Ever had that feeling when you meet someone for the first time, and it’s like you all had been friends forever?
That's the feeling and gift I experienced last week. I had the opportunity to share at an infertility support group last week. But it wasn't just any support group, it's the longest running support group in Houston AND it's held where I received fertility treatments.
I was pretty nervous going into the meeting, because it was the first time I would be sharing in a non-church environment. I wanted to be able to share freely and openly, but was worried that I would turn people off when I would mention God or prayer to where they couldn't hear my words.
My fears and anxieties were completely not real, and thinking about it now, I can't believe I was even concerned about it. That evening, I was able to share, and share from my heart. I was able to share TRUTH, and I even shared tears. The night was like nothing I imagined, and was actually better than I could have ever planned it. I would call it an Ephesians 3:20 evening! The best part of the evening was being able to pray for the ladies individually, which was something that I didn't think was even going to be an option. I felt so at ease with them, and it really felt like we had been friends for a while. What's even funnier is that we had a connection outside of infertility, we all had ran marathons and had even been part of the same running group at different times. Oh what a night!
And so as I sign off, I'm excited and anxious again; but for a different reason. I have another opportunity to share at another fertility clinic this week. But this time, I'm excited and anxious to see what's going to happen beyond my imagination again!