Hi Everyone! I am so sorry I have been so busy :P
I want you to all know that you are always in my thoughts, even when I don't have a chance to blog. Also, I want to let 4whatit's worth that I am praying for her every day! Go to my links and see what a amazing woman she is! There is another woman who is going through alot and I would love it if you would check out her site "susieluchsinger.com" She has had so much happen to her over the last year and she could use your love and support. Especially now....her divorce is final and we all know how painful and complicated things can be going through divorce. Susie Luchsinger is a woman with such a big heart. Please drop her a note or ask what you can do for her....she has always been there for me....be there for Susie today!
I need to go and get some posters up (to advertise my book) It has been crazy! I have had so many opportunities to speak and have enjoyed getting to know people from around the US!
Here is a letter that Janey DeMeo (from Orphans First) sent me....
I loved it!
JUST A MOM?
A woman, renewing her driver's license at the County Clerk 's office,was asked by the woman recorder to state her occupation.
She hesitated, uncertain how to classify herself. '
What I mean is,' explained the recorder, 'do you have a job or are you just a ?''
Of course I have a job,' snapped the woman.' I'm a Mom.''We don't list 'Mom' as an occupation,'housewife' covers it,'Said the recorder emphatically.
I forgot all about her story until one day I found myself in the same situation,
this time at our own Town Hall. The Clerk was obviously a career woman, poised, efficient, and possessed of a high sounding title like,'Official Interrogator' or 'Town Registrar.'' What is your occupation?' she probed. What made me say it? I do not know. The words simply popped out. 'I'm a Research Associate in the field ofChild Development and Human Relations.' The clerk paused, ball-point pen frozen in midair andlooked up as though she had not heard right. I repeated the title slowly emphasizing the most significant words. Then I stared with wonder as my pronouncement was written, in bold, black ink on the official questionnaire. 'Might I ask,' said the clerk with new interest,'just what you do in your field?' Coolly, without any trace of fluster in my voice, I heard myself reply,' I have a continuing program of research,(what mother doesn't) In the laboratory and in the field, (normally I would have said indoors and out). I'm working for my Masters, (first the Lord and then the whole family) and already have four credits (all daughters). Of course, the job is one of the most demanding in the humanities,(any mother care to disagree?) and I often work 14 hours a day, (24 is more like it). But the job is more challenging than most run-of-the-mill careersand the rewards are more of a satisfaction rather than just money.' There was an increasing note of respect in the clerk's voice as shecompleted the form, stood up, and personally ushered me to the door. As I drove into our driveway, buoyed up by my glamorous new career, I was greeted by my lab assistants -- ages 13, 7, and 3. Upstairs I could hear our new experimental model, (a 6 month old baby) in the child development program, testing out a new vocal pattern. I felt I had scored a beat on bureaucracy! And I had gone on the official records as someone moredistinguished and indispensable to mankind than 'just another Mom.' Motherhood! What a glorious career! Especially when there's a title on the door.
Does this make grandmothers 'Senior Research associates in the field of Child Development and Human Relations'
And great grandmothers'Executive Senior Research Associates?' I think so!!!
I also think it makes Aunts 'Associate Research Assistants.'Please send this to another Mom,Grandmother, Aunt, And other friends you know. May your troubles
be less, Your blessings be more, And nothing but happiness come through your door! AMEN!!
God bless you all!