Saturday, September 19, 2009

An Answered Prayer

I was at a point where I didn't even know what exactly to pray for anymore regarding my marriage. Did I want to be able to put the pieces back together? Did I want to be able to just walk away? I had already proceeded with the divorce, but yet I was having difficulty finding peace. I confessed all of this to a wise friend and she said to me, "Pray that God will give you a clear, undeniable sign that you are making the right decision." So, I did.

This past Friday, God answered my prayer. I spent some time listening to the life experiences of an individual I had never really spoken to before. Prior to Friday, the extent of our conversations had never delved below the surface. We would pass each other in the halls and merely mutter the normal, "Hi, how are you?". But on this day, she bared her soul to me. She shared stories about the trials that she had previously endured, how she overcame them, and how it has shaped her into the beautiful person that she is today. She is truly an inspiration and hearing her story has renewed my hope, strengthened my faith, and given me peace in my heart.

It's amazing how God orchestrates certain people to cross your path at a specific moment. I know that the right people, precise timing, and exact circumstances had to occur for this meeting to come to pass. I'm sure many of you are wondering why I would feel that this encounter would be my "clear, undeniable sign". And I will tell you. It is because the woman who now holds my husband's heart in her hands and this woman who has restored my faith and given me peace share the same name.

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