Although I was born and raised in the "Volunteer State" I never volunteer for anything. The only thing I can remember volunteering for was the military, and as soon as my time was done...I got out! However, this year, I had a strong urge to volunteer with the AIDS Walk in Atlanta. Since I had never volunteered, I really didn't know what to expect but I decided to check it out. Since it was my first time, I decided to bring along two friends of mine for support. Actually I didn't give them much of an option! Thankfully for me, they were up to it.
Then, she says "You should meet her". I'm a very outgoing guy but I always get nervous at the meeting of people. She then says " I think she would be a very good interview for When We Speak". That's when I decided to put my nerves in my back pocket! She takes me over to meet the lady and we begin to talk. Deb tells me a little about herself and her story, then to my surprise she goes into her bag and pulls out a book....she's also an author! I wasn't aware of that! She pulls out a copy of her book "Three Grim Fairy Tales and a Happy Ending" and signs it for me. At that moment, I knew that God had sent me to the AIDS Walk for a reason and that it was part of a divine purpose for me to meet Debi Lowry.