On this day three years ago I was angry and slightly more than nauseous.
I couldn’t find any housing for young women facing an unplanned pregnancy. I didn’t have any answers for teen moms looking to me to show their real choices. I felt powerless, voiceless, and sick at heart.
On that day I was given the beautiful burden from God to continue on His path of starting The Sparrow’s Nest Maternity Home. I had no idea what I was doing, how I was going to do it, or who I could convince to help. I didn’t know regulations, funding options, licensing requirements, or zoning issues. All I knew is that God made it very clear to me this is what He intended for my life and to do anything else would be utter disobedience.
This time tomorrow I will be posting like mad a small celebration after we close on what will be the home of The Sparrow’s Nest Maternity Home. Just three years later of trying to find our way, jumping through hoops, climbing walls, going around obstacles, pulling out my hair, going grey on what was left, we will FINALLY get to start.
I mistakenly get described as Wonder Woman. As I watch a fruit fly go past me again as I push over mounds of dirty laundry and count to make sure I know where all my kids are I can assure you I am not Wonder Woman. I have a wonderful husband, children, friends, family, church, board, volunteer team, community who can somehow see the vision God has given me and lift me up over and over and over again to keep on track to make this dream a reality.
I’d like to say I know what I’m doing, and where all the funding is coming from, and exactly what “soil saturation” means but all I can tell is I’m still trusting God to provide wisdom, knowledge, resources, people, and favor. I’m still not sure what I’m doing but all I can tell you is that I am obeying my Father.
For another year past, thank you to all who continue to believe, all who pray, all who send encouragement, all who send time, talent, and money to make this happen. This is the craziest thing I’ve ever done and I’m so thankful to surrounded by all of you.
It’s rock n roll time after Thursday and I’m so glad you’re along to hear the music and boogie on into the next year of history of The Sparrow’s Nest.