Evidence of this, Ginger and Erin, who began chatting via this blog, met for the first time this weekend. Only Erin could meet someone through a blog, and strike up a friendship that would inspire a face to face meeting. That girl is just made for making friends. (and influencing people)
As I spent the weekend with my Erin and my Ginger, I was amazed by the goodness of God. I was reminded of the women who discipled me, like Kerri my Sunday school teacher, and guide through my teen years, and the turbulence of falling in love. Kerri was an example to me of a godly woman, wife and later, mother. Often we did no more than paint lumber for one of Bill's building jobs, or play in her garden, go for a drive. But she invested time in me. She was my friend. In turn, I learned to do that for other girls. Like Erin. We grew up playing dolls together, and later I was blessed to lead her in a Bible study. She, Annie and Kelly would try to sneak a peek at my love letters and we all spent many a night on my bed, singing worship, talking and giggling. It was sweet fellowship.
So there I stood, with Erin and Ginger. My new girl. Who is also Erin's girl. And I see that the investment in 1 life becomes an investment in many, many more. And I look at my daughter, and I wonder who her Kerri will be? I am praying for them both already. And I am thankful for the reminder that sharing God's love can be as simple as being a friend.