Photo taken by Melissa Hull
A couple weeks ago I received a message from Eileen Parson, author, and new friend. Eileen and I have enjoyed an afternoon at the Sandy Creek Fair, during the Oswego County Fair, for an author's event. We've messaged a couple times but last month we had the opportunity to get to know each other better. Teen author, Alyshia Hull, organized a small "author's dinner" at a local restaurant. We enjoyed good food, much laughter, and got to know each other in the process.
Eileen's quiet and soft spirit relax you within moments are starting a conversation with her. As our dinner started, there were moments of quiet but this didn't last too long. Within moments, adults and teens alike were enjoying each other's company. By the time dinner arrived, the teen giggles had us all smiling. At this gathering were Aimee Quonce and her daughter, Alyshia Hull, and her Mom, Mary and I, and Eileen. One thing I admire in teenagers, is their ease in making friends and how quickly they become comfortable with each other. Our dinner time was no exception.
I enjoyed listening and watching the interactions, my cheeks hurt from laughing, and we were still talking about how enjoyable the evening was the entire ride home. Mary shared a question she's been trying to have answered with the group, the kids laughed and I only could shake my head. I've prayed and asked God, "How do I answer this in a way she'll receive the answer?" God is faithful and answers all our prayers, thank you Eileen for being an answer to prayer. I can't wait for Mary to read your blog.
To learn what Mary's question is and how God used Eileen to answer Mary's question, and my prayer...click on the photo above or the link below to read Eileen's beautiful and heartfelt blog.
A little about Eileen Parsons, author:
"Eileen is a Christian speaker and author. She has had a passion for writing since her youth, winning the Newspapers in Education Award for Writing in the Augusta Chronicle in high school.
Eileen attended Augusta State University, majoring in Communications and
Creative Writing. Since then, her work has appeared in the Good Newspaper
in Syracuse, NY as well as various local Christian publications and newsletters.
Her first novel, The First Rose of Summer, published by Westbow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson, was released in December 2011. It is her desire to share God’s Word through her writing.
In addition to her writing, Eileen is an inspirational speaker, sharing her experiences in life – the painful as well as the joyful – to help others break through the barriers they face in life and discover the freedom that can be achieved through the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ.
Her topics range from healing after a heartrending loss and overcoming fear, to delighting in the joys and blessings
in life. It is her desire to bring God’s hope and healing to others." (Taken from Eileen's website)
To read Eileen's "Defining Love" blog, click on the first photo. To learn more about Eileen's book, click on her photo.
Thankful for good friends and answered prayer.
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323