God is so beautiful. We live in a world of perpetual blessing. Being open to serving God really does shine. He uses those who are willing, you can bank on that. One of the amazing parts of this sacrifice is being shown the results…
For example; just simply loving people at work and searching for ways to show them a loving Saviour was a daily task for the last eleven months. God has shown me the result of this; Today at my personal shower there was a time of “Memory Lane”. Each of my girls told their favorite memory of us together. Two girls came from my work, they both made me cry…seriously. Brittany stated how much she loves that we ask “life questions” and get deep with each other, she said her favorite was “If you could only give one piece of advice from your relationship, what would it be?” and she said that my answer has effected many of her relationships, not just with her boyfriend.
“Always assume good intentions–don’t instinctively think that he doesn’t love you, or she doesn’t respect you, just realize they may be speaking a different language. They are really just crying ‘Love me, put me first’ or ‘Respect me, make me feel worth it'”
She ended her memory saying, “I’m so glad you started working at Saint Mary’s, you’ve changed my life, I love you, Sarah.”
I cried…that was incredible to me. After eleven months of continual service, dying small deaths to become selfless and care about others and being open to Christ, He showed me the result. I am so thankful.
Abby, who I also work with, said, “I want to share a story of how Sarah impacted my life. She got engaged and the next day came to work, but it was a co-worker’s retirement party. She waited until after first shift left, and the co-worker was gone to tell us that she was engaged. That was huge to me, that she gave Jan her special day before sharing with us the happiest moment of her life. Her heart just shines God every day.”
I cried…mostly as a reaction of how emotional it was for her, as she began to cry when she was sharing her story. Then it hit me how marvelous God is, to give me these friends and bless me with seeing the result of His work in me.
Friend after friend gave their favorite memories and fun moments, I was overwhelmed thinking about this combination of young women. That combination will never happen again and they were all there for me.
I cried, trying to thank them with words that will never suffice. I felt so important, and overwhelmed with blessing.
I received fabulous gifts and played laughter-filled games.
There is so much to blog about and I know I won’t be able to fully describe and thank every one.
Rizo is incredible, she planned and executed this shower with so much poise and perfection I cannot even hug her enough times. We had a ham & cheddar frittata, ham & three cheese quiche, and spinach & goat cheese quiche, two varieties of muffins, orange juice, granola parfaits, and keurig coffee & tea.
Thirteen ladies, who have all taken part in my life, showered me with more love than I expected to receive and Rizo made it possible.
We are going to get friendship tattoos and it will be the least I can do to thank her for all that she did.
Renee, she just poured out her love and showered us with her acts of service. She was Robin and Rizo was Batman.
Flowers and fun decorations.
I received lacy, fun, turn-me-red, honey-moon clothes.
BEST PERSONAL SHOWER EVER
Two and a half hours after it officially ‘ended’, the last ladies took off to go home. Everyone just had so much fun and loves me so much they just wanted to stay!!!
I got a call during a conversation after the party was ‘over’ and ran outside to answer it.
Mi Amor & I officially were offered and accepted our first duplex house. God is so good. If tears could talk, this blog post would be drenched.