Oddest thing happened today, and I'm trying to figure out what exactly God is saying to me. You see, a long time ago I was totally in love with Jimmy, or at least that's what I thought when I was 13. Jimmy was my friend, but he had his flaws. About 7 years ago Jimmy fell off the face of the Earth. We had different friends, his were druggies mostly, mine where college kids. Our lives took different paths and we did not remain in conact. I often thought of Jimmy. Not a I wish I had done something different or questioning if I had married the right man. No, I just wondering where he was, if he was still alive or did he fall into the addiction that so many do. Not a month went by in the last 7 years that I didn't have a thought, even a brief one, about Jimmy.
Then today, out of the blue there he was. Peanut and I were on our way back to Tahlequah to my grandfather's funeral when I stopped for gas. Usually I just pay at the pump so I don't have to go in and be tempted to buy something I don't need. But today Peanut needed to go to the bathroom. So we went in, I paid for my gas got some change for a newspaper and as we were walking out the door I saw...nope, the newspapers. I grabbed it and turned back to the counter to pay. I paid little attention to the guy who was standing there paying for his stuff. Then he turned around. I recognized him right away even though he looked different. He'd put on some weight, as it seems we all do, but he looked healthy. I was in shock. I rarely run into anyone I know when I go back home (and it's not THAT big of a town). He asked if I remembered him. Well, yes of course. I introduced him to Peanut, who was probably wondering if I knew EVERYONE. And stupid me I said, I didn't know if you were alive or dead, you fell off the earth. Well, he didn't fall off the earth. He just took some time to grow up. He's married, has three beautiful children (he showed me a picture). So maybe now I won't have to think about him every month wondering if he's alive or not. I can be satisfied knowing there's another woman out there worring about him.
One down, two to go... lol
I thank my God upon every rememberance of you!