For Melissa, Michelle and Jeannine….the list grows!!! :)Posted: Tuesday, March 16, 2010
If you are late in coming to the story…you MAY want to consider reading the past posts….go to the bottom and click Louis and Me! This is where you will find each post in order…telling the story of how I met the other ½ of my pair!
OK…picking up where I left off in the story of how I met the other ½ of my pair.
So…I had asked the Women’s Bible Study on Faith to pray. Which they promised me they would! I was still believing in what God had told me….that I would meet the other ½ in December. My buddy Marc had confirmed it stating that he felt I would meet someone in 4th quarter. Again…we could both be right!
Early December comes, and Marc asks if I had met “him” yet. I responded no, not yet…God still has another 21 days. He hung his head hung LOW! I had never seen him quite like that before. He starts apologizing to me….telling me that he thought he had heard the Lord correctly….thinking that I wasn’t going to meet him. I would have NOTHING to do with it. Telling him NOT to give up…that I was STILL believing. That is what God told me…and I am holding Him to it. I may not have mentioned this before, but when I prayed….I kinda gave God a deadline. Having heard that you should pray specifically, I prayed that I would meet him by the end of the year. Then, God said it would be in fact be December.
Previously, Don Coleman had told me about this guy that he thought I should meet back in the summer, but he never called. Other than that…there had been ZERO interests! But, I was believing!!!
At that women’s study, I had the great pleasure of meeting my now good friend Jennifer. On Saturday, December 22 we went to dinner after church. We were just getting to know one another and were just hanging out when she asked if I had met “Mr. December” yet. I obviously said No. But I was still believing…God still had 9 more days! We laughed at the Mr. December idea and continued to eat. Then, Jennifer paused, set her folk down and said…so, I’ve been praying about this…and I think I am supposed to tell you. There’s this guy….
I was like WHAT?!?! This “guy”? She continued to tell me about him. I sat there and shook my head “No! There’s no way! He’s not interested!”
I couldn’t believe it. My new friend Jennifer was sitting across the table telling me about the SAME guy that Don Coleman told me about months prior! I just KNEW it was the same guy….and I said….JP, he’s not interested. Don’s already told me about “this guy” (I didn’t have a name at this time!). Jennifer was convinced that it couldn’t be the same guy. She didn’t think that Don and “this guy” knew each other. So, I got Don on the phone. Once I filled Don in on our conversation, he simply asked…what’s his name? And Jennifer told me….Louis Williams. Lo and behold, Don AND my new friend from the bible study were telling me about the SAME GUY!!! 6 months apart!!! Needless to say…we were a little in shock!
So..the first thing I do is google him….NOTHING. Yes guys….we google you!!!! So, be careful what you put out there. Ladies..you do the same! LOL.
The rest of the night, I kept saying…Jennifer, really? Is this for real?
Long story short….Louis had spent some time with Don back in the summer sharing his heart. A few months later he had dinner with friends Becky and Lowell. Becky felt called to pray for Louis that he would meet his “God Woman”. She is a busy woman, mom, wife, volunteer and professional. Becky doesn’t have time to be a matchmaker, but she mentioned to Jennifer that she was praying for Louis to meet someone. This was shortly AFTER I shared the “Mr. December” with my Bible Study. Rather than jumping on it, Jennifer took time to pray about it first, which I sincerely appreciate.
Now it’s 12.22.07 and Becky and Jennifer went to work to get Louis and me connected….just a couple days before Christmas….when folks are busy, traveling, prepping for the day. But, I think we all had forgotten about the December deadline. Plus – I was now kinda freakin’. Could this ACTUALLY happen?!?!?!? Really????
Side note: Now, before you think too poorly of Louis….there had been a break down in communication back in the summer. THAT is why he never called. But, later you will learn that God’s timing is PERFECT!