A tap on my window| A personal story

The other day I arrived to a shoot a bit early, so I decided to rest my eyes awhile. I leaned against the steering wheel of my husband's truck and closed my eyes and sighed. I was tired, I could barely stay awake on the drive into Fort Wayne. I was overwhelmed, I have an edit list a mile long with no end in sight. I was praying, praying that God would help me get through all that life brings my way. Then, I was startled by a tap on my window. Caught off guard, I couldn't figure out how to open my window, so I just opened the door....to find a woman standing outside my truck. I thought maybe she needed directions, or heck, maybe she was going to ask me for money (not that I would have been helpful with either!). But what came out of her mouth really took me by surprise. She said, "Girl, you look so depressed. It's not that bad. Someone always has it worse than you. God loves you girl". And with that, she smiled and walked away. I didn't really know what to say, I was seriously sort of in shock. ( And to think, I thought I just looked tired, but now I looked depressed...jeesh!). I thought it was strange for someone to come out of their way to tell me that...but was it really? I'm pretty sure it was God using someone's voice to speak to me, to tell me that He is with me no matter what. And for the following week that I had, it was a message that I kept close to me. My youngest son Reece was in the hospital two nights with a terrible case of croupe (a virus that makes your throat close up), and during that time, I had a peace with me. I knew he was going to be ok. I knew it could always be worse. One of the nights around midnight, I went to the snack room (thank you God for blueberry poptarts!), and there was a young couple standing outside crying because their little boy was sick. I so desperately wanted to say to them that it was going to be ok, that God loved them, but I just simply couldn't do it, I was too scared. I wasn't brave like the woman who tapped on my truck window. I pray that you are open to see the little "taps on your window" this week....to be able to hear God's message through others...and maybe you'll be the person tapping on someone else's window.

5 comments:

  1. {hugs} I absolutely LOVE this post, Nicole!! Something I needed to hear this week w/ an overflow of edits, sessions and of course my family who needs me too...{sigh}

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  2. Most people that get the chance to have experiences like this (little wake up calls from God) don't put it in writing. But thank you for doing so and sharing with the rest of us! You are probably much stronger than you give yourself credit for. Glad that your son is well now!

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  3. Bette Tambone MeusslingSeptember 6, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    Sounds like an angel tapped on your window. You are blessed.

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  4. He works in mysterious ways doesn't He? I am glad Reese is better. Take care of yourself. You won't be helping yourself or anyone else if you don't.

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  5. Hey Nicole, just wanted you to know that I shared your little story with my friend who has her house tore up because they are getting ready to repair floor in the "fixer-up" old farm house. They have recently had some unexpected medical bills and last night the transmission went out on their car. I had shared this with her and later that day the transmission went out. Today as we worked at church together we commented how someone always has it worse than us! Thanks for sharing this so beautifully....already helped my friend! :)
    Amy Skinner

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