Thursday, September 27, 2007

and the path veers to the right
















With medical tests still to come and a more refined diagnosis yet to be told, I am leaving on Friday for a Woman's Retreat Weekend...I have been saying out loud for weeks, "I am going to Camp this year!" I was prepared to be wheeled in, if necessary. So, I made my 'list of things' to pack and began to get excited.

Lo and behold, I received a rather interesting phone call this morning, not only am I going to this Retreat, but one of the scheduled speakers canceled and they want ME to replace her!!! Me?!

I calmly said, "Sure, I can do that." So, this path that I so fiercely layed down the gauntlet with has already opened up a new and exciting door. :)

I've been giggling all day...and suddenly concerned about what I'm going to wear! Truth be told...I would do this in my bathrobe and the timing of this opportunity couldn't be more perfect :)

God is good

20 Comments:

Blogger Angela Marie said...

Oh Sweetie! I am giggling right along with you! When you called me to tell me the news and asked if I was sitting down, I thought you were going to tell me that the camp caught on fire.... we were not going to be able to go. I would have never guessed what you were about to tell me and be so calm about it. We are seeing some of our dreams just unfold in front of us... so sweet!

It's just amazing how all of this is falling into place!

How many times have I talked to you today?!!!

Love you

p.s. YOU are not going to wear your bathrobe!
I am so excited!

2:48 PM  
Blogger LEstes65 said...

Honestly, you could wear a burlap sack and look stunning.

What an awesome turn of events. I wish I could go to hear you speak.

4:11 PM  
Blogger LiteraryGirl said...

That is so great, Darlene! You have such a story and are so encouraging...I'm certain you will bless many people who listen. I wish I could be one of them!!!

xoxo
Jodi

4:11 PM  
Blogger Wanda said...

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah...Dar do you get the idea of how I'm feeling! Since that phone call last night, I've been standing in awe at God's timing!!
Loving you, Wanda Mom

5:41 PM  
Blogger amy said...

Will be praying for what the Lord wants you to share!

5:56 PM  
Blogger dreamergirl said...

I'm giggling too! This is just perfect. Am wishing you a wonderful time and loads of fun!!

big smooch

11:36 PM  
Blogger cherry girl said...

How wonderful!! Have a fabulous time!

12:09 AM  
Blogger Shaz said...

I am so excited for you honey and even more excited for those who get the opportunity to hear your soulfull and inspiring words.
Thinking of you always xx

1:52 AM  
Anonymous meg said...

Amen! :) That sounds fun and exciting. I hope you have a great time and come back feeling encouraged and refreshed by your weekend at "camp".

3:53 AM  
Blogger JustMe said...

I'm so happy for you and the way God is encouraging you right now. Looking forward to a full report!

10:47 AM  
Blogger dreamergirl said...

I just had to read this post again, I'm so happy for you!! And you look absolutely fabulous in that picture! Hugs to you xox

11:17 AM  
Blogger daisies said...

hurrah!! have an amazing time : ) xox

11:54 AM  
Blogger Yolanda said...

I am so happy for you.I know you will do wonderfully well.

12:25 PM  
Blogger Jack K. said...

Congratulations on being selected to speak. They wouldn't have asked if they didn't have confidence in you.

Wearing the bathrobe is a unique idea. Depending on your topic, it could be just the thing.

btw, I have taught public speaking and understand the potential for jitters. Just get your butterflies flying in formation, and everything will be just fine.

I wish I could be fly on the wall to hear you. Let us know how things went.

1:19 PM  
Blogger magicaldamselfly said...

You are so right Darlene, God does love you and this is your blessing from him now go and bless him right back. I wish with all my heart that I could be there to listen to every breath, every word you will speak forth. I will send all my prayers with you. Go and dance like no one is watching, speak like only God is listening!

::BIG hugs for you::
love you dear one,
Sheila

2:35 PM  
Blogger Mary Timme said...

Wow, you Wanda both speaking! I wish you were doing our retreat, but that is a whole other thing and weekend. this is so exciting! I'm proud of you, Darlene and tickled and excited. What a week!

4:49 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

This is fantastic, Darlene! I'm delighted for you. Good luck with it all... what a buzz!
Vx

9:28 AM  
Blogger Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Amazing how the Universe provides ... what a wonderful opportunity! xx, JP/deb

10:06 PM  
Anonymous gerry rosser said...

You sound wonderfully positive!

9:26 AM  
Blogger Gracey said...

Have a wonderful time and I'm sure you will do great up there!

7:27 PM  

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