Thursday, November 30, 2006

Part lll

I just want to go back a few minutes to the trip on the way over to the house. DD and beau were riding in separate vehicle and I had called her cell phone for something. I could hear chiming in the background and actually wondered why I always heard this chime when I talked to them while they were in his vehicle. Call me slow sometimes, but it hit me.... this was the seatbelt chime. So I asked if beau had on belt and of course the answer was no. Why not? I asked this question much to dd's dismay. Well since I heard this same chime whenever I talked to them, it only meant one thing, he never wears a seatbelt! Talk about aggravated, but it gets better. After they pass us, Yes. After. They. Pass. Us. I notice that DD isn't wearing one either!!
Cell phone:Rinnnnnggggg!!
DD: Hello
Me: Why don't you have your seatbelt on?
Keep in mind we are on a long, country road that speedster is flying down.
DD: silence and then nostril blowing........grrr....she knows I hate that!
Me: You better put your seatbelt on.....(and then I had to add) You're not married yet!
DD: OK (probably thinking, I'll be glad when I am)
I could not believe this. Our state has a seatbelt law and besides being totally irresponsible, she was breaking the law. (Of course I shared these facts with her) I wanted to add this to show an example of her changing behavior. She was not the same loving daughter that I normally had such a good, open relationship with.

Pulling into the church parking lot the next morning was something. There seemed to be quite a few people there. Now those of you with toddlers that don't
leave them in the nursery, know what it's like to have to make your way down to the front of the church looking for seating. I normally try to stick near the back with baby in case we need to go out. At least until they are older. That's the only time I like to be in the rear. I am normally an upfront girl.
The morning sermon was really good, but I just don't remember what it was about now. What I do remember is after the message, the pastor asked for everyone to come forward to the altar for a time of prayer. Since I was already near the front, this wasn't going to be so hard. I made my way to the front and out of the corner of my eye, I saw my DD coming as well. I don't have to tell you how this quickened my heart. In that same moment, I noticed a dear saint with her arm around DD. She was also coming to the altar. She made her way near me and asked me to come over to them. She wanted to pray for DD. I have to add here that this particular lady was not aware of the engagement until earlier this very morning of which I am speaking of and I had not spoken to her about this at all. She looked at me and said "You know what this is about" She then looked at DD and said to her "This is not the will of God for your life. He is not the one God has for you." DD began to cry, as well as myself.


Anonymous said...

Wow, is all I can say at this point. Praying that you, and your daughter are doing ok.

Anonymous said...

AAAHHHH!!!! You sure know how to make with the cliffhanger!

Ok. Better now. I will be patient so you can tell the story at your own pace. Good for you for breaking into manageable pieces, btw. I would be inclined to think "oh, it'll take too long to type out" and end up not sharing it. I will have to remember to do this myself!

Anonymous said...

Oh, my. I've had similar moments of God's intervention so I know how powerful that must have been. Waiting (somewhat) patiently for part four!

Anonymous said...

I have no idea how I finally managed to sign in to comment, but suffice to say that blogger drives me nuts.

His intervention really is amazing, huh?

Anonymous said...

I'm truly amazed, not at God's Majesty and His ability to intervene, but at the strength and wisdom and patience that He gave to you in this situation. What a powerful, powerful reminder that to those who've put their faith in Jesus have strength beyond what is humanly possible! Thank you for sharing this. I am praying for all of you.

P.S. I decided to add my name to my blog. At Faithprints I used my middle name as my "pen" name and have decided to use my real name, Lisa, here at Blogger. I'm sorry if it throws anyone for a loop!

BrideOfChrist said...

How did all of this wind up turning out? Just curious as I have been praying for the situation...Blessings!