STATUS: For months now, I have had the best intention of sitting down at this computer to search my inbox for an email message that is nearly six years old. I thought I would know it when I saw it although I didn’t remember the subject but I knew the sender and the content. You see, this email is so important because I am writing a story and I need this email to help tell the story well. I thought the message chronicled the start of a journey to a status I am presently living that I had no idea at the time where I was going. But I was wrong. I still don’t know where the journey is going to end up. But I was wrong about the importance and the content of the email that was lost among the over ninety-five hundred unread messages in my Hotmail inbox. It would have been easier to find had it been unread.
I thought the email was about a group of dynamic professionals that I affectionately refer to by the name of Leadership LINKS. When I found the message from Natasha Sistrunk Robinson, Visionary and Chairperson of Leadership LINKS, it wasn’t what I was looking for. Her letter wasn’t informing me about Leadership LINKS. Her letter was informing me about me and who I am through her eyes. Her letter was about our connection and the story inside that connection. Natasha and I have a long and progressing herstory of a journey helping each other truly define who we are. As I read the email that starts out Dear QuaWanna, I am overwhelmed that indeed we don’t know how full circle our God is when He shapes the world, even your world, in HIS hands. He is indescribable.