It might sound childish… to be so excited about a new job. Yet, I am excited! I've waited so long for the revealing of my second career! My first career is Mama to my heartbeats, who are 18, 16, & 10. I had the joy of being their Stay-at-Home/Homeschooling-Mom for 16 years before life flipped, making me their single mom with sole custody. The last 3 years have been difficult yet rewarding.
I didn't realize God was preparing me for this position with Rescue 1 Global until I saw the ad on Facebook.
I applied. I waited.
When Beth finally called me, I nearly cried. What an honor! God's grace, mercy, provision overwhelm me. His Love… His redemption of all the enemy had stolen… His Gifts. These are the things I want our Grace Oasis gals to experience.
I recently realized how full my life has been… full of helping children, like it's my calling, my purpose. Age 14… babysitting. At 17... daycare intern. 21... I earned a degree in Elem Ed. then taught for 6 years before meeting & marrying. Our son was born a year later, our daughters in '02 & '08. I enjoy getting to know my kids & their friends. I've sometimes struggled to believe I was "good enough" but the Truth is that I am perfect for my children. They are perfect for me.
The gals at Grace Oasis will hear this truth, too. They are loved just as they are. They are not alone in their journey. They are part of a huge team of supporters rooting for their successes. They are brave, beautiful, smart and strong… all this and more!
"House Mom" is a gift.
God's ideas are always greater than mine. His plans are always for me, for you, for children.
If you're willing to partner with me, I invite you! What a blessing you will be to so many!
1. Pray. Please pray for me, my kids, the new staff, and especially for the gals God will send into our home. I'm praying, too!
2. Volunteer. Check out the R1G FB page or website. Our programs work because of your willingness to use your gifts and talents. You are important to the success of our gals! We value you!
3. Donate. If you'd give $20, $50, $100 or more as a one-time gift to jumpstart my new career, I'd be over-the-moon! If you would donate monthly to sustain me and my children, I'd be honored by your choice to invest in me. God and I will not let you down.
"The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace." (Numbers 6:24-26)
"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." (Psalm 37:4)