I was at the doctor yesterday and the nurse who brought me back looked at me like I was an alien when I said "I"m great!" to her generic "How are you today?" question. It was so funny because while she was taking my blood pressure and recording my weight she started thanking me for being so positive! She high-fived me when I told her I was having a great day and loved this amazing spring weather and told me, "I just love you Girl!"
She asked me where I worked, because of course a person's whole happiness and zest for life must rest here in the 40+ hours a week they spend under someone else's rules! I got to tell her that I worked for myself for my two great clients and that I had found my way here after a seven month journey. I told her I could say nothing less than the Lord put me here, and took me on that journey so I could know for sure I was in the right place. Once I took a step of faith it was all right there waiting for me. She loved my story and I do too! It did make me a little sad for all those other folks she sees who aren't happy at all and came in to see her feeling down right miserable.
I feel like at 27 the Lord really took a chance on me, and blessed me. So I'm giving back to Him. Why else do I have this flexible schedule and work for educators who have the summers as a slow time if I can't make the most of it? On July 10th I leave for Guatemala for eight days. I'll play with orphans, talk to young moms, stumble through Spanish and will be glad I said "Yes!" when the Lord asked me to go. I wasn't sure I could go on my own, Patrick isn't able to join me and that's a little scary. But the Lord asked me, "Would you go without him?" And I said yes and for that I am thankful too.