I have recently been reminded just how much God is in control. God brings people into our lives for a reason, and it is so awesome to see His plan unfold. Last night I spent the evening with my babies’ momma, ha, and her hubbie. Billie Jo is momma to the little girls I use to watch full time after college, and Brett is her husband.
If you read my blog, you have seen many a pic of these little precious tiny’s whom I love so much. Billie Jo and I have gotten extremely close these past couple of years, and she truly is the big sister I never had, but always wanted. She is a strong Christian woman, a kick-butt momma to five girls, and such a special influence in my life.Jo and I have always been close. I can go to her about anything, and she always listens.
Throughout these past eight months, and the chaos that has been my life, she has been the person that I have confided in the most. When I called off my engagement, she was there to listen and let me cry. When two weeks later I told her that I made a mistake, and needed a plane ticket to fly to Denver and try and work things out with him, she said when do you want to leave? I could never express to her how much she means to me, and how much she has helped mold me into the person I am today. I think one of the reasons Jo and I can relate so much is because she has been there. She has experienced heartbreak, she has seen it all. She has cried, she has felt that awful feeling in the pit of her stomach that no one can fix, she has lived it, and she has come out stronger. She constantly reminds me that everything happens for a reason, and life is all about God’s timing. While it took her a little while for her to get to where she is today, and for her path to unfold, she is absolutely a better wife, mother, daughter, friend, and big sister because of the lessons she learned. I look up to her, and admire her for her ability to love even when it was hard to, and despite some of the things that she went through. We have shared numerous bottles of wine, and numerous tears just trying to figure it all out. I find so much comfort in knowing that no matter how big or how small the situation is, we will find the answer.
So last night whilst I sipped my Santa Margherita, and wiped mascara from my face, I got some great advice/insight/stories about life. I am pretty sure I cried 3 out of the four hours ha. At one point Brett looked at me and said “Allie, if what you are dealing with right now your biggest problem, I think you are doing just fine”. (Sorry to not elaborate more… in time.) Sometimes we have to put things in perspective. Thank you Jo and Brett for putting things into perspective for me last night, and for helping me more than you will ever know, and more than I could ever express. I love you both so much, and am so thankful for a double booked training session at the gym over for years ago, where I met a hottie stay at home momma named Billie Jo. You have no idea how thankful I am that God gave me you!