Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Surprise:love love love

Déjà vu, just like old times,” Mindy smirks, “except.. …. were in Texas SURPRISE” her flippant voice tone implies a flight from Oregon to Texas is a minor undertaking, instead of a expensive and complicated event. Constructing space, I propelled mindy's duffel bag off my seaweed colored couch and flop down sitting by her, “Ha that’s because you guys enjoy withholding information … keeping secrets. Seeing You and Casey stroll through the living room ….“I didn’t know where I was”.

Mindy chuckles and ignores my dazed expression " Yeah,i had the trip planned since Jan. I kept telling everyone in Oregon .. I was going to visit you for your birthday as a surprise and then Casey concluded she wanted to come too! It fit perfect." "I did what?" Casey questions, she comes towards us and sits down. Her left hand lays limp, and classy, a fresh coat of clear nail polish accenting the sparkling engagement ring. . . I stare at her ring and a thought formulates, "So Casey was Wes worth the wait...? " She Gushes,YYesss unfazed by my loaded question.

This is friendship.. joy.. contentment I have missed them. These Girls, who know me well.. who aren't shocked by my many questions... have come to see me. I feel loved. Yet, God required loneliness and waiting before they showed up in my living room today.. why? He could have articulated " Ashley your best friends will be visiting you, and your 24Th birthday will be splendid.. don't worry" instead i was found wanting and void of Texas friendships. God could have stated " Casey, I have this boy named Wes for you and although you will be alone for a season, at the perfect time you will fall in love." But God gave neither.. he handed us harsh silence...he gave us a surprise.

My Wesley, loves me... he gives me gifts.. he talks to me.. even the way he holds my hand.. shows how perfect we are together.. Casey continues. Mindy and i cant keep our laughter from esacpting, who grabbed our logical friend and replaced her with this romantic girl? "We're glad your happy" Mindy chirps, leaning against the pillow.

Here lets see how this looks on you.. I feel Casey place something cold in my hand, her engagement ring. "Its beautiful", I whisper. I'm holding a mans love for his future bride, sitting by my God given friendships and realizing how God's love is The Best Surprise... Yes trusting.. might be..worth my time... slipping Casey's ring on.. I watch it shine.


What area's of your life are you trusting God in? Maybe wondering why God wont tell you what the next bend in your road is? Its because he wants to surprise you! God shows his love by surprising you..so trust him and enjoy the adventure..
Isaiah:63:7 I will mention the lovingkindness of the Lord And the praises of the Lord, According to all the Lord has bestowed on us, And the goodness toward the house of Israel, Which He has bestowed on them according to His mercies, According to the multitude of his lovingkindness.

10 comments:

Casey Raquel said...

Oh Ashley Nay! You always know how to make me cry! I'm so glad you are my friend! What special times God has given us. He is so faithful. Thank you for letting us remember that wonderful space in time through your beautiful writing! I just wish I could hug you right now! I love you!!!

Ashley Nay said...

aww i love you soooo much. Writing this made me " relive" the event.. and sadly made me miss you all the more... you have become such a beautiful friend to me, given me encouragement and you make me laught too!

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Dave Earley said...

Surprise! It's like God is saying, "Wait'll you see what I have planned for you up ahead!" It's always an experience thing. Very nice. Meeting old friends is usually good times.

Ashley Nay said...

yup dave.. i have to agree.. i think god always says that.. and we say we would " rather know" whats up head in the road..

Dave Earley said...

Well, the way our culture is now, I guess we don't care much for surprises. We would rather know everything now, and have everything yesterday. With contentment, however, there is great gain. I love your writings by the way. Keep up!

minorspacemail said...

Great stuff!!! You are an amazing writer!

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