This story began when I was 6 years old and I had a broken arm. It was summer and I attended Vacation Bible School at Pajaro First Assembly. There were many, many children that attended that year but there was a really nice girl who I met. She helped me carry things because of my broken arm and we became new friends.
Even after Vacation Bible School was over we continued to spend time; I would invite her over to my house to play on our 54 acres of apple trees. We had such fun and became good friends.
The story is long and involved but after seeing the need in her life; as well as that of her baby sister, my parents were given legal guardianship of both girls and my family grew from four girls to six overnight.
The reason I share this story is because I find it fascinating how God’s plan in our lives can be so creative. Over the years she and I have grown as “sisters”. No, we don’t share the same blood as she is a mix of Spanish and Native American and I am Irish and Scottish yet we share the same heart and love for one another.
Alberta Wray has been my friend, confidant, coach, and encourager throughout my life; God in His wisdom knew I would need her in my life. As you look at your life in hindsight is there someone God gifted you with in a creative or surprising way? If so , thank Him for it because it shows that He knows what you will need; who you will need to navigate life!
Alberta has impacted the lives of hundreds of people all over the world, she is a wonderful human; I’m glad she’s my sister.