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So, I was out to dinner with a couple of my friends in a neighboring town last weekend and a lady stepped up to our table and apologized for interrupting and then went on to ask me a question that surprised me.
She asked, "Are you Lesterlou?"
I told her that I am.
Then she went on to tell me, "I read your blog. I'm Matchbox Mom (the name she uses to comment on my blog) and my kids still pray for you and your son."
Keep in mind that I have never met this lady, she is a stranger standing there in front of me... UNTIL she told me her screen name. As soon as she said that she is Matchbox Mom, I felt like I was greeting an old friend. I have never met her, but I know her from her comments on my blog... comments that I have always been grateful for. She has been loving and supportive without even knowing me personally. And her kids PRAY FOR US?! WOW! She knew my real name as well and I got her real name. I had to thank her.
This was a humbling experience for me and I want to thank Matchbox Mom again for going out of her way to introduce herself to me and for the prayers that they have offered for Aaron Jr and me. Thank you Matchbox Mom.
Now, I will share that this is not the first time I have been approached. I have been approached by people in the past telling me that they read my blog. I don't remember names and I didn't write about those other times because I did not want to seem like I feel like I am so important that people recognize me... but this time, when this lady told me that her kids still pray for me, I knew that I had to share my gratitude for the amazing people who have followed our story, whether they know us or not. I could name names of some of the people who have commented on my blog sharing their love and their support for us. People I know personally and people I do not know personally... and I can tell you that each and every comment that I have ever received showing support and love has been received with gratitude. And to read comments from people telling me that they are praying for us... and then hear that straight from this lady's mouth that they pray for us... WOW is all I can say. SO grateful.
The wonderful thing about comments that I have received is that... while family and friends are such a huge support to us each day... at night when I am awake in the middle of the night and I feel lonely or down, I can get on my blog and read back through comments that have been left on my blog. They lift my spirits. I cannot say thank you enough times... Thank you all so much... for prayers, for kind words, for love, for support, for kind thoughts, for caring. Thank you.
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