"You can have lunch only when the associate is done eating their lunch.
This position requires excellent negotiation and interpersonal skill….
The associate needs constant attention, sometimes you have to stay up with the associate throughout the night.
If you have a life, we ask that you give that life up.”
Strangely Dim ~Francesca Battistelli
"When I fix my eyes on all that You are,
then every doubt I feel deep in my heart
grows strangelyyyy dimmm.
All my worries fade and fall to the ground.
Cause when I seek Your face
And don’t look around
any place I’m in grows strangelyyy dimmm.”
Writing testimonies are so hard… >.> HOW AM I SUPPOSE TO CAPTURE ALL OF GOD’S FAITHFULNESS IN THREE MINUTES?!!!?!?!?!
I’ve been looking through these past two years of blogging for grad night speech inspiration. It’s pretty crazy how much has happened, how far God has taken me. It really brings me back down memory lane of both ups and downs, struggles, and celebrations. But through it all, what stands out is how consistently faithful God is. Always.
He is such a AMAZING God, worthy of our praise.
(I guess I also have to thank someone for inspiring me to start a blog. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have it to reflect back to memories I would have forgotten. Thank you KY).
Imagine being the parent of a child who has a medical history longer than our daily busy to-do list, have had more surgeries than you can count on your fingers, and spent more time in the hospital than going on family vacations… all before the age of 5.
Yes, we say life is rough all the time. But honestly, as I am guilty of this as well, we toss it around too lightly. I cannot fathom what it’s like to be the child or to be a parent of such a sick child and still have the strength and hope to keep going. This mom is a Christian, regularly attends church, and bring’s this adorable little boy along. This strong faith is impressive. Praising God…literally through the storms. (Btw, she has another child and one due soon).
It is such a privilege that I have the opportunity to witness such faith and resilience. It’s incredible to see glimpses of God’s wonderful work.
This is why I love nursing.
My own included.
But thank God, He can. =)
Don’t get me wrong. I love nursing!
However, I think the idea of opening a mommy-baby bakery and diaper cake (the craft) store is way more attractive.
I will finance this through marrying a wealthy guy, who ideally would be supportive of expanding the business to supporting a complementary father/son component.
The image I have painted in my mind is pretty vivid. One side of the sit-down bakery has a baby pink theme with comfortable sit down booths and the other side has a baby blue theme. There are plenty of windows to let in beautiful sunshine and give off a very warm atmosphere. The walls hang gorgeous drawings and paintings with inspiring quotes and verses.The store front is where all the delicious, intricate healthy desserts and pastries are displayed to entice people in. The store back is decorated with elaborate diaper cakes and other adorable crafts I decide to invest my time into.The center of this bakery is a play area for kids. (Kinda like the ones you see in airports). Mothers and their friends can come here to enjoy a casual cup of tea and a yummy fruit tart, while their children are busy entertaining themselves in the play area. Fathers who need to get some work done can bring in their laptops, enjoy a cup of coffee and free child care.
I also want there to be somewhat of a community service component to this too. I imagine there’s a couple of seminar rooms in the back, where leaders and friends from the community can teach workshops including, but not limited to breastfeeding support, healthy eating, behavior management, diabetes management, parenting classes, marriage seminars, bible studies, craft workshops, etc. =D
This is going to happen.
Because seriously, I think it’s perfect. I can promote maternal and pediatric health (okay, maybe paternal health too). I can bake to my heart’s content. I can make crafts with a purpose. =) I can probably go wild with this imagination. =D
I really want to believe this dream will happen myself, but happy April 1st.
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