AT THE PERFECT TIME, I MET MARCEL
Today, I’m at a totally different place; my old life seems life a dream, like it was never me – and that is so weird. God is and always was in control AND I have a different ending…
I had been praying for many years for a godly man, one who would love Him as much as I did. I truly thought God would call my ex-husband to be that man… but things did not happen that way.
JANUARY 2016, 4 MONTHS BEFORE MY SEPARATION
I received a friend request on facebook from Marcel. Our paths had crossed some 40 years ago when we’d worked together for a bit. I knew of him but not him personally. He and his brother were known as the Niles brothers at work, both very tall men… and also very quiet. I don’t know that we’d had more than a few word together. That’s how much on my radar he was. PERIOD. We lived within 1 mile of each other for all those years but never crossed each other’s path. Marcel remembers me more than I do him, because he has the memory of an elephant. Ha! (-_-)
So when I received that friend request, I decided, Hey! He’s harmless, a nice guy… why not? I usually disregard men request unless I know them so accepted Marcel’s. Like I do with most new friends on FB, I thanked him for the friendship and that’s as far as it went.
When news of my separation hit our small town, everyone was shocked… including Marcel. Everybody knows each other here, and like many others, Marcel believed I was happily married. Rather than have people assume things, I shared the news myself on FB. For the first time, Marcel commented – as many others did to empathize with me.
IN JUNE 2016, WE COMMUNICATED THROUGH MESSENGER
I’d seen some of Marcel’s posts and it “looked” like he had God in his life. As we began talking about God, I had a lot of questions for him. I wanted to hear the whole story about how God got to him! Since it would take forever to text all of this, I asked if we could talk on the phone for the sake our fingers.
AND THAT’S SIMPLY HOW IT ALL BEGAN
There was an honesty and openness right from the get go, an easy, natural communication. There was NO agenda. He was not looking for anyone to be in his life and I was MOST CERTAINLY not looking either.