It’s hard to believe but we are getting towards the end of our home study. We just have a couple of meetings left. Right now our paperwork is being reviewed to make sure nothing is missing and that all bases have been covered. I’ve started wondering if maybe our baby has been conceived already. It’s crazy to think about. My arms literally ache to snuggle and kiss and love on this next child of ours. I also think often of the birth mom and I really hope we can develop a relationship with her (and the birth dad too if possible!).
With the homestudy nearing an end,it has all of a sudden become very real that we need to get busy with fundraising. As soon as the homestudy is over we have to pay $3,000 to be placed in the matchbook (we have about $500 already saved). The matchbook is what our agency uses to match birth mothers with prospective adoptive families. After we have been chosen by a birth mother and once the process is complete, we will then owe another $20,000.
It’s going to be amazing to see how God provides this money – because it is definitely going to be all Him. He owns a thousand cattle on the hills and since He has called us to this, I know He will provide. In fact, he as already supernaturally provided the $2,000 that we have already paid for the homestudy and classes and other fees. Perfect provision. It’s truly a miracle!
That being said, for several months now I have been feeling Him nudging me towards pursuing Young Living as a business. I have been using those essential oils daily for over 3 years now with incredible results. When I first started with the oils, I shared a couple posts, but I quickly realized that a lot of people have strong feelings against network marketing companies. A lot of people also have strong feelings against the way essential oils are marketed in these companies. And I became afraid. I let fear of other people’s opinions hold me back from sharing something I am incredibly passionate about.
The funny thing is I have been going around sharing my testimony with friends and loved ones about how God delivered me from a life of fear, without even realizing I was still being held bondage in this area of my life. 6 weeks ago I finally gave in to the nudging and the prompting and kicked that fear in the face. I believe God is going to use this home business to provide abundantly for our adoption and for our family. I am going to stop worrying about what people think and I am going to start sharing my passion for wellness and for kicking those toxic chemicals out of our lives.
And you know what? As soon as I decided to follow God’s lead in my life, I had more energy, I became a more joyful person, and my heart has just been overflowing with gratitude.
God wants us well! He wants us thriving. And there’s no room for fear in our lives. Perfect love casts out all fear, so if you are not pursuing something in your life right now because of fear you need to kick that fear in the face and go live your purpose and your passion.
If you would like to join me on this journey there’s a couple of things you can do. You can join my Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SLALessentialoils/
It’s a closed group because I do want to preserve a certain joy-filled culture on my page, but as long as you are a human being who wants to learn more about essential oils I will approve you!
I also am doing several online classes a month. I have one coming up tomorrow (3/13/17) that you are welcome to join here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1363282903714509/.
If you are reading this after that date, my FB group will be a good place to get info on future classes.
Another way you could support our adoption is by hosting an online class or, if you are local to the Tucson/Phoenix area, an in-home class. I have a special homemade gift package I like to give to people who are generous enough to host a class for me. All that you would have to do is invite your friends, and I will do the rest!
Finally, you could support our adoption by purchasing a starter kit here: http://bit.ly/slalessentialoils. These oils are serious game changers. They will help you kick toxins and can literally support wellness for every system and organ of the body. If you purchase through me, I will make sure you have the resources and information you need in order to use these oils successfully.
I know this is not everyone’s cup of tea, but it is my cup of tea, and I’m finally OK with the fact that not everyone is going to be OK with that. 🙂 I hope we can still be friends, and I promise my posts will not all revolve around essential oils. I am still very much a research-geek at heart and that’s part of why I’m so passionate about this.
Oh ya’ll, I hope it’s not too very long before I am posting about our new baby. I know God’s timing is perfect so I am working on patience. Meanwhile I am soaking up every minute with my three earth-babies that God has blessed us with. Children are such a gift. Life is such a gift. Fear is not a gift – get rid of it.