Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thoughtful Thursdays

Well, better late than never right??? I have been thinking and really praying and looking and watching to see what all was going on that I was at liberty to share and somethings are not "share-able".
To update you on last weeks post a little. Bo and I are so excited that we are going to be teaching 4 year olds in Sunday School this year. To a lot of people that is probably not a big deal but it is for us. This will be the first "ministry" that we have done as a couple. I can not tell you how thrilled I am about it. I have taught 4 year old in pre-school at our church. That was probably one of my most favorite jobs in the world. Watching young 4's become Pre-K and some going on to Kindergarten. What a blessing. I told one of my co-workers that we were teaching. She was not at all surprised. I can sit and just think about it and have the lesson plans done in my head and the crafts and what we can make to eat and all of those fun and creative things just get going. LOVE IT!!!!!!
I got to meet with my September Mom last Saturday. It was such a treat. We talked about what they had been learning in class and what she was wanting and how she wants things to go for the big "Birth-Day". It is so exciting to see how much she has changed. She is not the young pre-teen and teen that I used to know. She is a wife and soon to be Mom. What a blessing to be a part of something so thrilling. Going Sunday afternoon to meet with my October Mom. She and her husband are just PRECIOUS!!!!! The neat part is, they don't know what they are having. I think that is so cool!!!! Not only is it an exciting day but that will be the moment they find out if they have a son or a daughter. I am sure that Dad will be the Announcer that day!!!!
The Childbirth Educator process is long but I am learning so much more than I ever thought was possible. What to do with it when I am done....TEACH of course. Where, how, when, and all of the logistics are still to be seen. I just know that just like with the Doula Duties, this is His design and not mine. Therefore we will watch and see and of course, He has is all figured out. Aren't you glad that He does that for us? I would so totally mess up everything if He was not in control. It would be total CHAOS!!!!!
My youngest is sick today with a stomach bug (we will leave it there). He is chillin' at home with Daddy and just sleeping and resting and of course watching "Cars". He called (Daddy dialed) me to let me know he "watch Cars". He told me some other things I didn't quit understand until he said "I wuv you Mommy". That was crystal clear and I just wanted to pack my bags and go home and sit and hold him and make him feel better. I know he and Daddy are just fine. Not sure about work on Friday. That will depend on how the Little Man is doing.
I do have a prayer request before we close today.
August 23rd, I am taking part in a "show" of sorts. It's called "Baby Baby" and there will be a lot of people there. There are estimating somewhere around 1-2,000 people. (This is gonna be big). Anyway, I am the only "Doula Service" that will be there. Is that like totally cool or what???? On one end of my table I will be selling baby bracelets and earrings that I have made. I am thrilled to be able to get my name out for the Doula Services but at the same time THRILLED that I will get to sell the earrings. THEY are NOT EXPENSIVE!!!! Here is the thing. I have friends in the Ukraine. They are missionaries there. She is M.O.M(My Other Mother). I know without a shadow of a doubt that ANY AND ALL MONEY made on that end of my table will be going to help me with a trip to the Ukraine next year. The Lord made it VERY clear that it would be next year. I don't know when, just that I am to go. The cost is reasonable but I have got to sell these earrings and bracelets and even take orders for the baby bracelets. They are very sweet. I love making them. I will try to take some pictures this weekend and post them. PLEASE just pray that they will sell and my calendar will be full with Doula Duties!!!!!!! SENT BY HIM!!!!!!!! I'll post more on the even when I can put links on here for it.
Thanks for stopping by today!!!!!! It' s been a pleasure to share.

Laboring with You,
Doula Mama

2 comments:

Tasha B said...

Reading about you going to meet your "October mom" brought it to my attention that it has been almost a year since your first Doula experience!! Can you believe it? It's amazing how much God has done for you this past year and I am blessed to have been a part of it. In related news, can you believe that in a little more than 2 months, Nate will be turning a year old? I cannot! We miss you!! Let's get together sometime. Tasha

Cheryl said...

Yay for your September mommy, we waited to find out what we were having at birth. It was so special!

Good luck with your show! You'll do great :)