So clearly I took a mini-hiatus from writing for a few days...sorry about that friends - weekend work retreat calls. But admittedly, it was nice to take a few involuntary days away from connection to any technology.
However I have found a way to catch up for the lost 6 days, and also cover 6 (ok maybe 7) very important people I am thankful for...
Patti Brussat (far left)
Sharon Turner & Lisa Toomey
Who are these women?
They all, at some point in the past few years, have mentored me. They are women who have given of their time and their hearts to pour into my life, to offer wisdom and encouragement. They are women who are a little ahead of me on the path, but who are willing to show me what they've learned along the way.
They've laughed with me
cried with me
listened to me
prayed for me
And most importantly, they loved me...right where I was at.
But they've also loved me enough to not let me stay there.
They've helped me understand more of the woman I am and the woman I want to be. They've held a mirror to my face and helped shine a light on my path, and for that I am forever grateful.
They have inspired me to do the same thing...to invest in the next generation. To pass along unique insights and lessons that the Lord is teaching me along the way...maybe even helping to keep some young girl from making some of the same silly mistakes I made. But inevitably, helping to encourage and raise up a generation of women who seek Jesus, who seek wisdom, and who seek to continue to pass it along to the generation that follows them.
These women are a monumental part of my story and have forever left their thumbprints all over my life.
So here's my challenge for you today:
On whose life are you making an impact?
"Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction."