Sunday, March 1, 2009

You in 52 - Week 8

Question for week 8:

What is one moment of Faith for You?

This time I knew immediately what the journaling would be. The layout was a bit more difficult. I have a couple pictures of the person I write about, but they didn't seem to fit into the whole scheme of things.

Journaling reads as follows:

"Oh, so many years ago I worked with a young man, (a very young man) whose Christian belief and values were like none I’d ever witnessed before in someone so young. He was new to the corporate world, and very naive, but he was confident that his faith in God would carry him through.

I loved Patrick like he was my own son. He was so helpless in the office that I immediately took to mothering him, and he immediately accepted my help, (which, in hind sight, he really didn’t need). Then one day he invited me for a drink after work and told me the sad news that he was leaving the company. I was losing my friend, How sad!

As we talked more we shared stories and I told him about the dreams that I’d had since I was a very young girl. I would wake up in the middle of the night screaming as I dreamt that someone, or something, was after me. I was in my 30’s and these dreams still plagued me. Patrick listened intently and then told me he would pray for me…in fact, he decided we would pray right then and there…and we did.

As we bowed our heads, and held each other’s hands, I was totally aware of the fact that we were sitting in the middle of a bar with our heads bowed in prayer. The irony of the situation was the only thing that kept me from total embarrassment….that, and the fact that there weren’t too many people imbibing that evening.

I was raised as a Christian, but I’m not particularly religious, nor do I believe that all prayers are answered. But I always believed in Patrick and his faith in God, and I haven’t had one of those dreams since that night."