I think I’m on a roll … a very good roll. I’ve had the sense for a while now that I needed to share my story with people. Early on, I had no idea how that would happen or be possible. But, I set my intention and asked God to lead the way. He has.
Within the last month I’ve done a TV story on Liz and fire safety – spoke at a picnic for U of M students, done a one-hour radio interview, put on a workshop presentation at a women’s spirituality conference, and yesterday I did a photo shoot for a story about Liz’s Letter that will be in Midwest Caregiver magazine.
I’m amazed at just how many opportunities have opened up for me … and I love it!
Yesterday we did the photo shoot at my house in my living room. It didn’t take long before I knew that Liz was along for the ride. The photographer asked if I had the folder that Liz’s letter had originally been in when her French teacher found it. I always use that folder to keep my notes in when I speak — so it was laying on my dining room table … I hadn’t put it away since Saturday.
Then he asked if we could light the large candle I had sitting on my coffee table. Of course I said. And, I thought … but where am I going to find matches? I had no idea but started to look through one of my kitchen drawers. I had almost given up when I came upon a box of matches from Green Mill. I had to smile. Liz worked at Green Mill. Just that simple little event made me aware of her presence.
I think she’s getting a kick out of watching her Mom these days! I’m sure there’s alot of other things she’s doing, but knowing she still finds my life interesting and worth checking in on once in while makes it all worthwhile!
But the best part of the past month isn’t any of the above. The best part is that I have finally had the opportunity to share my journey with my parents. It was something I have struggled with for a while. How do you even begin to do that? I didn’t know. But I knew it would happen when it was suppose to and that God was in control. He rolled it out very nicely and it has been a very positive and affirming experience.
I don’t know what the future holds — but I do know who holds the future!
Make your day great!