Two are Better
“Just when you think all hope is lost; look up, you might see a smiling face.”~Iyhia McMichael
This Saturday, I was celebrating one of my greatest accomplishments in finishing my masters in Educational Leadership from S.F.A. Running parallel with graduation was the recovery of my dad, who just underwent open heart surgery. I knew that he would not physically be able to attend; which meant my mom would have to stay, and my son would also not be able to come. I prepared myself emotionally for them not being able to make it, but once I got to the coliseum, I could not help but to feel sad knowing that there would be no one physically there to support me.
“Two are better than one because they have a good return on their work: if one falls down his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and there is no one to help him up.” Ephesians 4:9-10(NIV)
I was sitting in my assigned seat watching as other graduates were hugged and snapping pictures with friends. I felt this deep sadness on one of the most special days of my life. And in his gentle whisper, the Holy Spirit said, “Look up.” I looked up in the mass of people, and I saw this huge smile and hand waving. It took me a second to realize that the wave and smile were directed to me. It was my best friend of 14 years who had driven from Houston to be a part of my special day. I realized at that moment, how much God loved me. He loves me enough to know exactly what and who I needed.
When I reflect back on all the times I was sad for not having a mate, I am reminded that he provides me with meaninful friendships in my life at the perfect time. Although I was prepared to be alone, God knew my heart. He loved me enough that he pricked her spirit the night before and prompted her to drive and be there for me. I’m thankful not only for her frienship, but her wilingness to be obedient.
To my best friend and spirtual sister, Tanelda McDonald I will always love you and look forward to many more years of frienship.