Many of my friends and many of you who are being called or sensing a calling to something difficult, I’m committed to being a resource to you. It took seven years of work before I was able to open Carried To Full Term, a nonprofit organization that provides housing for pregnant women in crisis, to include homelessness.
In the early years, I wrestled with uncertainties and fear. I am a spontaneous person but being a wife and mother of our children required cautious steps and wisdom. With hindsight as a friend, I can see clearly how I would do each step differently today. Friends, seek our people who are doing the same thing and ask their advice. Also, use the advice they give. Surround yourself with people that will support you and speak truthfully and wisely to you.
Initially, many doors closed but some did opened. To those of you who were beyond patient with my oversized dreams, thank you for taking me under your wings, particularly Mary’s Shelter.
I had two wonderful friends, who spent countless hours of conversation and listening and encouraging me, especially during the times of great uncertainty. That’s patience in action right there.
To those of you struggling with your next steps, there are people who will help you without judgement! Ask!
Periodically, I’ll post a few things that I think will help, especially you, who are afraid to ask.