Monday, March 2, 2009
Story of my Life by Oatsvall Team | Edit Post
This thought comes to my mind on a daily basis ... "HOW DO I DO IT !!!" and the answer is always the same ... I am blessed beyond words to have a husband, who 8 years ago said, "I feel God calling you to stay home and be with Jeremiah and allow us more family time." ... Can I just tell you I did not hear that from the Lord ... I liked my career in teaching, coaching, drama productions, and more... Scott felt very strongly that this was our next step as a family and I gave him all the road blocks 1. We can't do this financially, 2. I like my career and I don't want to stay at home, 3. I would get to bored, 4. We can't do this financially, 5. I don't ever want to give up coaching it is my gift from God, 6. WE CAN'T DO THIS FINANCIALLY !!! Scott ask me to pray about it and I did (This was about April 2001) ... We decided to get our finances in order just in case and wouldn't you know by October I was sitting in the principal's office crying saying I would not be back next year that I felt God tugging at my heart to stay home with Jeremiah ... This was with out a doubt one of the best decision we have ever made as a couple ... God then begin to grow me as His daughter ... It was baby steps at first and now I look at my life and realize how fortunate I am to have a husband who wants me home, follows every crazy faith journey that God sends me on and always continues to do the hard work of providing while I get to be available for the kids during the day, volunteer for Amazima two days a week, mend Maggie's heart, get my work outs in at the YMCA, fundraise for yet another adoption of our two precious children somewhere in Africa, and continue to help educate myself and others on the ORHAN crisis in the world. I could do none of this without his support and love ... I am thankful the passion that God has called me to is important to Scott ... He sometimes looks at me with that NOT AGAIN look or please don't tell me another sad story about an orphan or stop forwarding me all those horribly sad videos, or sometimes I go to tell him a Katie story and he will say OF COURSE I BELIEVE she can do all that (no shock factor anymore ... He sees Christ annointing on her) ... You see I get my heart for those in need from my mother and Scott ... These two people have molded me over the years at very different times in my life ... Scott is the first person in a room to go over to the oddest or most out of place person and make them feel special ... He is the leader in our home and always points us to Christ! Plus he is one of my number one T-SHIRT sellers ...
Scott, I love you and am proud to journey life with you my best friend ... I pray your birthday tomorrow (March 3rd) is not just another day, but a day to be thankful for all God has brought you in life and for all that He is still going to aks you to do ... Thank you for allowing me the ability to fly ... YOU ARE TRULY THE WIND BENEATH MY WINGS !!!
Always and Forever !!!