I don't often write about God. Actually, this is a first. It might be because I'm not the most religious person. If I write about God, people would debate me, and I hate debates, and don't want to get into it. I don't go to church very often (much to my mother's dismay.) When we were in Seattle, I just never thought about it. Now that we have Bug, I want to take him to church, but it is right in the middle of nap time and the things I would be thinking during his meltdown wouldn't help me much. I swear like a sailor, but try to be a good person. I hope those offset each other.
I have a story that I have never told anyone. Ever. I think about it often, and decided to just write it down. I figured it's perfect for #TBT. At the end of this post you'll either think "Wow, she's crazy," or just "Wow."
Two years ago, before Bug was even a thought, I was having a crappy week. A really bad week. My horse was being retired, and being a pain in the butt at the rehab barn she was staying. I was having a really stressful week at work. Nothing was going right. You know the feeling.
I was leaving the barn where I worked. Usually that made me feel better, but something stressed me out. I don't remember what it was, but it was the icing on the cake. A friend and I were suppose to meet to for lunch, and she had to cancel. I decided to drive out to the rehab barn to see Denali and just sit.
Since I had no plans, I decided to text another friend to just say "hi." I often use voice text. I found her number and hit the little microphone and said, "Hi, hope all is well." I waited while my phone thought and I looked at the message before I sent it.
It said, "You know that I'm always here for you, I love you -God"
No shit, right hand up to...well, you know. At first I laughed at my phone and thought, "Oh how funny, you thought I said that!?" I decided to do it again, and repeated, "Hi, hope all is well." I waited while my phone was thinking, giggling to myself." I looked down and it said, "Hi, hope all is well." I did it a few more times, and got the same response each time.
I really wish I was able to take a screen shot, but no one would believe me anyway. I liketo think that things happen for a reason. My mother use to tell me that all the time, and I hated it, but she's right (like always.) I did get the text for a reason. It made me smile, and breath. So, does God have a cell phone? Was someone at Verizon being funny? Was I literally getting a message from God?