Given the events of last week, a few folks have asked about a post that Jennifer made on February 12th called “Done with Radiation.”
In it, she said:
In addition, my friends Nicole and Christy came to Dallas last weekend and we have been up to something….all I can say is mark your calendars for October 15-17th. Details coming soon. I can guarantee you won’t want to miss this. Stay tuned….
The backstory here is timing that could only be from God. After Jennifer’s final radiation treatment and a celebratory lunch last February, she got that sparkle in her eye that meant she was up to something BIG (you know the look I’m talking about). She proceeded to unveil a plan to bring friends and family together the weekend of October 16th, 2010 for an amazing weekend that included the Susan G. Komen 5K Walk in Dallas, TX.
In typical Jenn fashion, she thought through every detail: there was a theme, an agenda, a host hotel, a menu and “goodies” for all. She fairly glowed (non-radiation related) as she shared her vision. An invitation was designed and printed. She was addressing and stamping the invitations … when God said STOP. She didn’t know why, she confided at the time, but her sense was that God had something even bigger on the horizon, and she needed to wait on His timing.
When the weekend of October 16th came this year, Jenn’s friends and family were indeed gathered around her, pouring out our love. We could never have imagined the timing that God had in mind; He definitely had something MUCH bigger planned for Jennifer that particular weekend.
And as for those invitations … never fear. Jennifer put far too much thought and love into this weekend for it to fall by the wayside. We’ll be praying about God’s timing to extend her very special invitation to you in the future.
He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by His own authority.”
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven …