God often uses our deepest pain, as the launching pad, for our greatest calling.
You know my life has changed SO much the last almost 7 years (wow I really can’t believe it has been that long!)
Not only with one the most TRAGIC news calls a woman could ever hear…..
And not just *because* of that – but I think thru that…God has just done SO many things in my life….that just can’t be explained…..
From that loss, and 9 other major losses in my life pretty back to back….
I was already successful w my web n graphic design, branding and marketing company – but that has grown immensely the last several years.
I was already speaking 1-2 times a month at different company, and corporate events training as we as some ministry events – and that has grown a ton to where I have been speaking and traveling 1-4 times a month every single month.
I have become a best selling author of two books, one on business “Keep Those Clients” and one for ministry/personal development “We All Have Choices” and have been featured in two other books, on many different podcasts as a featured guest.
I started my Wonderful Widowed Women ministry that has been helping tons of women around the world thru this process, as well as being asked to speak at different events for widows, grief, support, and just getting thru the loss of a loved one, or moving forward in life after events like that.
My greeting card company team has grown a lot and blessing to be there the last 15+ years — teaching people in business to keep in touch w their customers and clients as well as teaching everyone to keep in touch w friends and family and send out happiness in the mail.
My CopsWives ministry has grown helping women in that field to be a better support to their husband and families and speaking at more events on that as well in local areas (even going all the way up north to Maine in Jan of all months for that!) lol
My Gratitude Girls company that Kathryn and I founded almost 7 years ago, has grown as well with many more speakers, followers, and interactions with others to be able to share and show gratitude all over the world. The training we offer as a team to others has impacted so many people and we love to hear how we have helped others through that.
There is so much more I could keep going on…..God has shown Himself strong to me, and in my weakest moments, He shows up for me, and I am just so blessed, and honored He would choose me while I *try* to walk in these shoes He designed for me, I only hope and pray I give Him the glory He deserves. <3
We may not *like* some of the *shoes* He gives us…..we might not ever have *Wanted* or *chosen* them, but none-the-less we *got them* and we have to do our best, what He would want us to do with them, and walk in the ways He leads. <3