Village Voice - July, 2006
God Keeps on Providing – Notes from Hailey’s Mom, Part 2
“Then the righteous will answer him ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you or thirsty and give you something to drink?’... “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine you did for me.’” (Matthew 25:35-40)
Throughout Hailey’s life we have had particular baby needs such as: a baby monitor, a bath thermometer, footie pajamas, etc. We continued to pray, thanking God for our blessings and asking for help with our finances. Literally the week we needed one of those items, a package would arrive in the mail or via someone from church, and inside the package was that item. We also received money back from our taxes and a student loan from Hailey’s honorary grandparents (Village Baptist members) to help us with other necessities. To this day family members and friends continue to bless Hailey with clothing, gift cards, toys and even diapers. God provided for us throughout Hailey’s entire first year of life and I did not have to work. To quote Leslie Parreco, “That’s a miracle!”
I interviewed at Johns Hopkins that week and I got the job. I signed a one year contract to create newsletters and other publications to raise awareness about Hib disease, which is the cause of death for approximately 400,000 children under the age of five in the developing world. I write for the Hib Initiative, which is assisting countries in the developing world with obtaining the Hib vaccine for their infants, to prevent more death and disability. So here we are, Hailey and I, at home and I have an interesting job writing. I never imagined this scenario.
Since the Hib Initiative just needs me to edit
quarterly newsletter now, I have been praying for additional work. I am blessed to have taken on a job as chef –
very fun – cooking for a couple from Village.
Also, this week I am discussing details with a law firm I worked
when I was pregnant, to edit their employee handbook.
I am grateful that God continues to provide
for my family and that I have the opportunity to work from home and
Hailey grow. Each day is a new adventure;
as you have seen, Hailey is walking and talking and she is very excited
it. Thank you for your prayers, love and
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