Last year, I got this gift. It wasn't wrapped in fancy wrapping paper and it didn't have a big fancy bow, but it did look nice. And it was surely a gift from God, revealing wisdom, grace (two kinds), and a wonderful gift of friendship.
I met Tonya on 12-31-05 at Riverside Cafe before the Thor Ramsey-Metro Event (this is before she was the event coordinator). I was invited by her mother-in-law because she thought me & Tonya would be good friends. She's was right. But the story, that will not be revealed here took a crazy twist.
Tonya and I started emailing, she invited me to P&P with Sara. That was kind of nutty, but it was good, and somehow I like Sara from that moment. Then she invited me to LifeGroup, and they still can't shake this "non-belonger".
Tonya and I talked almost everyday on the way to work in the summer. I don't know how it started, but as soon as I went back to my regular schedule, I missed it.
Tonya has become a great friend, last week, I don't remember which day it was we talked on the way to work, and I got out of my car and thought "I really miss her" and Friday she called, and I invited myself (with Phyllis is tow) over and we met for dinner (jokingly argued about tipping the waitress, but that's another blog) and watched Curious George twice. It was a silly, uneventful evening. But I am thankful for it.
I was in the bathtub (see BG- you're not the only one) thinking about what I was going to write in my Blog... Tonya came to mind and what a wonderful gift God gave me for my birthday last year.
1 Corin 7:7 I wish that all men were as I am. But each man has his own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that.