Monday, July 23, 2007

BLESSINGS & MORE BLESSINGS







Sunday afternoon, after church and dinner, I decided to lay down on the couch and take a nap. Something I rarely do during the day. The phone rang and Mickey answered it and said "Honey, it's Barbara from England". Now talk about waking up fast!!!!






Sweet Barbara from Ramblings From An English Garden called me. WOW!!!


NO DOUBLE WOW!!!!






This totally knocked me off my feet and thrilled me beyond belief. Almost speechless, which for me you know is rare!!






Barbara and I have e-mailed back and forth quiet a bit but I never expected a phone call from "across the pond".






Barbara and I have a lot in common. We are both in our late sixties, both have long, successful marriages, both mothers, and grandmothers and both have worked outside the home extensively. We both have done extensive traveling and love to travel.






The truly amazing thing is that we both worked for the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association in the 60's!!! Me here in Tulsa and Barbara in Liverpool, England.

Now I ask you what were the chances of that?






We share our strong Christian faith and heritage having served Jesus for years.

We adhere to the belief of Victorious Christian Living, that we truly are "more than conquerors through Christ Jesus our Lord".






Barbara had such a sweet, very British accent of course. I love that!! I have always found the British accent to be so proper and impressive and she certainly was.






Be sure and go check out Barbara's blog if you haven't. She has one of the most lovely English gardens. Oh, how I would love to sit and chat and share a cup of tea with you there Barbara!! I told her I thought the chance of her coming to America again (she has made many visit here) was better than the chance I would ever come to England.






Thanks again, Barbara for blessing me so with your sweet call.



29 comments:

weavermom said...

How fun! Pretty soon you and your hubby will be able to take a world trip without paying for a single hotel room. :)

jennifer said...

I am so happy for you. This blogging thing has made friendships blossom all over the world!

Ruth said...

Awwww! That's great that you got to actually chat together. I love the internet that makes our world so much smaller!!

PEA said...

I just love it when I get an unexpected call like that:-) It truly makes an online friendship even better when you can hear each other's voices!! xox

Just Mom said...

That is so COOL! Amazing how much you two have in common.

Myrna said...

What a great Sunday afternoon surprise! New friends are a true blessing.

pearlie said...

Susan, thanks for your birthday wishes!! (((hugs)))

Becky said...

What a wonderful surprise for you. I've admired her garden also. Glad you had a nice visit.

Mountain Mama said...

What a thrill! I would have woke up really fast too.
I will have to go check out her blog. I do love English Gardens.

Linds said...

How wonderful you got to talk to Barbara! I popped over to visit her blog, and will be going back to read more. Thanks for telling us about her place!

lorenzothellama said...

You must make an effort to get to Britain. I'm sure you would enjoy it, apart from the weather, of course!

Kristie said...

What a LOVELY SUnday surprise!!! I will pop over there and pay her a visit!!!

Momma Roar said...

What a terrific surprise for you Susan. How wonderful!

Lori B said...

That is so neat that Barb called you.
What a blessing that was.

Nadine said...

What a blessing to have such a call. I'm sure you will treasure that.

michelle f said...

How cool! You are blessed!

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Susan- That's so neat! What a wonderful experience to meet a fellow blogger from so far away.

annie said...

I love bloggy phone calls!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

That is so great Susan....I bet it really made your day! I can't believe you have so many things in common...God must be planning something for the 2 of you.

Barbara said...

Susan I am blown away by your lovely comments. I am so glad you got such fun from my call as it was such fun for me to surprise you like that.
How nice it would be to get to talk to all our blogging buddies and even more to meet them.
Getting hold of the persons phone number without them knowing is the hard part. I will comment on my site and link back to your blog.
Thanks and blessings to y ou.

~Ginger said...

It was so fun to be in on this little secret, hehe. What a joy it was to know that you were going to be surprised!!!!

How sweet of Barbara!

Karen said...

Oh, I love her blog! I know it's not right to envy, but her gardens are gorgeous!
I wanted to thank you for your perspective on my last post. I had not thought of it that way, and yes, I think it does sadden Him. Yet another reason for repentence. :-)
Blessings,
Karen

Pearls of Wisdom said...

I am so happy you got a sweet phone call from a friend. How lovely, it is wonderful how blogging and God has brought so many of us together. I love reading your blog and posts. I have been so busy the past few days now I can sit down and get caught up.

Smiles and Blessings,
Angel ( Angel Mama )

Betty said...

I know exactly how you feel and how surprised you were! My friend, Marion, from Wales, called me again Monday, so unexpected.....I wrote about it on my post yesterday...she is having internet problems and can't use her computer.....she knew I would be concerned by not hearing from her so she called.....

I just know the good Lord knew we were kindred spirits so He put us in touch with each other.....He is so gracious.....God Bless...Betty

Betty said...

Marion's blog is Reflection of the Seasons....a Welsh Garden.

She's listed on my blogroll at the bottom of my blog.

She was a travel agent for many years moving from Gloucester, England (one of the cities so badly flooded)to Wales about 13 years ago. She and her husband bought and remodeled the Old Police Station...I'm sure you would enjoy her blog.......

Kelli said...

How wonderful to get a phone call from your special friend, Susan!
Kelli

Tammy said...

How wonderful is that!

Isn't it amazing how so many of us can feel such a strong connection through the many miles?

Thank you for your sweet reply on my post...I so appreciated that!
Things are much better now, I know, due to prayers of others!

(((HUGS)))

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

That is wonderful!fqbklnea

Sohailah said...

what an excellent treat! That is SO AMAZING about working at ORU at the same time!
I am an ORU graduate - it holds a very special place in my heart.