little things

I was driving down the road today and was just thinking about little things.

And how little things add up to the biggest things of all in our lives.

For example:

Little things:

Brent's family was in Kansas until he was in 6th grade.
Brent's dad worked for Nabisco.
Nabisco had to let a lot of people go.
Brent's family moved.
Brent didn't grow up Baptist but became a part of the youth group at the Baptist church in his new town.
That Baptist youth group went on mission trips with other youth groups.
I grew up Baptist.
I went on a mission trip with Brent.

Big things:
Brent and I met and fell in love and got married and had a baby.

See how that worked out? Let's try it again.

Little things:
My mom grew up in NW Iowa.
My mom's sister grew up in NW Iowa.
My mom's sister married a guy from a small town in NW Iowa.
When I was little we would visit my mom's sister in that small town.
My mom's sister would take me and my sister to the small christian college's rec center and let us roller skate when we would visit.
That small Christian college stuck in our mind.

Big things:
Kali and I went to that college and earned great degrees and met life long and life changing friends and grew into more of the people we are today.

Little Things:

Brent went to a bible college.
Brent studied a lot of different things.
Brent took a church planting class.
His church planting class took place in New York.
A man spoke to his class while they were in New York.
That man was from a large church in Louisville, Kentucky.
Brent had read a book by Bob Russell, the founder of that large church, a while back, and remembered the name of that man.
That man started up a sports and fitness ministry at that large church in Kentucky.
That man told Brent about an internship.

Big things:
Brent applied for the internship and was accepted and therefore he and I started our marriage in Louisville, Kentucky, and met some of our very best friends and were shaped in ways that will affect us the rest of our lives.

Isn't that fun to see how all those little things add up to very big things at the core of who we are?

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Mandi Wolfswinkel said...

Love this!

Kali said...

I'll use Caroline's latest word for this post - brilliant! And may I add to the 2nd section, not only did I make some wonderful friends, but I also met a boy from California, fell in love, got married, and had 2 (almost 3) beautiful babies. That's kind of a big deal :)

And just because -- Small things:
Dan grew up in the mountains of CA.
His family moved to the beach when he was in 5th grade.
He started playing football around the same time.
A recruiter from a small college in NW Iowa got his info at some point and recruited the Cali QB.
He decided he liked the Midwest after a brief college visit and packed up and moved to the cornfields of Iowa.

Pink Pamalamma said...

That's Fate for ya! :)

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*carrie* said...

Very cool, Kels. You used to roller skate in the RSC?! No fair! =)