Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I Know Better Than To Ask God, Why?

Each day I discover another fascinating event that God has placed in my life for a predetermined reason. Once the discovery is exposed, the chills are joined with a small smile like a quiet conversation with God to say, "thank you" for thinking of me. I write about several of those moments in my book Forfeiting All Sanity but one moment was revealed to me the day I emailed "friends" in my contact list to let them know my book was available for purchase.
About 5 years ago, my husband and our three kids were sitting at Chilis eating dinner. A lady came over to our table to tell us she was admiring our little family and wanted to tell us so. I had just started a photography business not long before so when we left, I walked over and handed her a business card and told her if she ever need a photographer, I would love for her to consider me.
A few years passed and low and behold, she called me to take her daughter's senior pictures. She became a customer and I entered her contact information into my email system. A couple years later, she called again for me to take pictures of her family because they had just adopted a little girl.
A few days before she received the email about my book Forfeiting All Sanity, A Mother's Story about Raising A Child With Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, she too received the news from her doctor that her adopted daughter will struggle throughout her lifetime with fetal alcohol syndrome.
Now was it a coincidence that we were both in Chilis that same day at the very same time and we were drawn to one another? I don't think so. That was God's way of drawing two people together that would one day discover that they would need each other for the rest of their lifetimes.

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