It doesn’t happen all that often that I get random messages completely (seemingly) out of the blue, but in the past week it happened twice; the second time today.
One was a voice from about 30 years ago…
The second from further back still… roughly 40 years.
Let me tell you more…
Voices from the Past
Last week, in a way only possible in the social media landscape that we’re all now a part of, I reconnected with the mom of one of my friends, from when I lived in Belgium in the early 1990s. She was the one who first walked me through the process of making Tiramisu and I visited that family many, many times. Though time has taken its toll (and her husband, to cancer) it was certainly nice to reconnect & share stories of my kids and her grand-kids.
Then earlier today, I saw a message from Sterling Huskins in my inbox. He signed it “your 5th grade teacher” but he was being modest, for he was much more than that as he and his wife Barb also chaperoned a number of our youth mission trips when I was growing up. They were a dynamic couple who loved and believed in young people.
He too mentioned the passing of his spouse… and I was reminded that people who just always seemed to ‘be there’ won’t, in fact, always be there.
Today, I’m grateful…
…for wonderful voices from my past, who are not just part of the past, but also part of my present. God has given me a rich tapestry of experiences that contribute to who I am today.
So many of the people I know from around the world are because of my relationship with the Lord and work in His church.