I don’t even know where to begin with this blog post, because there is so much running through my mind that I could say.
I have several online friends who I would love to get to know in-person if we lived near each other. Most reading my blog I met through WordPress.
I met one woman in particular on an author’s facebook page. I posted something there and got some unsupportive and snarky comments. Paula was the only one who gave me a kind and supportive response. I read a few of her posts on that fb page and was drawn to her. So, I asked for her friendship and promptly left that author page.
At first, I thought Paula and I were alike in both our writing styles and our personalities (outgoing, like humor, writing filled with emotion). But, the more I got to know her, I realized I’m nothing like her. She has courage and grace beyond what I could even imagine for myself.
I’m not proud of it, but I’m a worrier. I also get turned all topsy-turvy if anything in my routine gets thrown off. Even something minor. In other words, I’m not good with disorganization, let alone upheaval or chaos. Paula’s entire world has been uprooted, and I’m amazed at her grace and humor.
Her latest blog post has the type of human interaction stories that move the soul. Please do read it. The below clip is only one example from her post of something beautiful happening around her, in the midst of upheaval. It’ll give you inspiration and hope for humanity.
After my second chemo infusion, I stopped at a store on the way home to look for a top that allowed easy access to my port. As I pawed through the racks, an older woman moved beside me, to begin her own search. I think I made some offhanded comment about not being able to find things that don’t look they should be worn by somebody fifteen years old. She laughed and then handed me the most beautiful blouse.
“Here,” she said, “This suits you.”
I looked at the price tag. It was on sale. Crazy cheap. ”Wow,” I said. “It’s amazing. Thanks.”
“Would you like for me to pray for you?” she asked.
I nodded, trying to process how she could know that it is exactly what I needed….more than the blouse.
Link to blog post: Praying For You, by Paula Millet.
Paula’s books can be found here.
Her most recent book can be found here: Cosigning a Lie.