Monday, December 1, 2008

Post Thanksgiving Update

Hello All,

I am sure that you are stuffed now or you are telling yourself that you won't eat again until Christmas if you are like me. I thought I was going to bust on Thursday but of course today at work when the box of Godiva Chocolates arrived, I did not hesitate to indulge in at least one piece. Boy....was it good!!!!! Then of course I told myself....."No more til Christmas!!!!" Who am I kidding.....LOL

I have not had a chance to speak to "Angel" but I know that when we finally get to talk, there will be a lot to tell about her Thanksgiving weekend. I can't wait to hear and to find out what her next step will be. Some of you have asked how you can help and as soon as I am able to speak with her, I will let you know and keep you informed and up to date on her. How precious is the family of God!!!! Can you imagine dealing with just the circumstances that we deal with every day WITHOUT HIM!!! I can not even begin to imagine such a disaster.

My Delivery Schedule for Mothering The Mother in December is fairly quiet but of course, babies don't come on their due date. I met with a new client last week and then again this weekend. She is sweet young lady and awaiting the arrival of her little girl. There is a possibility of another for this month and should have a firm date on that in the next couple of days. Is God good or what???!!!!! January of course will be busy and that is always a good thing. It's an exciting time and a very nervous time. When the Lord moves and seems to be moving you, it can be a real test of faith. If He says, "I want you to do this" and your immediate response is OK. Then He asked you to do something a bit bigger we often respond "Are you sure?" or we may think to ourselves...."No, He really didn't ask me to do THAT now did He?" of course typically the answer is "YES, He did" and now we have to make the choice whether we will take that leap of faith and do what He asked us to or do we stay where we are, play it safe and comfortable. That seems to be the place where I am. It's a struggle some days and then on other days, I am "reporting for duty", ready, willing and able. We all have those days. I had much rather be "reporting for duty" than to be sitting on the back row with my head down and pretending He is not looking at me to see if I will respond. Mothering The Mother is growing and the opportunities are knocking on my door and I have yet to send out any fliers to the offices that I know I need to. That is what is absolutely amazing to me. It just really blows my mind. He is working and I am just the piece He has chosen to use and far-be-it from me that I can boast in anything that I do. IT IS ALL HIM!!!!!!!!!

In my last post I had mentioned the fact that if I had not attended this delivery with "Angel" that no one would have been there for her. Many of you that read this blog know what it is like to have a child. The delivery that you experienced, whether it was the most amazing time of your life, the scariest time of your life or the most rewarding or even all of the above, you had someone there with you. Maybe it was you husband, partner, mother, father, sister, best friend. You had someone. Now imagine yourself, in full blown labor, scared to death, no support, alone in a hospital room. The nurse comes to check on you about once every hour. Other than that, you are there. Can you imagine??? I, for the life of me,can not even come close. Now, that is what some of the women in the Triad face everyday. They are alone. There is not a family member, a best friend, a husband or partner that is there for them and with them. Here lies the passion. I would love to see those particular women have someone there with them. Trying to figure out what the Lord is up to with Mothering The Mother has been difficult and I am not even sure that I have even a glimpse into what He is going to do with it. I just know what I have watched Him do in my heart and in my life. Mothering The Mother is something that He has created. He is the one that has orchestrated this from the beginning. I only obeyed in what He called me to do. What is next? I have no idea but I can't wait to see what it is. Will He make this a full time ministry? How will the finances work? Who do I need to contact? How do I get the word out to the community and surrounding area's? What is the next step? How do I balance all of the details? Let's just say, That is where HE COMES IN!!!!! He is a God of Detail and Design. He already knows. He has the plan all laid out. He has if figured out. He knows the who, the what, the when, the where and the how. What do I need to do??? SEEK, ASK and KNOCK. Seeking Him, Asking Him and Knocking on The Door. He has already told me. I just need to be the one reporting for duty and READY when He tells me what is next.

Now, I would ask of you.....PRAY and PRAY and PRAY even more for Mothering The Mother. Above all, this is all about Him. Not about me, my family, the finances, or anyone or anything. This is all about Him!!!!!! May He alone be praised!!!!!

In Him Only,

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