A couple of days ago, I was getting dressed for the day, when I thought, "This is the 20th year since college graduation. It's too bad, God, that we all lost touch with all of the NROTC guys. You'd think that this day and age with the internet, someone would have the savvy to get us all reunited. Can you help us all get reunited?"
I've prayed that prayer before. This is group of people who never wanted to lose track of each other.
For the last twenty years, we've all been getting married, raising children, building businesses, fighting wars, serving in the military, getting ahead, staying afloat, moving around, and just doing. College feels like it was only yesterday.
This morning, I slept in a little. We've been getting up at 4:45 to get to the gym by 5:00 am. Today was a day off, so believe me, I slept in. Until 7:30. Though I was grateful for the rest, I knew I'd miss our morning routine, especially the prayer.
So, we prayed quickly, right after Michael got dressed, while I was still in bed. Among other prayers I thought to say, "God, would you surprise me in a wonderful, unexpected way today?"
I actually forgot I had prayed that, and set about cleaning and doing laundry, etc.
At about 8:30 this morning, I checked my e-mails, and there was an anonymous post to my blog. Someone who was looking for Michael, from the NROTC unit from Boston.
It was our friend, Shawn.
Long story short, after 20 years, thanks to a few good men, God, and the internet, we're all in touch again. The e-mails are flowing, we're going to the reunion, and the phones are ringing. What a great group of people! Talk about happiness! This is a group of people who really enjoy each other, and shared some great years together in College. It looked as though we'd never get reunited.
This is just a post to say, "Thanks God. Thanks an awful lot. That was unexpected and wonderful. We can't wait to see them. Please bless the reunion, and everybody's comings and goings. Please make it possible for people to be found and to make it to Boston this summer. "
In Jesus' name.