Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Walking to the mailbox...an everyday habit...usually expecting a bill of some sort..
My father found a letter
A very special letter with his daughter's name as the sender!
and "PLEASE FORWARD" written on the front and back of the envelope..
She's looking for me!
His heart so full...he stood at the mailbox for a long time, just holding the letter unopened.
His wife noticed it was taking him quite a while to check the mail and as she walked out the door...
he drew near, he held his hand out with tears in his eyes
She too was amazed!
Oh, she must have just gotten married and wanted to tell you!
As they both sat down to read the letter...
Words came of her wonderful husband and small growing family...and a life of joy as a Christian young woman...
He sat dazed...she hadn't forgotten me!
His wife would tell me later...it was the happiest day of his life.
Is it possible that all these years, he wanted a "Little Princess"...but was too ashamed of his life and the reasons for divorce...and the agreement to stay away.
He also had a deep void in his life.
Just as he had gone to the mailbox as usual...
I was busy about my daily home keeping when the telephone rang...
"It's your DAD!"
I rolled my eyes thinking it was a friend playing a joke...but my husband with a serious look on his face said...
"It IS your dad!"
I froze for a moment...
MY LETTER...MY LETTER!....reached him!
...GOD answered my prayer!
Hear my prayer, O LORD,
give hear to my supplications:
in faithfulness answer me,
and in thy righteousness.
We spoke for a little while. He asked how I found him and how much it meant to him receiving my letter.
"We want to fly you and your family to visit us! Can you come?"
I couldn't believe what I was hearing...now a trip...visit in person!
All expenses paid!! I was overwhelmed.
The journey of a "Princess"...was about to begin.
Delight thyself also in the LORD;
and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Commit thy way unto the LORD;
trust also in him;
and he shall bring it to pass.