Friday, March 14, 2008

God Stop Friday!




The day is almost up, but I will not forget to leave y'all with some sweet God Stop moments from this past week! As always, thank you Patty for hosting this sweet event! ; )

Ok...I so wish my friend Teresa, who comments on my blog and others, was a blogger but she's not. She and I live 30 minutes apart and found each other through my blog. Well, a couple of months ago, we met for the first time, and I feel as if I've known Teresa for 100 years. That long lost best friend that you had placed in your lap directly by God Himself!

She and I had lunch today and talked 100 mph and she just blessed the socks off me!! Here is a picture that was taken at our 1st "meeting" and a sign we made for another bloggy friend, Leigh, that Teresa actually knows in real life and I actually know in the non real life of blogville!! So, here we are for the 1st time...and no, I didn't take a picture of us today at lunch. I forgot! :(




So, I'm so thankful to God for giving me this new friend. I believe that we will be friends for a long time. She's the real deal and I'm thrilled to have her in my life. She listened today. She encouraged. She laughed. She shared. She blessed me in every way a friend can. She's honest. We've prayed together. She is simply delightful. She loves her family. But, most of all....Jesus is all over this precious woman!! He is so in you Teresa....He shines gloriously in you and through you!! You are precious to me!!


And....secondly....my family is life to me. My hubs and my boys are EVERYTHING to me! You know how you just sit and look at them and have the Holy Spirit just speak love and joy over your momma's heart for these people He has blessed you with???!! I had that today. And, my heart melted right then and there as I hugged and loved on them!! It was like God whispered in my ear....."Aren't they just the neatest and coolest?!"


"Thank you so much for these men in my life, Jesus! They are truly everything to me."





Have a wonderful weekend wherever you are and whoever you are with! May you reflect the love of Christ to everyone and have some fun and laughter!!!

Hugs, prayers, and blessings over you all~
Fran

12 comments:

Patty said...

God is amazing how He directs friends into our lives and I am so happy you had a great lunch! Your boys are the cutest boys and they look like they are a bundle of energy! Having boys myself I can testify to that! You are so special and I can't wait to party with you in S.A. and don't you know God already has everything planned for all of us!!
Love Ya,
Patty

annie's eyes said...

Fran, I love your heart, and can't wait for San Antonio either. It is going to be like a mini taste of what heaven will be. Thanks for sharing about meeting Teresa (get a blog, girl! We need to know you too) and feeling like you've know each other forever. God is so sweet. Beautiful pictures of you and Teresa, and your precious boys. Love,
Annette

Darlene R. said...

I am so blessed with wonderful friends! Even though we have never met, I count you as one of those.
San Antonio isn't going to know what hit it! That hotel will never be the same, girl!

Blessings to you,
Darlene

BTW, handsome fellas you got there!

marina said...

Fran ,you are a blessing to everyone and what a blessing you got from God a Friend!! How great is that!! You 2 look so pretty !!
I can't wait to meet all my friends form blogville!!
You are Bless Fran!! marina

Denise said...

Friends are such precious blessings. Glad that you have made a dear new friend. I love you.

His Girl said...

SUCH fun!

He Knows My Name said...

fran we have been so blessed, each one of us, thru this blog. God has done some pretty awesome things for each one of us. you both look like you have known each other 100 years.

our computer is posessed with a bug right now. hubs is trying to work it out. i'm working on a praise report. you have a great weekend.

Alana said...

I love those Mommy moments when your heart is overcome with joy as you look at your family. I wish I took the time to have more of them! God is good!

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

I LOVE THIS!!!

This just makes me long for Siesta Fiesta even more!

Thanks for sharing the photos!

Blessings!
steph.

Earen said...

What a wonderful time with friends & it just blesses me to hear of a woman so in love with her husband & boys. Does it get easier, friend? I mean with 3 boys? I had a humm dinger day on Friday as they were in rare form and as much as I love them so dearly, I am incredible busy...always. I wouldn't give it up for anything though! I'll have to check out that Beth Moore thing too! You're an encouragement to me.

Charity said...

FUN TIMES! Isn't it just wonderful how the Lord places sweet sweet friends in our paths! He is SO good!

I totally know what you mean about just being overwhelmed with joy over your family. I feel the same way every time I look at Landon!

Love you!
Charity

Anonymous said...

Oh sweet Fran! I too think we will be friends for a long time to come. We talked so much I wasn't sure I ate my lunch!heehee..and just think girls...one day, one day...we'll all be together praising the ONE and ONLY JESUS! forever.

Ya'll are going to have an awesome time in San Antonio!

I believe friends are one of the sweetest "happies" the Lord gives us and I am so thankful for this one!

love,
Teresa
Braden, TN

I blog so you can get a glimpse into my life as wife, mom of 3 boys, and someone who simply wants to bless others along the way. Have fun and be sweet :)

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