great week!

Heather said...

Thank you ladies :) It was such a blessing.

Thank you Hope, I love how the Lord allows us to cross paths!

:) Becky-I only wish you could have been here as well!

Kristi-it is neat how the Lord allows our paths to cross in such unique ways...can't wait til Heaven!

Pam :) Thank you!

Mrs Connie..your prayers are SO appreciated-thank you so very much for your encouragement.

Liz-I don't know how you did it!! I know God always has a plan though, so that's a comfort.

Tiffany-thank you so much..I know they are happily reunited now!

Mrs Mishel-Thank you so much for your prayers, and yes, the Reyes will be heading there in August :)

Tori, it was a blessing indeed. I am sure more to me than to them!

I am 5'5'' and Brian isn't that much taller hahaha :)