My girlfriend sent us this video over the weekend. It was as if she knew I needed a little push. I felt a mix of emotions watching it. I was sad. I was happy. I was INSPIRED. It’s women like Leymah Gbowee who make the journey so worthwhile. You can’t help but want to follow in their footsteps of creating hope for others. Hope you enjoy! ❤
A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation. The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime. But a few days later he came back to return the stone to the wise woman.
“I’ve been thinking,” he said, “I know how valuable the stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more precious. Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me the stone.”
-“The Wise Woman’s Stone” Author Unknown
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Seven days ago, I woke up knowing it was going to be an exciting day. My two little precious girls were returning from a 6 week stay with my family in Honduras. We were picking them up and taking off with them the following day for a family vacay to the beach. I could not wait to see their cute smiles and hold them so close to smell their still infant breath. Of course, as God knows, patience is NOT my thing and well, their flight was delayed. It was in a way a good thing, because I treasured one last moment with Jeremy discussing how much we missed them and how life was so different for us now. I also took the time to think of how much I’ve changed and learned during my time away from them.
I thought about how so many people couldn’t understand how we could send our 2 and 4 year olds overseas for 6 weeks. I thought about how I wanted my girls to know me foremost as their mommy, but also as a woman who sees the world as God ‘s gorgeous creation, and just like Jesus, who was human, but through the love of God was able to impact the world. So can I, so can they, and so can YOU. I learned that life is no longer about living that “American Dream”. Rather, it’s about living YOUR dream. I learned to love. And most importantly I learned that Love does, and Love makes the impossible possible.
I also learned how much I want to DAR, and although I want it so bad, it’s all on HIS timing. See, although I was SO excited for all of this to happen, I was struggling with the thought of not “plugging” away on my dream of impacting lives, DAR Project. I selfishly wanted to continue working and couldn’t think of setting it aside. Yup, I said it. However, remember I said God knows how patience is not my thing, I learned to be patient and to have faith.
And with the struggle of setting everything to the side to enjoy my family GREAT things still happened. Upon our return we had over 15 boxes of brand new clothing and over 300 items from two amazing clothing companies! We had our super cool LocaDAR, Jenny, finalize our shipping application and another God sent friend has agreed to help us put together a marketing campaign for future projects. All of this happened, this week. How awesome is this?!