September 14, 2009

God Puts You in the Neatest Places

This past weekend was beyond what I ever expected. We went to our first Alabama Crimson Tide football game. Roll Tide! :) We had 6 tickets and took Gregg's step-dad, sister, aunt and uncle with us. We had a wonderful time and preggy here was pooped after walking back to the bus stop. I made it though. I am looking forward to when we go again in 2 weeks to watch Alabama take on Arkansas! The funny part of this story is this. My most memorable moment of this trip was long before we even got to Tuscaloosa. We decided to stop in Prattville to enjoy some delicious Olive Garden and when we finished eating we stopped in at Target to find some poncho's to take to the game with us just in case it rained. Well we had become separated in the store. Angel and Gina went to the bathroom, so I walked with the guys and we were heading to the camping section and Gregg also needed some benadryl so I told him I would go get the medicine and meet back with them at the camping section. Well being alone, my mind of course went to B&K and it seemed everywhere I turned there was something there that reminded me of them. When I got the medicine and headed towards the back of the store, I took the "party" aisle and became depressed at the thought that I would never plan another birthday party for them, they would never get to bust a pinata. I turned and took a new aisle and it was bedding and of course I saw the cute little girl bedding that I had seen before that I wanted to get Kenadi with all the cute pillows and stuff to go with it. I finally found the guys and I found the ponchos and we headed towards the front of the store. As we were walking down a main aisle, we passed by the little girls section and I saw a woman holding a little girl close in age to Kenadi and when the mother turned where I could see her, I recognized her immediately. We kept walking and Gregg saw the complete change of expression on my face and started asking me what was up. As we continued toward the front I told him of how that lady was a wife to one of the flight medics that took Brayden to Birmingham. He said, "How do you know that?" and I briefed him on the story. My sister-in-law is also a follower of Kelly's Korner and sent me a link to her blog when she put me on her blog for prayer request and she had copied and pasted a comment that was left. That comment was from this lady who's husband transported my son to Birmingham. Such a small world. Well anyway. I had visited this blog and left a comment for her and so I knew what she looked like and knew that they had 3 beautiful little girls and that one was around Kenadi's age. Well as Gregg and I arrived at the check-out lane, I looked at him and said, "should I go talk to her?" and of course he said, "that is up to you" I needed him to tell me yes or no, I feared that I may get upset if I go and talk to her. I feared she would think I was crazy!! Anyway, I decided to go and speak to her. I just remember walking up and asking if she was the person I thought she was. And then introduced myself to her. She quickly recognized who I was and it was a wonderful feeling knowing that she didn't think I was psycho. :) It was good to get to meet her and I did well, I didn't cry. I just said hello and thanked her for praying for us and I think it was more of a wanting to just go say hey so that God would be recognized. He put us both in that store at the same time for a reason. It was amazing. I think I was more in awe of God's work than anything that entire weekend. The game was nothing in comparison to that. We got in the car and I started laughing and Gregg said "what is it?" And I laughingly told him I should have got him to take a picture of us so I could put it on my blog! LOL... he thinks I have gone blog crazy!! :) Anyway. I wanted to share that amazing story with everyone. Have a blessed day and Kelly, It was nice to meet you. God is Awesome! :)

14 comments:

The Mikel Family said...

HOW AMAZING HE IS!!! :-)

OUR WILD ZOO! said...

AWESOME!! He is so faithful...even in the "little things". Praying for you today.

ABandCsMom said...

Yes, I agree. He, is amazing. However, as I read your blog I find that YOU are amazing. How you continue to put one foot in front of the other is nothing short of amazing. My heart just aches for you and your husband. I find myself checking on you often. You remain in my constant thoughts and prayers.

kellykelley224 said...

God is definitely AMAZING and so are you. Again, thank you SO much for speaking. The funny/God thing is, I had been in that section forever and was headed to the toys but I spotted ONE rack there on the corner I had missed! Let me know if you are stopping anywhere in Prattville on your way to the Bama/Arkansas game. lol :)
I think you and your husband are beautiful and awesome people. I have no idea how you are walking down this path but I know it isn't alone- God is carrying you and hopefully you are comforted by the prayers of so many who love your family and your babies without ever having met them! Until we meet again... :)
Kelly

Kristin said...

I've followed your story after being asked to pray for you guys by a member of our church (Westwood Baptist in Alabaster). I have cried and smiled with you and I continue to lift you and your family up.

Kristin

Dawn Rodriguez said...

Good for you...its amazing the things that God places in our path..we believe they are so minimal but in all actuality that was probably a big step for you. small steps...always praying for you and your family!

Jenifer said...

Small world! I grew up in "Pratt-vegas"! So glad that God shows Himself to us in the smallest ways too. Just an awesome reminder that He is near and that He knows. Praying for both of you. Glad you were able to enjoy some good Alabama football Saturday. God bless!
Jenifer

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

A great story.....Your family has become special to me....

Rob and Amy said...

That is amazing...gave me chills tonight!!!

Tandy King said...

Meridith you are a true blessing from God. You don't realize how much God gives you the words to lift other people up even though you have been through so much. You love for our God is so uplifting and inspiring. Thank you for who you are. My thoughts and prayers are never far from you and Gregg.

KK said...

God is amazing!

Anonymous said...

Meredith, I have not had a chance to tell you I am thinking of you and Gregg everyday. God is awesome and has each second planned out. We will know that great plan when we step into Heaven and see Brayden and Kenadi and our precious Lord. You two have always been an inspiration to others and that gift is shining through now.
Love you bunches!!! Kim Nawlin

Anonymous said...

i've read your blog since being directed from kelly's korner. i know about loss (my husband), and i know that you need to process the grief- and counseling or a support group can help you in ways that family members and friends cannot. i hope you seek out a good group to connect with. the grief doesn't end- it just becomes different. you will need support and people who have experienced the loss of a child (so different than losing an adult loved one) for a long time yet. please find a group sooner rather than later. it will help.
sincerely-
jessica

Jenifer said...

That is so AWESOME