I met her in a hallway. She was one of those beautiful women who just demanded your attention. You know what I mean. They pass by and your eyes follow. Something about their glow, their sweetness, their SISTERHOOD, catches your eye!
I was a lost soul when I met Tricia. As a first time author for Lifeway attending a major woman’s event with thousands of women. I was scared. I knew my new book would not be one that gathered crowds to meet me. I was intimidated. I was alone. Until Tricia Heflin walked up to my display table. That beautiful, together, confident woman I had noticed in the hallway. Her gentle eyes immediately filled with tears as she quietly shook her head and looked down. She didn’t have to say anything. I knew. I knew she was one of us. I knew my book had shaken her to the core. I knew she was unprepared for what she was feeling. I knew she was trapped in the moment. I knew she wanted to run away. I knew she wanted to stay. She stayed. She confronted her fears. God changed her and He changed me. She became one of the most precious people in my life and we started to heal some hearts together. That was 7 years ago.
Over the past 7 years I have come to know and love Tricia’s family and she has come to know and love mine.
Over the past year, as I have crumbled before the Lord over friendships broken that I thought were solid. Tricia has stood by my side.
Over the past year, as I have crumbled, Tricia has shared her own crumbles with me, as she and her husband Steve stepped out, at an age where most people begin to step IN or loose their step all together. Tricia and Steve took a HUGE risk and followed a rather “ridiculous” plan God placed in their hearts. Truly–it was mostly Steve’s heart. Tricia just trusted. It was a RISKY plan. A CRAZY plan. An EXPENSIVE plan that had the power to steal their earthly security. Tricia and I talked many times over the past 11 months and shared our tears and our fears, we prayed for one another. We CARRIED one another by reminding one another of the promises and faithfulness of God.
Thats the kind of friend I need.
Thats the kind of friend I want to be.
Today—I just had to celebrate and share the result of Tricia and Steve’s faith in God’s ability to do more than they could hope or ask for. This is what God can do with Unstuck trust. This is what God can do through an UnStuck marriage. UnStuck friendship.UnStuck faith. Check this out! The Brooks at Weatherford.
Let’s Celebrate today shall we? Let’s celebrate–UnStuck Friendship. UnStuck Marriage and UnStuck Faith!!
I would love for you to join me on my new Facebook Page, The Unstuck Woman Club 🙂
But first, tell me, do you have a friendship you are thankful for, one that has stood the test of time, trials and tribulation? Share in the comments and be entered in my sweet contest of the month for this precious book by Karen Ehman and Glynnis Whitwer!