I've been saying for a while now that GOD is about to show out in my family!
The thing that gets me with mine, we have some that see everything as professional, dignitarish (I know, not a word) and must be planned planned planned. They leave no room for error, misunderstandings or delays. No speaking of a delay, it's not on my spreadsheet!
Then you have those who get the information and put it in a drawer with the intentions of reading it by the end of June for a reunion they knew was scheduled for the 1st of July! They never return surveys, registration information but want to make sure you got EVERYTHING they will need when they get there at a discounted rate. And don't forget to make sure they will be safe.
At the same time those who are the stiff necks are making decisions that affect the whole group because "This is not how it should be done." The slackers are saying, "I will, I will, later" But nothing happens. So in frustration, the event is cancelled.
A BIG HUSH is over the land. Now that is what NEVER should have happened. Why they do that? What's the rush? Maybe we moved too fast, didn't give enough time, wasn't patience enough.
Then word gets out: Someone was in the hospital having a tumor removed from their throat but didn't want to worry the rest of the family. But someone else had surgery to remove a brain tumor, someone had a miscarriage, Someone's marriage fell apart, middle of divorce, someone is newly diagnosed with cancer, someone's child is over in Iraq. All this was going on at the time someone was asking about sending money for something that really wasn't important (important, yes, but when you're fighting for your life, other things become mundane). Then one person finds out, tell another who tells another and soon everyone realizes that everyone has an illness, a problem, that's serious that they are dealing with. But guess what? Now instead of cancelling the reunion (it already was) they are doing everything in their power to get it back on. Because even though they may be ill, the thought of June Bug and his wife separated after all these years, (Man I got to get to him) becomes a mission. Folks start caring about others more than themselves. There are offers to pay other's way just so they can be present.
What happened? Family. Someone told them that GOD said, "Come together now so you can see each other or I'll fix it so you're see each other and not know. Come together in a back yard or a cementary. I've, says the Lord, have decided to give you another chance.
THat's how it happens.
God is AWESOME!!!!