Have you ever set out to do something with a specific goal in mind and then later learn that there was so much more attached to it? Better yet, did you discover that the Lord was at work using it for your good and the good of the kingdom? I certainly have. In fact, this has been the case for me the past 3 weeks.
As most of you already know, our oldest daughter, Morgan relapsed with leukemia in June 2018. Since that time she has spent many hours in the clinic and hospital receiving treatment. As a result of this, I have been home caring for her, unable to work. Considering that I spent 25 years in the healthcare industry working long & often stressful hours, this has been a huge adjustment for me.
That said, I have been trying to find creative ways to help my family financially, yet be available for them, when needed. This had lead me to discover various on demand employment opportunities with the most recent one being personal shopping. For those of you that may not be aware of this concept, this is basically where customers do their shopping online at various stores like Kroger, Market Street, Sprouts, etc. and shoppers, like myself , pick up the items and deliver it to their homes. The great thing about this business model is that you can do it at your leisure. You schedule your hours when it is convenient for you.
All that to say this, when I set out on this journey a few short weeks ago, I did so to help my family and to some how contribute to the world around me. After all, it’s what I had been doing for the duration of my adult life. Although, this process has been a little different. Perhaps it is because I am a little older & wiser and recognize it, or maybe it is that this Lord is at work in a fresh new way.
Whatever the case may be, I’d like to share it with you. For the next 3 days I will share some of the experiences that I have encountered on this journey and some of the lessons that I have learned along the way. I hope you will join me. If so, I’ll see you right back here tomorrow. Take care!