Friday, January 15, 2010

Unanswered Prayers

Have you ever prayed for something so hard and so faithfully only for that prayer never to come to fruition? I know I have I can remember instances all my life starting with high school memories of praying for things to work out with a boyfriend at the time because I felt he was the love of my life and then when it didn't I asked...
God aren't you listening?
I remember when Tim and I were looking to buy a new home. We had our heart set on a certain one but couldn't buy until our present home sold I prayed for our house to sell because we wanted that home so bad-when the "dream" house sold and ours still hadn't I asked....
God aren't you listening?
A few years ago the company that I worked for was taken over by new management and the talk of downsizing started immediately. I had worked there 13 years and I prayed so hard for not only me but my co-workers not to lose their job. When I and several others lost our jobs I asked...
God aren't you listening?
You were listening....I know now God  just as my children may ask for something and think it is the most important thing in their life when I know differently you feel the same way toward your children.
You knew the boy that I thought was the love of my life wasn't.
You knew the house that I thought was my dream home wasn't & had problems we couldn't see.
You knew the job I cried for days when I lost was one of the best things that ever happened to me.
You knew that while I worried about the bills and the loss of a paycheck you would provide.
You knew I had always wanted to stay home until my children started school but didn't feel we could afford it -you made it possible.
You knew that when time grew closer for Hallie to start school a call would come from a treasured old friend about a job opening.
You knew that job would be one of the better things in my life.
You knew my coworkers would not only be coworkers but family.
You knew how I used to dread going to work each day due to the stress and how I would love going to work each day now.
You knew it all and I thank you God for my unanswered prayers but now I know they were never unanswered at all.
Here is a picture of my family away from home my coworkers (and definitely an answered prayer) who I had to bribe to let me take a picture! Love you guys :-) Wedowee guys don't think you are off the hook if you see me coming with a camera you better be ready to smile because you were my first family away from home & I still love you too :-)


  1. Who is that hunk on the left in the Auburn colors...looks like my kind of guy! Tell him your friend has a huge crush on him! :-) wink/wink
    I cannot believe you got them to let you take a picture but it is so good! I remember the song that went..."some of God's greatest gifts, are unanswered prayers!" AMEN!

  2. I hda those boyfriends too, Mrs Kelly!! It did turn out to be a cute picture and even though I won't be there forever, I feel the same way about that job!! I'm going to miss being there when I finish school!