If you haven’t been blessed to hear Maverick City Music Group then you need to look them up right now! A couple of months ago someone sent me their record ‘The Story I’ll Tell” and its become a staple in my music rotation and definitely a part of my worship playlist.
The 2nd verse gets me every single time….
“Believing gets hard
When options are few
When I can’t see how You’re moving
I know that You’re proving
You’re the God who comes through
Oh, but I know
That over the years
I’ll look back on this moment
And see Your hand on it
And know You were here”
It goes on to say ‘I’ll testify of the seas that we’ve crossed
The waters You parted
The waves that I’ve walked..”
Last year Mason received a diagnosis for a global delay in speech and social skills. It was a year ago that I committed to doing everything possible for him to be successful. It was year ago that I prayed for a way to be present for him and be able to provide for his special needs. At the beginning of this year his diagnosis changed to Level 1 Autism. I knew that his needs would be great, physically and financially, and I wanted to be able to meet them. His progression couldn’t ever be hindered by our finances or my need to work outside of the home. I needed to be able to go to every specialist’s appointment or therapy session.
I prayed about that and just let go. I knew God wouldn’t fail me because he HAD to equip me for the work he called me to. That’s the great thing about God, he won’t send you into battle without everything you need to win.
It was a year ago…
That my friend Christy asked me to help her with a meal plan. So I just thought about what I do in my own home. I put all of that info into a google document with recipe links and a grocery list. She raved over it and said “Girl the people need this!” (if you know Christy then you read that part in her voice.)
So I just made it available for everyone! Christy was right too, people did need it. The thing I want you to know is that I just started with what I had and tried to get better every week. The first meal plans were on google sheets. I spent my whole life trying to be perfect and God just wanted me to be present because his power is made perfect in our weakness. If I was trying to be perfect I wasn’t leaving any room for God.
This glory is all his and not mine. There is no other explanation for how connected people feel to this journey. I know I have the spiritual gift of exhortation and I also know that God wants me to use it to encourage women to find joy in their journey. I always say that food brings you to my table but I hope your spirit gets fed too.
This journey has taken one full trip around the sun and my mind is blown every day. This is our beginning and I can’t wait to see where God takes us. We have been able to give Mason everything that he needs like in-home therapy, communication devices, and extra curricular activities.
This week I want to take some time (and some giveaways!) to say thank you for being a part of our story. I couldn’t do it without you.
Tracy Richardson says
As a wife and mom there is no better feeling than being “present” for your family and being able to do something that you love without regrets. I love it when passion aligns with purpose and you are the shining example. Thanks for sharing your story and your gifts with us.
Cheryl (Smiles Behind Lupus) says
Happy Anniversary you’re an amazing as strong women. I enjoy your transparency and bringing awareness to Autism and sharing it on Instagram.
Shrese Betts says
Your journey has truly been something awe inspiring to me. Thank you for sharing your gift and your spirit with the world. When I first found your page I never imagined the impact it would have on my life. I’ve told you before in my head you’re one of the homies, not just a person in Instagram. Thank you and keep being obedient to God’s will for your life.