Well, that was fun! I was asked about 6 months ago to speak tonight at the New Bremen OCCL meeting (I forget what the letters mean, but it's a Mom's group). I was very surprised at the number of women who attended! (I don't think they attended because I was there -- I think they attend always :)
I was asked to speak about "Faith and Family". I thought that was pretty wide open, so I tried to hone in on the opportunities that God gives us each and every day -- and also talk about God's timing and how, while we try to schedule everything in our lives, there are many things that need to be left up to him. Additionally, I talked about God's timing in how he has a plan and slowly lays it out -- many times while it is happening, we can't figure out why or how this is happening -- but after it is over, we are able to look back and make sense of everything.
I discussed my word for the year, "listening", and talked about trying to listen more in my life -- not only to God and his thoughts, but also listen more to my husband, our kids, and life in general -- to not only hear what they are saying verbally, but what they are saying non verbally.
I had a very surreal thing happen to me when I was done. Part of my story was telling the birth story of our twins -- whose birth had a real spiritual impact on our lives. I couldn't possibly tell that story without talking about my awesome OB/GYN, Dr. Donna Diaz. She delivered all six of our children and is definitely way more in my life than a doctor.
When I was done speaking, I returned to my seat. Another woman at the table asked if I meant Dr. Diaz that was in an office with Dr. Teteris. I said, "Well, yes she is!" She said, "I have an appointment with him tomorrow!!!" Oh.my.gosh. Yet another example of what a small world this is!!! She is in COLUMBUS -- an hour and a half from here. Do you know how many OB/GYNs are in Columbus??? How crazy!!! I tore out the part of my story about her and scribbled a note on it -- and asked her to deliver to Dr. Diaz tomorrow.
Thanks so much to the OCCL group for asking me to speak. I really enjoyed it!